BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | 'Explosives' caused Manila blast
The BBC reports that 9 people are dead and more than 130 people were injured in a bomb blast in Manila.
The president's security adviser Norberto Gonzales saidSo I guess that this is not the work of the majority Catholic population in the Philippines, but it is the work of the Islamists. There is no doubt that wherever this scum is to be found there is a high death rate with regard to murder-suicide.
the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf has been trying to raise
international support over the internet.
"What is more ominous here is they may be planning a bigger attack," he said on Philippines radio.
Militants have targeted the Philippines capital in the past.
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