(MANILA) LATEST: The military is looking at pro-Islamic State militants to blame for the blast that killed a spectator and hurt 7 others during a volleyball game in Datu Piang, Maguindanao Saturday afternoon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Lt. Col. John Paul Baldomar of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division told the Inquirer by phone that members of the LGBT community were playing volleyball when a homemade bomb exploded in their midst around 3:39 p.m.at the municipal covered court near the center of Datu Piang town…..

#AceDailyNews says that in the Philippines on Saturday militants planted a bomb at LGBT volleyball game one person was reportedly killed and it injured seven others Army eyes BIFF in Maguindanao sports event blast that killed a spectator,” by Jeoffrey Maitem, Inquirer Mindanao, September 19, 2021 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

He said the blast left one spectator dead and wounded seven others.

According to investigators, the grenade was lobbed in the middle of the crowd while the volleyball game was in progress.

Baldomar said the attack could be a diversionary tactic of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) because of the government’s ongoing operation against them.

“We have recovered fragments of the bombs and we suspect it was carried out by the BIFF,” Badomar said….

Authorities have blamed the BIFF, which splintered from the MILF and declared support for the IS, for the series of attacks in the past in the region….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.24: 2021:

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