| 21 February 2024, Wednesday |

Philippines identifies two members of pro-ISIS group as bomb suspects

Philippine police on Wednesday named two men suspected of being involved in a deadly blast that killed four during a Catholic Mass in a southern city at the weekend.

Those suspected of orchestrating the attack in Marawi were members of Daulah-Islamiyah Maute, a pro-ISIS militant group that took control of the city in 2017 and held it throughout five months of ground offensives and air strikes by the military.

The suspects were Kadapi Mimbesa, 35, and Arsani Membisa, age undetermined, the police said in a press conference.

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr had blamed “foreign terrorists” for the explosion.

  • alarabiya