Newspapers report threat to US embassy in Manila

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1. Wide shot of newspaper headlines
2. Man looking through newspapers
3. Close-up of headline: ‘US and Israel Embassy in the Philippines possible targets of planned bombing’
4. Headline: ‘Al-Qaida bomb plot in Manila exposed’
5. Wide shot of gates to US Embassy in Manila
6. Armed response police unit standing by embassy gates
7. US flag, tilt down to security checking vehicles entering embassy
8. Embassy staff entering gate
9. Military jeep parked outside gate with security guard in foreground
10. Security guard and soldier checking vehicle
11. Rifle, pan to face of soldier
12. Embassy gate

STORYLINE:

Newspapers in the Philippines on Tuesday carried stories about an alleged terrorist plot to strike various targets in the capital, Manila, including the U.S. embassy.

U.S. television news channel CNN reported on Monday that a Canadian man of Kuwaiti origin had revealed al-Qaida planned to attack the U.S. and Israeli embassies in the Philippines after a plot to bomb Western targets in Singapore was foiled by authorities early this year.

Jabarah Mohammed Mansour reportedly told his interrogators about this after he was arrested in Oman earlier this year and turned over to the US military.

But Philippine officials said they’ve been aware of this information for some time and that security has already been strengthened at embassies and other vital infrastructures in the country.

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