During a mass on Sunday January 27, 2019, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off consecutively at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, province of Sulu, the Philippines. At least 20 people have been killed by the blasts, of whom 14 were civilians, 5 were soldiers and one was a Philippine Coast Guard crewman.
The reports say that at around 8:58 am, the first IED inside the cathedral was detonated, injuring multiple mass-goers. Military and police officers stationed outside rushed in, but a few seconds after the first blast, the second IED, located outside the church’s entrance exploded.
SITE group lead by Jewess Rita Katz reported the Israel friendly terrorist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, but according to the Philippine police Western Mindanao Command spokesman Colonel Gerry Besana, the CCTV footage suggests the Ajang-Ajang group perpetrated the attack.
Props to Best Gore member @darkroller12 for the aftermath pics: