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Gov’t troops capture Marawi bombing suspect

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Government forces arrested a suspect in the bomb attack at the Mindanao State University that killed four people and injured dozens more during a Mass service on Sunday.

The military on Friday said Jafar Gamo Sultan, alias Jaf/Kurot, was captured by combined troops of Task Force Marawi and Marawi City police on Dec. 6.

“The suspect, who was apprehended in an operation in Brgy Dulay Proper in Marawi, is companion of a certain Omar, the person identified by witnesses to have placed the improvised explosive device at the Dimaporo Gymnasium.

Also seized by troops are two motorcyles,” the military said in a statement. “This development shows the seriousness of the government in capturing the perpetrators of the terrorist attack on innocent civilians and in ensuring that similar incidents will not happen again.

It also demonstrates the AFP’s commitment to its mandate as protector of the people and the state.”

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