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Hotel explosion in Philippines kills 3

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An explosion yesterday at the Atilano Pension House hotel in the southern Philippines killed 3 people and wounded 27.

An explosion yesterday at the Atilano Pension House hotel in the southern Philippines killed 3 people and wounded 27.

The blast took place at the hotel in Zamboanga City, said Sheila Covarrubias, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office. Among the injured were several wedding guests, she said.

A bomb squad was sent to the area, though its work was initially hampered by a fire that followed the explosion, the spokeswoman said.

The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. The mayor is meeting with investigators.

CNN’s Sarah Jones contributed to this report.

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