Two killed, six injured in twin blast in Philippines capital

New York [U.S.], May 7 : Two people were killed and six others injured in two explosions on Saturday in Philippines capital Manila.

The blasts rocked the Quiapo district of Manila when the Philippine capital was hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

National Capital Region Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said, "There is no indication that this is a terrorist attack.

The package was intended for a specific person." "The first explosive was inside a small box delivered as a package", Albayalde was quoted as saying by CNN.

First blast took place near Manila Golden Mosque at 5:55 p.m. on Saturday, killing two people. While the second blast went off a couple of hours later in the area, wounding two police officers. The blasts come a week after a pipe bomb exploded in Quiapo, injuring 14 people. Jihadist terror group Abu Sayyaf is based in the southwestern part of the Philippines. Militants based in southern Philippines have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group..

Source: ANI