COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Security forces have captured a suspected Muslim rebel bomber linked to several attacks in Mindanao, a government official said on today.
Andaman Mukidin Binago, 35, also known Danny Binago, was arrested by elements of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday at a lodging house in Davao City, said NBI-Sarangani District Office chief Noel Morales.
Morales said today that Binago was involved in the December 12, 2004 bombing at the meat section of General Santos public market that killed 14 people and injured more than 30 others. He was also among the suspects in a bomb explosion on January 10, 2007 in front of a lotto outlet along Santiago Boulevard in General Santos that left six people dead and more than 30 people wounded.
"He (Binago) was identified by his colleague who was arrested earlier. Our records showed that he is a high ranking leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) special operations group and the mastermind of several bomb attacks here and the neighboring areas," Morales said.
But the suspect’s denied he has ties with the MILF, Morales added.