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2 Killed, 9 Injured in Bombing at Philippine House of Representatives

A powerful bomb has ripped through a section of the Philippine House of Representatives in Manila, killing at least two people and injuring at least nine others.

The blast occurred in the south wing of the building Tuesday evening local time, as the House was ending its session.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene, and police have sealed off streets around the building, in the Quezon City area.

One of those killed was a Philippine lawmaker.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.