At least 10 dead and 60 injured as bomb tears through busy market in the Philippines

At least 10 people have been killed and another 60 injured after a bombing at a busy market in the Philippines.

Witnesses described hearing a loud bang before seeing smoke following the blast in Davao City on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

Controversial new president Rodrigo Duterte – who lives in the city – was in Davao at the time, but was far away from the area when the blast took place and is now safe at a police station.

Duterte – who has launched a violent  crackdown on drugs since he was sworn in eight weeks ago – was recently the subject of an assassination attempt.


  • moraywatson

    Cue the leftist cries of criminalphobia, and for the drug lords to whine about the inevitable backlash.

  • Gary

    Just 9 more days until the end of Ramadan where the Terrorism slaughter will wane and go back to the Mean number per month.
    Nothing says islam or ramadan like mass slaughters for allah.

  • GrimmCreeper

    We’ve been putting off the international conversation about bombs for far too long. Every bomb maker should be vetted with a criminal background check and a mandatory 90 day waiting period before he is able to pick up his bombs. Black assault bombs and online bomb sales should be banned all together. Furthermore, bomb purchases must be restricted to one per month. Things are pretty bad when it’s easier to purchase a bomb than it is to purchase a book.

  • John

    Let me guess…