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Two Philippine TV journalists wounded in bomb blast

Published on Feb 1, 2014 1:13 PM

SAUDI AMPATUAN, Philippines (AFP) - Two journalists at a major Philippine TV broadcaster were injured on Saturday after a bomb exploded as they were covering fighting between soldiers and hardline Muslim rebels, a military commander said.

A reporter and cameraman at ABC-5 were among at least six civilians hurt by the improvised explosive device that exploded in Saudi Ampatuan town in the troubled southern island of Mindanao, said Colonel Edgardo Gonzales.

Six soldiers were also wounded in the explosion, the military added.

"This morning... as our soldiers were on a security patrol, they were hit by an IED. By coincidence, the civilians and the TV crew were there," Colonel Gonzales told AFP.

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