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MANILA, Philippines — Five days after the deadly blast, the Philippine National Police (PNP) released on Wednesday a composite sketch of the suspect believed to be behind the Davao City bombing that claimed at least 14 lives.




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Police Director Benjamin Magalong, acting PNP deputy chief for operations, and Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan described the suspect as a slim man, standing 5’7" in height and around 30 years old. Authorities said the image of the suspect was identified by the witnesses.




READ: PNP eyes 'narco-terrorism' in Davao blast They are also looking for closed circuit television camera footage that might have caught the suspect. According to the reconstructed pre-blast condition, the improvised explosive device (IED) was contained in a 60mm and 81mm mortar casing concealed in a textile and placed inside a bag.



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The IED had an initiator of a modified of non-electric blasting cap that was powered by a nine-volt battery. It was triggered using a mobile phone. RELATED: Davao blast: IED detonated via cellphone The PNP said the IED used on Sept. 2 at the Davao City night market is same as the other attacks in Mindanao. Meanwhile, the PNP is also considering the angle of “narco-politics” in the incident where politicians involved in drug trade funded the extremists to bomb the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte.



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