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Filipino Pleads Guilty to Manila Train Bomb

A self-confessed Muslim militant pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a bomb attack on a Manila suburban train in 2000, for which the government has also indicted top leaders of the Jemaah Islamiah network. Moklis Hadji Yunos, escorted by two armed policemen and in handcuffs, nodded and answered “yes, yes” in the local language when a regional court judge asked if he pleaded guilty to the bombing on December 30, 2000, which killed 12 people. It was part of a series of near-simultaneous bombings in the Philippine capital that day which killed a total of 22 people. Other targets included a passenger bus, an airport parking lot and a park near the U.S. Embassy, but charges have only been filed for the train attack. Full Story

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