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Two explosions hit Manila suburb, no casualties

The blasts took place on a sidewalk in the suburb of Pasig, near the office of a police Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 09:02 IST

Two explosions hit near a police station and a shopping complex in a Manila suburb on Friday, but no one was hurt, police said.

The blasts took place on a sidewalk in the suburb of Pasig, near the office of a police Special Weapons and Tactics unit, senior police officer Baltazar Martinada said.

He said there were no casualties, and police were investigating. Tension has been running high in the country since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency last Friday following an alleged coup plot by disgruntled soldiers, communist rebels and civilian backers.

But on Thursday, her security advisers said the situation was normalizing and they would recommend she lift the proclamation. Arroyo was scheduled to make a statement later on Friday.

First Published: Mar 03, 2006 09:02 IST