Gift-wrapped bomb kills woman in Philippines

A woman was killed as she unwrapped a Christmas present with a bomb hidden inside in Manila.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 18:34 PM IST

Manila: A woman was killed on Wednesday as she
unwrapped a Christmas present with a bomb hidden inside,
police in the Philippine capital said.

"The victim was killed on the spot. The bomb exploded on
her face when she opened the gift," said police district head
Chief Superintendent Arne delos Santos.

Investigators are still seeking clues as to who sent the
deadly package to the family home in a suburb of Manila, delos
Santos said.

Last week a bomb believed to have been planted by Islamic
extremists exploded inside a church during Christmas mass on
the southern Philippine island of Jolo.

Christmas is widely celebrated with religious ceremonies
and gift-giving in the largely Christian Philippines.

PTI