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    ISIS Claims Philippines Bombings

    President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit the southern island of Jolo, where two blasts at a Roman Catholic cathedral killed at least 20 people and left dozens more injured yesterday. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but police believe the chief suspect may be the brother of a slain commander of local Islamist group Abu Sayyaf.

    What do they want? Some are wondering whether Sunday’s attack was a response to local voters rejecting a recent referendum to include Jolo in an autonomous Muslim zone after the rest of the Mindanao islands approved it.

    Check out OZY’s Special Briefing on the stubborn resilience of global terrorism.

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