20 dead in bombing at Catholic cathedral in the Philippines
Policemen and soldiers keep watch over body bags containing the remains of blast victims. Photo: Nickee Butlangan/AFP/Getty Images
Two bombs were detonated during Sunday Mass at a Roman Catholic cathedral on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, killing at least 20 people and injuring 111 more, AP reports.
The big picture: While no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, it comes soon after minority Muslims in the region overwhelmingly voted to approve an autonomous Muslim region to attempt to quell a separatist movement that has killed 150,000 people over the past 50 years.