Five people were killed and 26 others were injured today in the city of Cotabato, Philippines. The bomb was placed in a van or other vehicle near a hospital and school during the afternoon rush hour. It was clearly a Muslim terrorist attack.
Cotabato is a mixture of Muslims and Catholics on the main southern island of Mindanao. Muslim terrorists have claimed more than 150,000 lives in this region. This was the second bombing to hit Mindanao in only 10 days.
The Islamic terrorist group is known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. It split off from a 12,000 strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which is allegedly negotiating for “peace” with Philippines President Benigno Aquino.