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Osama bin Laden came within minutes of killing Bill Clinton

Osama bin Laden came within minutes of killing Bill Clinton

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Former President Bill Clinton came within minutes of being assassinated in the Philippines by terrorists controlled by Osama bin Laden, a new book has revealed.

By Tom Leonard in New York
Published: 7:00PM GMT 22 Dec 2009

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The US leader was saved shortly before his car was due to drive over a bridge in Manila where a bomb had been planted.

The foiled attack came during Mr Clinton's visit to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in the city in 1996.

At one point during his stay, he was scheduled to visit a local politician, his route taking him across a bridge in central Manila.

But as the presidential motorcade was about to set off, secret service officers received a "crackly message in one earpiece" saying intelligence agents had picked up a m


Added: Dec-25-2009 Occurred On: Dec-25-2009
By: vicsemprini
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Tags: Bill Clinton, Osama Bin Laden, War on Terror, assassination, Manila
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