Philippines President orders investigation into explosives found near US Embassy

- Posted in America by Visa Bureauon 18 November 2010

Mr Aquino said that the police and the NBI would do a full investigation to trace who these explosives were issued to and the circumstances surrounding their placement near the US Embassy  in Manila.

The discovery of a fragmentation grenade and grenade launcher in a bag near the US Embassy was made by a street sweeper.

Mr Aquino also said that the investigation would include "false bomb threats" and that even "the mere act of calling various establishments, various places and telling there is a bomb there which would soon explode, that should not be tolerated."

"We have to punish those who create panic," he said.

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