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Philippine blast leaves 10 dead, several wounded in market

  • Philippine police investigators check bodies at a blast site at a night market that has left at least several people dead and wounded others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. The powerful explosion at a night market late Friday in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in the southern Philippines took place amid a security alert due to a major offensive against Abu Sayyaf militants in the region, officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)

    Philippine police investigators check bodies at a blast site at a night market that has left at least several people dead and wounded others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. The powerful explosion at a night market late Friday in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in the southern Philippines took place amid a security alert due to a major offensive against Abu Sayyaf militants in the region, officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Philippine soldier keeps watch at a blast site at a night market that has left several people dead and wounded others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. The powerful explosion in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in the southern Philippines took place amid a security alert due to a major offensive against Abu Sayyaf militants in the region, officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)

    A Philippine soldier keeps watch at a blast site at a night market that has left several people dead and wounded others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. The powerful explosion in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in the southern Philippines took place amid a security alert due to a major offensive against Abu Sayyaf militants in the region, officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philippine police officers stand beside bodies of victims after an explosion at a night market that has left about 10 people dead and wounded several others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero says it was not immediately clear what caused the explosion late Friday. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)

    Philippine police officers stand beside bodies of victims after an explosion at a night market that has left about 10 people dead and wounded several others in southern Davao city, Philippines late Friday Sept. 2, 2016. Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero says it was not immediately clear what caused the explosion late Friday. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)  (The Associated Press)

Philippine officials say an explosion at a night market in the hometown of the country's president has left up to 10 people dead and several others wounded.

Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero says it was not immediately clear what caused the explosion late Friday in southern Davao City. Police say the blast happened at a massage section of the night market.

President Rodrigo Duterte, who served as a longtime mayor of Davao before assuming the presidency in June, was in Davao but has not issued any statement.

Philippine forces were on alert amid an ongoing military offensive against Abu Sayyaf extremists in southern Sulu province.