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Zamboanga bombings

The Zamboanga bombings are the October 17, 2002 explosions of two bombs in the main shopping district of the mostly Christian city of Zamboanga in the southern Philippines, killing six and wounding about 150, evidently a terrorist incident.

It was the second major bomb attack in southeast Asia in less than a week, following the October 11th Bali car bombing. Suspicion immediately focused Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic extremist group that is said to be working with Al-Qaida.

A day later October 18, 2002 Manila bus bombing killed three and wounded 22.

On March 4, 2003 a separate attack on an airport in Davao. Suspicion again fell on Jemaah Islamiyah.

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