The United States has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city Davao, saying they are ready to provide any assistance in the investigation.
“The United States offers deep condolences to the families and other loved ones of the victims of the explosion in the Philippines’ Davao City, and our thoughts and prayers are with the injured,” spokesperson of the National Security Council Ned Price said.
At least 10 people died and many others injured when a bomb tore through a night market in the centre of Davao.
“We understand that local authorities continue to investigate the cause of the explosion in the night market, and the United States stands ready to provide assistance to the investigation,” Price said.
The US President will have an opportunity to offer his personal condolences to his Philippine counterpart next week, when the two leaders plan to meet on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Laos, he said.