- An Islamic State group claimed the responsibility over the attack in Jolo
- However, the Philippine military has tagged the Abu Sayyaf as the people behind the bombing
- The Armed Forces of the Philippines is still on the lookout for the criminals behind the attack
An Islamic State group has claimed the dual suicide bombing in a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu. KAMI learned that a formal communique was released in the website of SITE Intelligence Group on Sunday, January 27 as reported by Rappler.
However, in a report by GMA News, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) tagged the Abu Sayyaf as the people behind the bombing which killed at least 20 mass goers last Sunday.
"Ang ating early suspicion ay mga miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf base na rin po sa ibang impormasyon na nakalam natin partikular ang CCTV footage," Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo of AFP said.
"Mayroon tayong ginagawang pursuit operations at sa ngayon ay atin pong tinutugis at hindi po natin tatantanan ang mga hinihinalang miyembro na 'yan ng Abu Sayyaf na siya pong pangunahin nating itinuturing na suspects," Arevalo added.
The AFP spokesperson also said that they are not limiting the suspects over the tragic incident.
"Be that as it may, we are not discounting any other possibility na meron pang iba na maging suspek dito sa naging pagsabog na ito,"
As previously reported by KAMI, twin suicide bombings happened at the Our lady of Mt. Carmel cathedral in Jolo. 20 were reported killed and around 81 were injured. The Palace said that they will get at the very bottom of this attack and that they will put in jail the criminals behind this.
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