DIPOLOG CITY – Security forces on Monday captured a man implicated in a deadly grenade attack in Zamboanga City in 2016 following a raid in the neighboring province of Zamboanga del Norte, police said.
It said policemen, backed by army soldiers, tracked down and captured Alex Majid in the village called Makiang in Siocon town. Majid is facing criminal charges in connection with the grenade attack on the house of Diosterides Librero, the village chieftain of Ayala in Zamboanga City, police said.
Two persons were killed in the attack that left Librero and 7 others wounded. Librero’s group was in a political meeting with supporters when the grenade was tossed in the house and exploded.
Police said Majid is one of the most wanted criminals in Zamboanga City. His companion is still at large and allegedly being protected by a politician that President Rodrigo Duterte tagged as a drug lord. (With a report from Ely Dumaboc.)
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