Philippine police clear up after detonating a grenade on the outskirts of the Makati financial district of Manila on October 18. Later the same day, a bomb exploded on a bus in the city, killing at least three people, police said. REUTERS/Stringer
MANILA, Philippines ‚ÄĒ A bomb ripped through a bus in suburban Manila late Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, hours after a grenade blast in the capital's financial district and a day after two deadly bombings in the southern Philippines.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bus blast, but officials have said the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group was the most likely suspect for Thursday's noontime bombings in downtown Zamboanga city that killed seven people and injured more than 150.
The bus explosion took place at 10 p.m. on the EDSA highway, one of the capital's main thoroughfares, in Quezon City, despite tightened security following the earlier attacks.
"I was sleeping, then there was a very loud explosion," teenage student Merlyn Villareal, who was aboard the bus but was not injured, told GMA7 television as she fought back tears. "There was...