17 November 2010

Possible explosive devices found near US Embassy in Manila

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A bag containing possible explosive devices has been found by a street sweeper near the US Embassy in Manila.

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A street sweeper found a bag of possible explosives near the US Embassy in Manila.

US Embassy  spokesperson Rebecca Thompson said the street sweeper found the bag on the median strip between the service road and Roxas Boulevard in the vicinity of the US Seafront.

The street sweeper alerted a US Embassy local guard who in turn informed local authorities. Local police responded immediately, Thompson said.

"We commend their [police] prompt action. We are grateful that no one was injured in the incident," she said.

The US, along with Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, have issued travel warnings to the Philippines, saying terrorist attacks may occur anywhere and anytime in the capital.  

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