Police uncover Islamic militants’ bombing plan

| September 15, 2011

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) — Philippine policemen have uncovered a plan of Islamic militants to blow up Catholic churches in southern Philippines.

Chief Supt. Felicisimo Khu, regional police director for Western Mindanao, said Thursday they got Intelligence report citing militants linked to Al Qaeda were planning to plant three homemade bombs in populated areas such as Catholic churches in the Philippines.

Khu specifically identified three churches in the southern city of Cotabato — the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Rosary Heights Parish Church and Queen of Peace.

In 2009, six people were killed and dozens wounded when a bomb went off outside Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

“Authorities were alerted over this threat. We ask the public to be vigilant and report to police any suspicious looking men,” he said.



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