MANILA

Palace vows to go after people behind Sulu blast

THE government will prosecute the people behind the twin explosions near a military camp in Indanan town in Sulu province that killed at least five people, Malacañang promised on Saturday, June 29.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the vow, as he expressed the Palace’s condemnation of the attack on the Philippine Army’s First Brigade Combat Team headquarters in Indanan, Sulu in “the strongest possible terms.”

“Authorities are eyeing the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) behind this dastardly attack,” the Palace official said.

“We will pursue them and all other terrorist groups that sow and instill fear among our people. We will run after them until they can run no more,” he added.

Two alleged suicide bombers allegedly detonated the bombs they were carrying into the military camp in Sitio Tanjung in Kajatian village in Indanan, killing themselves and three soldiers.

All units under the Joint Task Force Sulu, which were immediately placed on red alert, have been directed to implement “preemptive measures.”

Panelo said the government would exhaust all efforts in going after the state’s “enemies,” just like what it did in the extremists that laid siege to war-torn Marawi in May 2017.

“The government will harness all its might to destroy the enemies of the state as well as their supporters to secure lasting peace in the region,” he said.

“If these bandits have not learned from the terrorists who were annihilated in Marawi, then this time they will,” he added. (SunStar Philippines)


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