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Philippines Arrests More Militants, Security Tight

Philippine police arrested two more members of an Islamic militant cell suspected of planning bomb attacks in Manila, as the government tightened security in the capital on Wednesday ahead of the Catholic Holy Week. A police official said the two militants were caught on Sunday while meeting police agents posing as Islamic radicals in Manila. Their capture had not been announced earlier due to a delay in obtaining arrest warrants. Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, a firm ally in the U.S.-led war on terror, said on Tuesday her government had foiled a “Madrid-level” terror attack on shops and trains in Manila by arresting four suspected Islamic militants and seizing a large amount of explosives. Full Story

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