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18 injured in Sultan Kudarat blast

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At least 18 people were injured in an explosion that rocked Isulan, Sultan Kudarat Wednesday afternoon.

Isulan Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said of the 18 injured, six were minors, and one was pregnant.

The explosion occurred at about 3:13 p.m. in front of Carlitos Restaurant along the National Highway in Isulan.

The victims were brought to different hospitals for treatment, the local government said.

In an interview by ANC, Isulan Mayor Marites Pallasigue said they did not receive any threat prior to the bombing incident.

“Wala kahit ano, walang threat, walang report sa amin,” she said, adding that Isulan was “generally peaceful.”

Authorities were yet to determine who were behind the explosion.

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