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President warns of terror alert

The Philippine president has warned of a possible terrorist attack during an annual Catholic procession in Manila that may draw more than a million devotees.

President Benigno Aquino III told a news conference that several terrorists planning to disrupt the religious procession have been sighted in the capital.

He said police are attempting to arrest the suspects and disrupt any planned attack.

Mr Aquino said security will be very tight for Monday's procession of a centuries-old image of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene. He asked devotees not to bring mobile phones or weapons.


From Belfast Telegraph