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The Manila bombing you didn’t hear about: a boots on the ground report


Moscow erupted in pandemonium this week as a bombing attack at the city’s busiest airport claimed the lives of at least 40 people on Monday. Nobody seemed to notice the bombing in Manilla, Philippines only hours later.

Two people were killed on Tuesday when an 81mm mortar was remotely detonated on board a bus in the Makati business district of Manila. Initial police findings suggest that attackers boarded the bus, placed the device under a passenger seat, got off the bus, and detonated it via mobile phone.

The Philippines is home to several Islamic separatist groups who are engaged in an insurgency to establish their own independent Islamic state in the southern Philippines. Tim Staermose, the latest, greatest addition to our growing team here at Sovereign Man, lives in Manila and was on the ground during the event.


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