Tuesday, February 14, 2012

AFP: No V-Day bomb threat

MANILA, Philippines - The military said yesterday it has not monitored any threat on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 2005 Valentine’s Day bombing.

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Arnulfo Burgos Jr. said they will continue to monitor crowded areas like malls and bus terminals.

At least eight persons were killed and dozens injured in separate but successive bombings staged in Makati, Davao and General Santos on Feb. 14, 2005.

In Makati, a passenger bus had exploded, killing four persons. Explosions also occurred in a mall in General Santos and a bus terminal in Davao on the same day.

The Abu Sayyaf, a local terrorist group, had taken responsibility for the incident, saying it was their “Valentine’s Day gift” to then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The Philippine Star
February 14, 2012 12:00 AM

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