Communists blame US for Davao blast

By: - Correspondent / @kmanlupigINQ
/ 09:50 AM September 04, 2016
A Philippine soldier keeps watch at a blast site at a night market that has left several people dead and wounded others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. The powerful explosion in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in the southern Philippines took place amid a security alert due to a major offensive against Abu Sayyaf militants in the region, officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)

A soldier keeps watch at the Davao City night market site that was hit by a blast Friday night, Sept. 2, 2016, that killed at least 14 and wounded 67. AP

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Communist Party of the Philippines is accusing the United States of having a hand in Friday night’s deadly blast here.

In a statement, Siegfried Red of the CPP’s Southern Mindanao Regional Party Committee made the accusation as he condemned the attack that left at least 14 people dead and 67 others wounded.


Red said it was a “US-imperialist instigated” attack in a bid to put President Rodrigo Duterte in a bad light./rga



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