PH tells Filipinos to leave

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ATTACKED. A handout photo released by the Yemeni Defense Ministry shows burned cars after the explosives-packed car hit the country's Defense Ministry complex. Photo from EPA/Yemeni Defense Ministry

The Philippines told its nationals in Yemen to come home after raising crisis alert level 3 over the Middle Eastern Country. Philippine foreign affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the Philippines will shoulder the repatriation costs of Filipinos who want to come home. The Philippines raised the alert level after 7 Filipinos died in an attack on Yemen’s defense ministry last week. Latest government estimates put the number of Filipinos in Yemen at 2,190. The Philippines placed Yemen under crisis alert level 1 since 2012. Last week’s attack on the complex followed a series of strikes on military personnel and officials. The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for the attacks.

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