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Philippines says disrupts bomb plot in Manila

The Philippines believes a raid on a suspected Muslim militant hideout east of Manila last week foiled a major bomb plot in Manila, a senior police intelligence official said on Tuesday. Romeo Ricardo, acting head of national police intelligence, said security forces were now worried about plans by the Abu Sayyaf group to carry out attacks in several cities on the southern island of Mindanao. Abu Sayyaf, the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, is blamed for the country’s worst terrorist attack, the bombing of a ferry near Manila in February 2004 that killed more than 100 people. Full Story

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