Indonesian anti-terror squad travels to Philippines to help identify church bombers

The Philippines' interior secretary Eduardo Ano said an Indonesian couple was responsible for the twin blasts inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Jolo island on Jan 27, 2019.
The Philippines' interior secretary Eduardo Ano said an Indonesian couple was responsible for the twin blasts inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Jolo island on Jan 27, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

JAKARTA - A team from Indonesia's police Detachment 88 anti-terror squad is travelling to the Philippines on Sunday (Feb 3) to help local authorities identify the remains of two suspected Indonesian suicide bombers who carried out last Sunday's church attack that killed nearly two dozen people and wounded more than 100.

The Philippines' interior secretary Eduardo Ano said on Friday (Feb 1) that an Indonesian couple was responsible for the twin blasts on Jolo island, south-west of Zamboanga. The man reportedly used an alias, Abu Huda.

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