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Bombing Kills 10 In South Philippines

The Philippine military says a bus bomb in its restive southern region has killed 10 passengers and wounded two others.

A regional commander said the bomb went off on the bus on April 11 as it pulled into a terminal in the North Cotabato province.

He said extortion gangs linked to Muslim rebels have been suspected in previous such attacks in the region.

A long-running Muslim rebellion and criminal gangs are behind decades-long unrest in the southern Philippines, home to minority Muslims in the predominantly Christian nation.

Based on reporting by AFP, dpa, and AP