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CONFIRMED: Suspect in Davao City Bombing Arrested Today!


A suspect in the bombing of a night market in Davao City has been arrested, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said Friday.

In an advisory, the military said no less than Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana will be presenting the arrested suspect Friday afternoon.

As of posting time, no other details were available.

At least 15 people were killed while 70 others were injured when an explosion rocked the Roxas Night Market last September 2.

President Rodrigo Duterte, who was in Davao City during the bomb attack, had declared a state of national emergency on the account of lawless violence in Mindanao.

The Davao City government has offered a P3-million reward for information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect. 

An initial investigation showed that the suspects used an improvised explosive device composed of 60mm and 81 mmmm mortar. Investigators said the IED was constructed in the same way as the one used in the explosion at the Ecoland Terminal, also in Davao.

Earlier reports have it that the suspect, wearing a mask, had a massage minutes before the bomb attack. The suspect had eight companions.

Nine people have already been charged with multiple murder and frustrated multiple murder in connection with the bombing but only one of them has been identified. [source]

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