Bomb stirs tensions in Philippines province
CWN - December 28, 2010
Tensions remain high in the Mindanao province of the Philippines, where a Catholic church was bombed on Christmas Day. Nevertheless, thousands of people attended Christmas Mass at nearby churches.
A source in Mindanao told the AsiaNews service that Christians were disturbed by the lack of security in the region. The source pointed out that the church that was bombed is located inside a military base, yet the bombers were able to rig the explosive device without being detected.
President Benino Aquino has said that the Christmas bombing was the responsibility fo the Abu Sayyaf movement, which is fighting for Islamic rule in Mindanao.
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