Bomb defused at resort in Zamboanga, Philippines

An improvised bomb planted in a resort in Buug town, Zamboanga Sibugay, was defused before it exploded. The bomb was concealed in a plastic gallon container in front of the Inland Resort. Travellers in southern Mindanao should exercise extreme caution due to on-going civil unrest and periodic armed conflict in this area. Several countries advise their citizens to avoid all travel to Central and Western Mindanao, including the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Sulu Archipelago.

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