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Islamic State Suspected in Philippines Mall Bombing

Suspected jihadis remotely detonated a bomb on Monday near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30 others as they did last minute shopping ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in an attack that officials say bears the hallmarks of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

Scattered debris including items traditionally sold for New Year celebrations, such as cardboard and plastic horns and gifts, as well as a bloody slipper, lay at the mall's entrance where the explosion took place