Jolo, Sulu cathedral hit by 2 explosions

Two explosions that hit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu on Sunday morning have killed at least 19 individuals including soldiers.

According to police and military, cited by media reports, the first explosion happened while the mass is ongoing.

The second blast occurred while government security forces were responding to the first blast at the parking lot of the cathedral. The second blast reportedly killed soldiers.