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More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital

Published on Sep 29, 2012 3:50 PM

MANILA (AFP) - More Western nations called on their citizens to be cautious in the Philippine capital on Saturday following a United States (US) embassy warning a day earlier of an unspecified threat against Americans.

The warnings issued by the British, Canadian and Australian governments called on their citizens to be cautious amid fears they could get caught up in an attempted attack against Americans.

"Any attack could be indiscriminate and we advise British nationals to exercise particular caution and extra vigilance in places frequented by expatriates and foreign nationals," the British foreign office alert said.

The Canadian foreign affairs office said "continuing reports suggest that there is an ongoing terrorist threat to Westerners and Western interests in the Philippines".

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