On Sunday, an explosion burst through a university gymnasium in the southern philippines during a Catholic mass, killing three people and injuring numerous more, according to media reports. Mindanao State university is "deeply saddened and appalled by the act of violence that occurred during a religious gathering," according to a facebook statement. "We unequivocally condemn in the strongest possible terms this senseless and horrific act."

The university in Marawi, which was besieged by pro-Islamic State terrorists in 2017, announced that courses will be suspended until further notice. CNN philippines reported three deaths and nine injuries on its facebook page, citing the provincial police office. On facebook, the Edge Davao media agency also claimed three deaths.

An explosion swept through a Catholic mass in a university gymnasium in the southern philippines on Sunday, killing three people and injuring nine, according to authorities. The authorities are investigating the Mindanao State university explosion, according to regional police head Brigadier General Allan Nobleza, who added that one aspect being explored is possible vengeance by pro-Islamic State terrorists.

The Philippine military stated on saturday that they had killed 11 terrorists, including members of the pro-Islamic State Dawlah Islamiyah-Philippines, in a military operation the day before in Maguindanao del Sur province. "I condemn this morning's violent bombing incident," Lanao del Sur governor Mamintal Adiong Jr stated in a statement. "Terroristic attacks on educational institutions must also be condemned because these are places that promote the culture of peace."

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