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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