Four killed as explosion hits southern Philippines

Four people are dead and more than a dozen others are hurt after a homemade bomb exploded at a bus terminal in the southern Philippines Regional police chief Andres Caro says Monday's blast targeted the bus terminal in Digos city in Davao del Sur province. The explosion comes as government troops have been fighting Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels on the opposite side of the main southern region of Mindanao. It is not clear if the blast is related to the government's offensive against the rebels. The provincial hospital in Davao del Sur says four people died in the explosion and 21 were injured, some of them seriously.