Cotabato mayor: Police have artist sketches of possible bombing suspects

Police have produced artist sketches of possible suspects in the Cotabato City bombing on Tuesday.

The latest information received by ABS-CBN is that the attack has already claimed the lives of 9 persons with more than 30 others injured.

According to Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani, police have taken down testimonies and accounts of witnesses and informants. But he clarified that no arrests have been made.

He also said he and his sister City Administrator Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi were receiving death threats for the past 2 weeks. Sayadi, who was around 10 meters away from the blast site, said she was the target of the attack.

The mayor also said he feels the threats were coming from “someone big” and powerful and who has the capability to hire expert bombers.

Guiani said security has been tightened in the city. He also said he asked residents to be vigilant and cautious.

President Aquino had said he does not believe the bombing, coming days before another bombing in Cagayan de Oro, was related to the recent global terror alert raised by the US and Interpol. He told reporters in the afternoon that he would meet the security cluster of his Cabinet on the bombing.

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