- Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has shared information about the suspects of Jolo attack
- He said that an Indonesian couple is behind the twin explosions
- Año added that Abu Sayyaf group aided the couple as their guide
According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, two Indonesian suicide bombers were behind the twin explosions that happened in a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu. KAMI learned that the alleged suicide bombers were aided by the Abu Sayyaf group.
"There are two foreigners involved in the bombing and they were aided by local Abu Sayyaf who acted as guide, and probably conducted preliminary surveillance prior to the bombing,” Año said in CNN Philippines’ News Night.
Año said that the accused bombers are a couple and were sometimes mistaken as Malaysians but the Interior Secretary was certain that they are Indonesians.
The authorities have identified the man as “Abu Huda” who has been staying in Sulu for a long time now. However, Año did not name the wife of Huda who also arrived in Sulu days before the bombing.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, the initial suspect labeled as alias “Kamah” acted as one of the guides said the Interior Secretary.
KAMI reported before that the Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the twin explosions that caused at least 20 deaths and around 100 people injured last January 27.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine military to let out an “all-out war” against the terrorist group.
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