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Hotel explosion kills 3, wounds 27 in Zamboanga
SUNSTAR.com/AP ^ | November 28, 2011 | n/a

Posted on 11/27/2011 11:50:51 PM PST by Cindy

SNIPPET: "ZAMBOANGA CITY (2nd update, 1:56 p.m.) -- A powerful blast killed at least 3 people and wounded 27 others in a budget hotel packed with wedding guests in the southern Philippines, officials said Monday.

The explosion, suspected to have been caused by a bomb, ignited a fire that gutted the two-story Atilano Pension House in downtown Zamboanga city late Sunday."

SNIPPET: "Zamboanga city, a predominantly Christian trading hub 540 miles (860 kilometers) south of Manila, is located in a volatile region long troubled by a decades-long Muslim insurgency, extortion gangs and kidnap for ransom syndicates."

(Excerpt) Read more at sunstar.com.ph ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abusayyaf; bomb; canelar; christians; globaljihad; hotel; ied; jihad; mindanao; mindanaoisland; muslimmilitants; muslims; philippines; tnt; wedding; zamboanga; zamboangacity

1 posted on 11/27/2011 11:50:59 PM PST by Cindy
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http://english.cri.cn/6966/2011/11/28/2821s669216.htm

“3 Killed, 27 Injured in Zamboanga Explosion”
2011-11-28 09:16:05 Xinhua Web Editor: liuranran

SNIPPET: “De Ocampo said two of the victims died on the spot while the third, Aguias, who was reported missing was pinned among the rubbles and trapped overnight before his remains was discovered by the searching team. The two died on the spot were identified as Roel Barcelona, whose last name remained unknown, and Fidel Aguias, 24, a native of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur province, De Ocampo said.

The police official said the bomb, believed to be improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in one of the rooms in the second level of the 2-storey budget hotel and demolished almost the entire level and its floor crashing down the first floor.”


2 posted on 11/27/2011 11:56:45 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.mindanaoexaminer.com/news.php?news_id=20111128024032

“Death Toll in Zamboanga Bombing now 3”
Monday, November 28, 2011 03:40:32 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Nov. 28, 2011) –

SNIPPET: “Police said they have traced evidence of TNT from one of the rooms of the pension house, but no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. “We have found traces of TNT which was probably used in the attack,” said one member of the local police bomb squad.

Most of the wounded were wedding guests Zamboanga del Sur province billeted at the hotel. (Mindanao Examiner)”


3 posted on 11/28/2011 12:01:27 AM PST by Cindy
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http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/11/28/3-dead-in-philippines-hotel-blast/

“3 Dead in Philippines Hotel Blast”

Posted Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 3:35 am

SNIPPET: “Although no group has claimed responsibility, Zamboanga is located in a region occupied by al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants, who operate on nearby Basilan island.”


4 posted on 11/28/2011 12:04:08 AM PST by Cindy
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I have yet to hear about it, but have not watched Philippine TV today.
With my new Satellite dish, only my girlfriend watches the
Philippine channels, and only in the evening.

In western Mindanao, anything is possible.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 12:07:37 AM PST by AlexW
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Note: Some names of the victims are included in this article.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/11/27/11/23-injured-zamboanga-city-explosion

“3 dead, 27 injured in Zamboanga City explosion”

abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 11/28/2011 1:07 AM | Updated as of 11/28/2011 1:02 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) -

SNIPPET: “Police said they had also found traces of chemicals used in making improvised bombs in the ruins of the Atilano Pension House, hours after the Sunday night blast in the port of city of Zamboanga on Mindanao island.”

SNIPPET: “The city of Zamboanga has been the target of frequent bomb attacks, often carried out by Islamic extremists and armed gangs operating in surrounding areas or nearby islands.

In late October, a bomb killed two people in a roadside eatery in Zamboanga.

Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants operate just across the strait on nearby Basilan island, from where they often carry out kidnappings and bomb attacks. — reports from RJ Rosalado, David Santos and Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN Zamboanga City; and Zandro Ochona, dzMM; with Agence France-Presse”


6 posted on 11/28/2011 12:15:46 AM PST by Cindy
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I was in Zamboanga City last month...wanted to see Ft. Pilar..the local government is in denial. The terrorists placed a dud bomb in a mall..just to show they could..


7 posted on 11/28/2011 12:22:17 AM PST by bushpilot1
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http://www.youtube.com/user/zamboangatimes

Video:

Description - quote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsYls7atGoY

The Bombing of Atilano Pension in Zamboanga City
zamboangatimes

Uploaded by zamboangatimes on Nov 27, 2011

This is the unedited video footage of the Atilano Bombing in Canelar, Zamboanga City.

One of the pension buildings of the Atilano Pension House which is located at the Atilano Compund, on Mayor Jaldon St., Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City were blasted by powerful bomb last night at around 10pm.

Some 25 guests were being accommodated in the rooms when the explosion happened killing 3 people instantly.

Most of the guest were supposed to attend the wedding of a couple the following day (today.) Almost all were injured ad being treated in a nearby hospital.

In this video footage shows bomb experts trace and analyze evidences found.

Category:
News & Politics
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Atilano Pension Bomb Explosion
License:
Standard YouTube License


8 posted on 11/28/2011 12:26:39 AM PST by Cindy
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I’m glad nothing happened to you Bushpilot1.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 12:28:03 AM PST by Cindy
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To: AlexW

Ok.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 12:29:44 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7B9d93ec6e-3592-4eec-8067-92f723598733%7D

“Brief: Lead: Three Dead, 28 Hurt in Hotel Bombing in Southern Philippines Eds: Increases death toll, authorities suspect Muslim militants”
(November 28, 2011)


11 posted on 11/28/2011 12:39:17 AM PST by Cindy
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Wow.. I had to click on this thread just to see if Zamboanga was a real place


12 posted on 11/28/2011 2:06:25 AM PST by ketelone
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To: Cindy

Attack of the tail-less monkeys?


13 posted on 11/28/2011 3:57:35 AM PST by tbpiper
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Attack of the tail-less monkeys?


14 posted on 11/28/2011 3:57:48 AM PST by tbpiper
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*** Attack of the tail-less monkeys? ***

More like an attack of the cowardly monkeys.

btw, that song 'The Monkeys Have No Tails In Zamboanga' has some pretty 'randy' lyrics for its time, and is pretty long too. Has a lot of verses, each repeated by the Chorus which is the opening 'verse' to the song.

15 posted on 11/28/2011 4:10:18 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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ROP religion of pieces is at it again.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 4:35:40 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters. Let the dead rest in peace.)
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Beware of whales.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 5:08:44 AM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: tbpiper; Condor51
Somebody has to do it:

The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga (the "clean" version)

Oh, the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga,
Oh, the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga,
Oh, the monkeys have no tails,
They were bitten off by whales,
Oh, the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga.

Chorus:

Oh, we won't go back to Subic anymore,
Oh, we won't go back to Subic anymore,
Oh, we won't go back to Subic
Where they mix our wine with tubig*,
Oh, we won't go back to Subic anymore.

* Filipino for water

Chorus

Oh, the carabao have no hair in Mindanao,
Oh, the carabao have no hair in Mindanao,
Oh, the carabao have no hair,
Holy smoke! But they are bare,
Oh, the carabao have no hair in Mindanao.

Chorus

Oh, the fishes wear no skirts in Iloilo,
Oh, the fishes wear no skirts in Iloilo,
Oh, the fishes wear no skirts,
But they all have undershirts,
Oh, the fishes wear no skirts in Iloilo.

Chorus

They grow potatoes small in Iloilo,
They grow potatoes small in Iloilo,
They grow potatoes small,
And they eat them skins and all,
They grow potatoes small in Iloilo.

Chorus

Oh, the birdies have no feet in Mariveles,
Oh, the birdies have no feet in Mariveles,
Oh, the birdies have no feet,
They were burned off by the heat,
Oh, the birdies have no feet in Mariveles.


Chorus

Oh, we'll all go up to China in the spring time,
Oh, we'll all go up to China in the spring time,
Oh, we'll hop aboard a liner,
I can think of nothing finer,
Oh, we'll all go up to China in the spring time.

Chorus

Oh, we'll all go down to Shanghai in the fall,
Oh, we'll all go down to Shanghai in the fall,
Oh, we'll all get down to Shanghai,
Those champagne corks will bang high,
Oh, we'll all go down to Shanghai in the fall.

Chorus

Oh, we lived ten thousand years in old Chefoo.
Oh, we lived ten thousand years in old Chefoo.
And it didn't smell like roses,
So we had to hold our noses,
Oh, we lived ten thousand years in old Chefoo.

18 posted on 11/28/2011 6:28:11 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To the tune of “She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes”?


19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:35:16 AM PST by eastforker (I'll pick Rick but I still root for Newt.)
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About the song
20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:35:31 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?394-Zamboanga-wedding-guests-caught-in-Philippine-blast-Abu-Sayyaf


21 posted on 11/30/2011 4:08:16 AM PST by Cindy
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