Bomb Blast Kills Congressman and His Driver in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- An explosion outside an entrance to the Philippine House of Representatives has killed a Philippine congressman and his driver.

The lawmaker's chief of staff says the congressman died of wounds in a hospital.

Officials say at least nine others are injured.

The national police chief says the blast was caused by a bomb.

Police and soldiers in the capital are on high alert.

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