Guam – At least 20 people have died and dozens are injured in a bombing that occurred on Sunday at a Catholic church in the southern Philippines, the incident has the Guam Homeland Security reminding Guam residents to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.
It was a horrific scene, debris and bodies laying in the street in the aftermath of bombing at a place of sanctuary, Jolo’s our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral. According to a report from ABC News 20 were kill and 81 injured when two bombs exploded within minutes of each other.
The fatalities include 15 civilians and five troops. Among the wounded are 14 troops, two police and 65 civilians. FURTHER INDICATING THAT, The Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack, A STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO the militant group’s Amaq news agency.
News of the bombing has Guam homeland Security closely monitoring reports and event surrounding the recent bombing. While Guam is not in any immediate danger and no credible threats have been made in connection to the bombing in the Philippines Guam Homeland security and the Marianas Regional Fusion Center (MRFC) reminds the community that we must remain vigilant. Residents and visitors of the Marianas are reminded to report any suspicious activity relating to the subject to the MRFC.
Meanwhile, Archbishop Michael Byrnes, issued a statement calling for prayers for the victims in the bombings.