3 Busted in Plot to Bomb US Manila Embassy
Foreigners also targeted UK, Australia, Israel missions
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2008 5:42 AM CST
In Manila, three men are alleged to have plotted to bomb the American embassy and three other foreign missions.   ((c) indi.ca)
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(Newser) – Authorities in the Philippines have arrested three men from the Middle East who allegedly plotted to bomb the American embassy in Manila. One of the suspects is from Jordan, but their identities remain unknown, reports AP. The three were also targeting the embassies of the United Kingdom, Australia and Israel, officials said.

They are suspected of having ties with the Indonesian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, which advocates an Islamic state in southeast Asia, and a small terrorist group based in the southern Philippines. Both of those groups have been blamed for the country's deadliest terrorist attack, the 2004 bombing of a ferry in Manila Bay that killed 116 people.