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Key suspect in Philippines bombing arrested by security forces

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Key suspect in Philippines bombing arrested by security forces
Key suspect in Philippines bombing arrested by security forces

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday (December 8, 2023) mentioned an alleged confederate in the bombing at Mindanao State University in Marawi City was arrested by authorities forces not too long ago.

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Philippines security forces arrest key suspect related to Sunday bombing.   Photo Courtesy: Armed Forces of the Philippines Facebook web page

The arrested individual was recognized as Jafar Gamo Sultan.

“Combined troops of Task Force Marawi and Marawi City police captured on December 6 a sure Jafar Gamo Sultan, a.ok.a. Jaf/Kurot, who is without doubt one of the accomplices in the bombing at Mindanao State University final week,” the forces mentioned in an announcement.

“The suspect, who was apprehended in an operation in Brgy Dulay Proper in Marawi, is companion of a sure Omar, the individual recognized by witnesses to have positioned the improvised explosive machine on the Dimaporo Gymnasium. Also seized by troops are two motorcyles,” the assertion mentioned.

Terrorist group Islamic State has claimed duty for the assault which occurred on December 3 at Dimaporo Gym throughout a Catholic mass.

At least 4 folks have been killed.

On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo mentioned that the suspects have been members of the Maute group beneath the command of Dawlah Islamiyah, reported PhilStar.

The two suspects have been recognized by the PNP as Kadapi Mimbesa also referred to as “Engineer” and Arsani Membisa alias “Lapitos”, reported the newspaper.

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