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RP rejects US warning on ‘new Afghanistan’ tag on Mindanao

THE PHILIPPINE government rejected a US warning on Monday that the southern Philippines was becoming a “mecca” for Islamic militants and could become the next Afghanistan. Joseph Mussomeli, the number-two official of the US embassy here has cited training activity of Muslim militants on Mindanao, apparently with the cooperation of certain factions of a separatist guerrilla group that is set to hold peace talks with Manila next weekend. These groups trained in bomb-making in Mindanao and had conducted bombing campaigns in the country, he said in comments to SBS television of Australia. The transcripts were posted at the US embassy website Monday. Full Story

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