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Said Bomber Aboard Philippines Ferry

A man — listed by the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf as one of its suicide bombers — was aboard a ferry carrying 899 people that caught fire last week after an explosion, the coast guard chief said Tuesday. But Vice Adm. Arturo Gosingan said there was no indication so far that a bomb caused the blaze that gutted the Superferry 14 shortly after it left Manila on Friday. Police dogs checked the ferry before it departed. One body has been found but at least 134 people remain missing, officials say. Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaida-linked group, claimed responsibility for the incident and identified the “suicide bomber” as Arnulfo Alvarado, 33, the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper reported. However, the government has dismissed the Abu Sayyaf’s claim of responsibility as propaganda. Full Story

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