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Six dead in Philippines restaurant blast; local politician among those who died

Published on Jul 27, 2013 11:45 AM

MANILA (AFP) - Six people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a bomb exploded at a restaurant in the southern Philippines, police and local officials said on Saturday.

Police said the improvised explosive device went off around midnight (1600 GMT Friday) at a popular restaurant in the southern port city of Cagayan de Oro.

The motive for the blast was not immediately clear, Cagayan de Oro police chief Graciano Mijares said.

"We will have to wait for the results of the investigation," he added.

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