PNP says no imminent terror threat in PHL

November 23, 2012 1:06 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — The Philippine National Police said on Thursday there is no looming terrorist threat in the country.

Alert bells on possible terror attacks went off after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested three suspects, including an American citizen of Filipino descent in California, last Friday.

The three were on their way to Afghanistan with strong indications to possibly join Al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives in conducting operations against U.S. and allied targets in the region.

"There is no serious or specific threat (on the Philippines) based on recent intelligence assessment," said PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr.

Despite the lack of terror attack indications, he said all PNP units tasked to cover important civilian installations, are on alert. (PNA)

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