Catedral de Jolo cathedral in southern Philippinesatacada à bomba nas Filipinas
January 28, 2019 -
As Filipinas prometeram esmagar os radicais responsáveis por dois
ataques bombistas contra uma catedral na ilha de Jolo, que mataram
pelo menos 20 pessoas e feriram mais de 100 outras.
The attack occurred in the Sulu provincial capital on Jolo island, where Abu Sayyaf militants have carried out years of bombings, kidnappings and beheadings and have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bombings came nearly a week after minority Muslims in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation endorsed a new autonomous region in the southern Philippines in hopes of ending nearly five decades of a separatist rebellion that has left 150,000 people dead.
Although most Muslim areas approved the autonomy deal, voters in Sulu province rejected it. The province is home to a rival rebel faction that is opposed to the deal as well as smaller militant cells that are not part of any peace process.
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