Will the Islamophobia never end? “Doctors among dead in Philippines hotel blast,” from Agence France Presse, July 28 (thanks to Maxwell):
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines: Six people were killed and as many as 48 wounded in the Philippines when a bomb struck a restaurant filled with doctors after a national convention, police said Saturday.
Police said the improvised explosive device went off around midnight at a popular restaurant in the southern port city of Cagayan de Oro.
Most of the victims were doctors and pharmaceutical salesmen who had just attended a national convention of lung-disease specialists at a nearby hotel, said the city police chief Graciano Mijares.
“This is one of the busiest areas of Cagayan de Oro…. somebody left a bomb on a chair at the bistro,” he told reporters.
He declined to speculate on the motive for the bombing, saying an investigation was under way.
Cagayan de Oro is located on the main southern island of Mindanao, which has been blighted by a decades-old rebellion by anti-state elements.
That is, Islamic jihadists.
Witnesses at the scene described horrific scenes, with the top of the head of one victim blown off and the torso of another hanging limply on a chair as police sifted through the debris for evidence….