2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings

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2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings
Aftermath of the Jolo Cathedral bombings.jpg
Aftermath of the bombing inside the Cathedral Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings is located in Philippines
2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings
2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings (Philippines)
Location of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu.
The site of the bombings.
LocationJolo, Sulu
Coordinates6°03′09″N 121°00′03″E / 6.0526°N 121.0009°E / 6.0526; 121.0009Coordinates: 6°03′09″N 121°00′03″E / 6.0526°N 121.0009°E / 6.0526; 121.0009
DateJanuary 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)
08:28[1] (UTC+08:00)
TargetOur Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Jolo
WeaponsAmmonium nitrate pipe bombs[2]
Deaths20 (14 civilians, 5 soldiers and 1 coast-guardsman)[3]
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Sayyaf
(Ajang-Ajang faction)[4][5][6]
No. of participants

On the morning of January 27, 2019, two bombs exploded at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, in the Philippines. Twenty people were killed and 82 injured in the bombings.[8] The Islamic State (IS) took responsibility for the bombings.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rambo Talabong (January 29, 2019). "WATCH: Outside Jolo Cathedral during the bombing". Rappler. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  2. Dona Magsino (January 29, 2019). "Suspects in Jolo cathedral used Bali-style bombing — DILG". GMA News. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Francis Wakefield (January 29, 2019). "AFP releases names of casualties of Jolo blast". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  4. "Military eyes Abu Sayyaf behind twin blasts in Jolo". ABS-CBN News. January 27, 2019. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  5. Jim Gomez (January 28, 2019). "Duterte to see site of fatal bombings, Abu Sayyaf suspected". Associated Press. Reading Eagle. Archived from the original on January 28, 2019. Retrieved January 28, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. Frances Mangosing (January 28, 2019). "Abu Sayyaf's Ajang-Ajang faction eyed as suspects behind Jolo blasts". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  7. Rambo Talabong (January 28, 2019). "6 persons of interest in Jolo Cathedral bombing". Rappler. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  8. Martin Petty; Karen Lema; Robert Birsel (January 28, 2019). "Explainer: Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?". Reuters. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  9. "Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines". BBC News. January 27, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.