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Davao bombing ‘retaliation, failure of intelligence’–Duterte

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:02 PM October 13, 2016

“Failure of intelligence” is how President Rodrigo Duterte describes the deadly blast at a crowded night market in his hometown Davao City.

“And [in] Davao you can … expect for the blast, which we expected because it was a retaliation thing. And to an extent, it was a failure of intelligence,” Duterte said in a speech at the 42nd Philippine Business Conference and Expo in Pasay City.

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On Sept. 2, at least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded after an explosion rocked the crowded night market on Roxas Boulevard.

Suspected terrorists involved in the bombing were arrested on Oct. 3.

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The three suspects were identified as TJ Tagadaya Macabalang, Wendel Apostol Facturan and Musali Mustapha, members of the Maute Group. They were nabbed at a checkpoint onboard a motorcycle in Cotabato City.

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