BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod “Al-Haj Murad” Ebrahim (FILE PHOTO / JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We are committed to assist authorities in pursuing Sulu blasts suspects”-CM Ebrahim

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao–Chief Minister Ahod “Al-Haj Murad” Ebrahim of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao vowed to help authorities in going after the suspects behind the recent attacks in Sulu that left eight dead and 22 wounded.

In a report by Manila Bulletin on Tuesday, Ebrahim said he was “committed to assist our law enforcement agencies in pursuing the perpetrators of this atrocious incident and similar violence over the past few months in the Province of Sulu.”

“I strongly urge the local leaders to be united in the fight against violent armed groups in their respective places,’ Ebrahim said as quoted by the Manila Bulletin.

Ebrahim said he was “personally outraged by the supposed suicide bombing incident in Indanan, Sulu last June 28.”

“It was a senseless act of terror since the attack inflicted multiple casualties and injuries to innocent civilians. We condemn that act as contrary to cherished human values such as the sanctity and protection of lives, properties and peaceful living,” said Ebrahim.

According to published reports, eight were killed while 22 others were wounded in the June 28 noon twin bomb attack on a military camp in Indanan town in Sulu on Friday, June 28.

The two bomb carriers were killed in the blasts, along with 3 soldiers and 3 civilians, Western Mindanao Command (WMC) spokesperson Major Arvin Encinas.

The first improvised explosive device went off at a military checkpoint outside the camp of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), while the second IED exploded inside the camp as the other bomb carrier ran to enter the camp, initial reports said.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the newly-appointed Commanding General of Western Mindanao Command announced at the Peace and Order Council meeting in Maguindanao on Sunday that one of the slain bombers was identified as a Moroccan.