Governor survives bomb blast; PHILIPPINES.
Sulu Governor Sakur Tan said he was not hurt in the blast, which occurred about 100 yards from the provincial capitol building on Jolo Island - a hotbed for Abu Sayyaf militants - as the convoy was passing by. The mayor and three escorts were taken to a hospital but their injuries were not serious.
Police were still investigating if the Abu Sayyaf group was behind the attack.
Mr Tan also has a number of political opponents in predominantly Muslim Jolo, after he launched a campaign against illegal guns, a major security concern in the province..
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|Publication:||The Birmingham Post (England)|
|Date:||May 14, 2009|
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