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Blast kills 12 in the Philippines

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explosion killing 12 people and injuring dozens more Friday night in the Philippines. The blast took place at a market outside a high end hotel in Davao, hometown of the nations controversial newly elected president Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte was visiting Davao as he often does on weekends and was not hurt.
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He stunned the world with his election in May with promises to get tough on the war on drugs. His rise has prompted a spike in drug related killing with more than 2,000 people being killed in the two months since he took office. Almost half of them in police operations.
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Davao is located in Mindanao, an island in the southern Philippines home to Abu Sayyaf, a rebel group loosely linked to ISIS. No one has so far claimed responsibility for Friday night's explosion.