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US issues security alert for Philippine capital

Published on Sep 28, 2012 6:15 PM

MANILA (AFP) - The United States (US) issued a security alert for the Philippine capital of Manila on Friday, warning its citizens they could be the target of an unspecified attack.

The US embassy in Manila released a statement calling for US citizens to exercise extreme caution and consider cancelling American gatherings in the capital.

"The US Embassy advises American citizens in the Philippines that a threat against American citizens in metropolitan Manila, specifically the Pasay City neighborhood, has been detected by reliable security forces," the statement said.

"This threat remains in effect until October 10, 2012."