In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte was assassinated. 9 members of the security were wounded during the explosion of the convoy.
One person is in critical condition after an explosion in Marawi, in the southern island of Mindanao. The President Duterte was not with the convoy. "We assure our brave men and women who sacrifice their life for duty and country, their commander-in-chief would never leave them in a difficult moment," said a spokesman for Duterte Martin Andanar.
The team consisted of 50 people, for a planned visit Duterte in Marawi, said Colonel Jean Pony. It is unclear whether the visit Duarte city of Marawi. The Colonel said that the incident could be a distraction that was committed Islamic fighting organization. The group was connected with the bombings in his native city of Duterte in Davao city in September, during which 14 people died.
This week, a homemade explosive device was discovered near the U.S. Embassy in Manila. The police said it was the same design that was discovered during the assault in Davao city. Terrorism is an ongoing problem in the southern Philippines, where is grouping of the "Mouth" and the militant group "Abu Sayyaf".
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