ZAMBOANGA, July 2, 2019–Military officials have tagged two Abu Sayyaf bandit units as behind a blast in a military camp that killed seven people on Friday in Sulu.
Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said Abu Sayyaf leaders Radulan Sahiron and Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan were the brains behind the attack that also killed two suspected suicide bombers.
Sobejana said it was “public knowledge” that Sawadjaan had promised allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, and that both Abu Sayyaf leaders were protecting foreign terrorists.
Two suspected bombers stormed the headquarters of the Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in Sitio Tanjung, Barangay Kajatian, Indanan town on Friday afternoon, resulting in the deaths of seven people and the wounding of 22 others.
Out of the seven people who died, three were soldiers and two were civilians, while those hurt were 12 soldiers and 10 civilians.
Sobejana said the military was determining whether the attackers carried improvised bombs or were suicide bombers. (Jojo Mangahis/PacificTimes)