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Davao blast suspect identified, Bato says

/ 02:28 PM September 08, 2016
The artist's sketch of the suspect in the bombing of a night market that killed 14 and injured more than 70 is presented at a press conference in Davao City on Wednesday.

The artist’s sketch of the suspect in the bombing of a night market that killed 14 and injured more than 70 is presented at a press conference in Davao City on Wednesday. JULLIANE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

The Philippine National Police now has the name of the culprit behind the deadly explosion in Davao City that took the lives of 14 individuals and injured 71 others last Sept. 2.

“We already know his true identity but cannot divulge his name yet while our manhunt operation is ongoing,” PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa told reporters in an interview at the Batangas Port on Thursday.

Dela Rosa said the suspect is a member of a terrorist group but he declined to reveal the man’s affiliation as it would affect the investigation.

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Dela Rosa is scheduled to visit the Mimaropa Regional Police Office in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

On Wednesday, police released the artist’s sketch of the male suspect who left the black bag containing a homemade bomb at the night market on Roxas Avenue. He was wearing a black face mask. CDG/rga

READ: LOOK: PNP releases sketch of male suspect in Davao bombing

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