A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up and injured 14 people in an attack on an airport in the restive southern Philippines on Thursday, authorities said. A local governor who had just disembarked a plane at the Zamboanga airport and was slightly injured in the explosion said he was the intended target of the attack. "It exploded beside me," Sakur Tan, the governor of the Sulu island group, near Zamboanga, told reporters from his home afterwards. "I believe he was a suicide bomber... maybe he was ordered to carry it out and the bomb had a remote trigger mechanism." Regional military commander Lieutenant-General Benjamin Dolorfino said authorities were looking into the possible involvement of the Abu Sayyaf, an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group on the US government's list of terrorist organisations.