Philippines: Extortion group behind Tulunan bombing – SITG

The police’s Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Sibsib has identified the Al Khobar extortion group as responsible for the Jan. 27 bombing incident here that killed one and injured three others.

Major Jun Napat, Tulunan police chief, said the group was identified based on the bomb fragments gathered by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit and Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) that matched with the signature improvised bombs used by the Al Khobar group in the past.

“The bombing survivors also managed to distinguish two suspects as the ones who planted the bomb at an abandoned ticket booth in Barangay Sibsib and are now ‘persons of interest’ in connection with the incident,” Napat said on Monday.

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Source: Philippines News Agency