The US War Against Terror: US Embassy In The Philippines Bomb Scare

By Michael Davis - 29 Nov '16 21:23PM
  • Security Heightened In Manila
  • (Photo : Gabriel Mistral/Getty Images) MANILA, PHILIPPINES - November 28: A member of the Police Special Action Force guards the gate of the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Security near the embassy has been tightened.

The United States is the most targeted country of terrorist attacks anywhere in the world and this includes their embassies. In Manila Philippines, the authorities recently discharged the "Improvised Explosive Device" or IED found 25 meters away from the embassy by Manila Street Sweeper.

Oscar Albayalde, the Metropolitan Manila Chief said they responded immediately after the report of IED found. He ordered for the bomb to be discharged as soon as possible over which two explosions were heard, reported on Fox News.

The "attempted act of terrorism" is described by the Chief-Director of Philippine National Police General Ronald Dela Rosa. He said that the main target of the insurgent group and not identified as of writing is the US Embassy.

On CNN News, this improvised explosive device consists of a detonating mobile phone, an 81 mm round mortar, and a blasting cap. Gen. Dela Rosa said this could kill a lot of people within the radius of 110 yards. No reported casualties recorded with the incident.

The insurgent suspected for the bomb scare is believed to be related with the insurgent who was now losing the war in the Southern part of the Philippines. The same bomb signature base on analysis matches those that blasted Davao City on the month on September.

The following are the insurgent groups related to the old groups against the Philippine Government and those connected with the ISIS group. Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), New People's Army (NPA), Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Ansarul Khali, and the notorious Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) are the listed groups giving threat to the entire Philippines.

The US Embassy in the Philippines issued a travel advisory to all US Citizens to review security plans and travel destination relating to the recent bomb scare of their office. All Americans are advised to remain vigilant and monitor the news for possible threat to their lives and their security.

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