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Filipino police make arrests in blasts

Filipino police have arrested several men for questioning about at least two explosions that rocked southern towns in the Philippines Tuesday, killing an American and at least 26 others and injuring more than 100. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has called an emergency Cabinet meeting on internal security and sent senior officials in her government to oversee handling of the bombings on the island of Mindanao. Arroyo also said several men have been arrested and are being interrogated for information about the attacks. The first and more deadly explosion occurred around 5:20 p.m. local time Tuesday at Davao City International Airport, the result of what police believe was a knapsack bomb. About 40 minutes later, a grenade exploded in Davao del Norte, an hour’s drive from Davao City, said Chief Superintendent Vidal Querol of the Philippine National Police. Another explosion reportedly took place at a bus terminal in Ecoland, killing two in addition to the three others, the Manila Bulletin reported. Full Story

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