At least 12 civilians were killed and dozens injured on Friday in an explosion in Davao city, Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, said the explosion was an act of terrorism and authorized the police and military to search cars and frisk people at checkpoints, CNN has reported.
At least 30 people were taken to a hospital after the blast in Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city, Reuters has reported reported.
The attack took place at a night market in Roxas Avenue around 11 pm (local time). Fire trucks and ambulances are at the location, but authorities have not been able to confirm the number of casualties, according to CNN.
It is unclear what caused the blast, but witnesses said the explosion was heard from a massage area in the middle of the street.