Manhunt on vs cohorts of ex-MILF bomber PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 November 2015 14:58

Manhunt operations continue against accomplices of an alleged bomb expert arrested last Wednesday tagged in two deadly bombing attacks in southern Philippines.

A report on GMA News’ Balitanghali on Saturday said Abdul Manap Mentang was arrested in Barangay Panatan in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on Wednesday.

Receovered from him was a firearm, various identification cards and nearly P100,000 in cash.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Mentang is a former member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front 108th Base Command, which operates in Maguindanao.

The PNP added that the suspect was trained for demolition and urban terrorism courses under the Jemaah Islamiyah in Lanao del Sur back in 1995.

Mentang is a suspect in the Sasa Wharf and Ecoland terminal bombing in Davao City in 2003 that killed 16 people and injured at least 50 others.

He is also a suspect in the Davao City Overland Transport bombing in 2005 where one was killed and 7 others were injured.

The suspect is facing murder and multiple frustrated murder charges.