ARMM gov: Zambo bus terminal blast meant to kill innocent people

Filipino Muslims gather at the Quiapo Mosque in Manila on Sunday (June 29, 2014) to mark the start of Ramadan, a time for spiritual reflection. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from eating, fasting, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (MNS photo)

Filipino Muslims gather at the Quiapo Mosque in Manila on Sunday (June 29, 2014) to mark the start of Ramadan, a time for spiritual reflection. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from eating, fasting, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman on Friday said the explosion across a bus terminal, which killed one person and hurt 48 others, was a “heinous act” intended to kill innocent civilians.

In a press statement, Hataman condemned the attack, saying was cowardly and heinous act.

“We in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao extend our sympathies to the victims and pray for their speedy recovery,” he said.

“We condemn this crime, meant to kill innocent civilians, and demand that the perpetrators of this incident be brought to justice,” he added.

At least one person was and 48 others injured Friday as a parked car exploded in the southern Philippines, with the local authorities blaming the blast on al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants.

Witnesses told police a parked car went up in flames and was torn to pieces in a powerful mid-afternoon blast that shattered glass panels in a commercial section on Zamboanga city’s outskirts. (MNS)

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