Sixteen persons were reported wounded including elements of the 5th Special Forces Battalion who were on guard at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral tasked to secure churchgoers when an explosion occurred Sunday night along Quezon Avenue in Cotabato City.

In her Facebook post, Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi said the city was on lock down after the explosion but is now lifted after the explosion site was cleared. View photos in the link below.

Meanwhile, 5 persons were wounded after a similar explosion occurred in Libungan town, about 52 kilometers from Cotabato City. Read link below.

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