Bomb explosion kills 3 and wounds 27 in Zamboanga, Philippines

A powerful bomb exploded in a hotel in Zamboanga during a wedding reception and killed 3 people while wounding 27 others. While no group has claimed responsibility, in the past, deadly bombings have been blamed on al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group.

Travellers should be aware that there is a chronic level of civil unrest in southern Philippines. Travellers should exercise caution and avoid venues that might be targeted by terrorist groups.

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