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RP ranks high in terrorism, now 8th most dangerous By Michaela P. del Callar 01/26/2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TERRORISTS STRIKE AS EDSA BOMB BLAST KILLS 4, INJURES DOZENS

RP ranks high in terrorism, now 8th most dangerous

By Michaela P. del Callar 01/26/2011

Foreign countries all issued travel warnings to their citizens against imminent terrorist attacks in the country, which irked President Aquino, who claimed then that these foreign travel advisories were baseless, and demanded at least seven countries to withdraw their advisories.

But the foreign advisories proved to have a lot of substance, as just yesterday, a bomb planted under a seat in the bus travelling through Edsa-Makati went off, killing at least four passengers and injured dozens, all of whom were brought to the government hospital in Makati.

Yesterday’s bus blast succeeds in affirming that the Philippines, which has moved two notches up in this year’s global terrorism risk assessment, now ranks as the eighth most dangerous country in the world.

Joining the Philippines in the Terrorism Risk Index are: Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestinian Territories in fifth place, Colombia 6, Thailand 7, Yemen 9 and Russia at 10th spot..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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