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UN condemns Sulu twin bombings

The United Nations (UN) in the Philippines has strongly condemned the two bomb attacks in Jolo, Sulu which killed 15 persons and hurt 77 others.

Military personnel stretcher away some of the victims after an improvised bomb exploded next to a military vehicle in the town of Jolo on Sulu island on August 24, 2020. (Photo by Nickee BUTLANGAN / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The UN stressed that attacks against civilians are always unacceptable and called on perpetrators to be held accountable,” the statement read.

The UN also expressed deep condolences to the Philippine government and the communities affected by the two blasts.

On August 24, Jolo was rocked by two explosions. The first bomb was reportedly attached to a motorcycle and was detonated around noon.

The second blast was reportedly carried out by a “foreign-looking” female suicide bomber.

Among the fatalities in the blast were civilians, members of the Philippine Army, and the police’s elite Special Action Force (SAF).

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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