Terror, Visible

Last week, Southeast Asia's war on terror, usually waged behind the scenes, burst into the open. In the Philippines, 22 alleged Muslim militants, including three top leaders of the Abu Sayyaf group, were killed during the bloody suppression of a prison riot. But offstage developments are just as frightening. TIME has learned that Philippine security forces seized a cache of sophisticated bombs during a mid-February raid on a safe house that police say was maintained by Abu Sayyaf in Manila. Twelve bombs manufactured from C4 plastic explosive were recovered, expertly hidden in items such as toothpaste tubes and deodorant bottles....

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