Philippines Bombings May Be Test for Larger Attacks

 A series of bombings on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines has intelligence authorities concerned it may be the work of terror suspect Basit Usman. Usman is a reputed member of the terror group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) also linked to the Abu Sayyaf group. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but authorities are concerned they may be test missions in preparation for larger attacks potentially targeting the capital Manila. Police are currently hunting 20 suspects who reportedly have been trained in bomb making by Usman.