Police on Sunday linked the Abu Sayyaf Group to an improvised bomb explosion that wounded at least two people near a videoke bar in Jolo, Sulu Saturday evening.
The Sulu police said its initial investigation showed the perpetrators belonged to the group of sub-leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, GMA News correspondent Peewee Bacuño reported.
Investigation also showed Muammar Askali, Edimar Isnain and Nidil Bali - all improvised explosive device makers of the Abu Sayyaf - were responsible for assembling the IED in Sitio Tubig Kalot, Barangay Baunoh Bangkal in Patikul.
They then brought it to the site of the incident along with two unidentified companions.
Citing a source, the police said Abu Sayyaf member Edimar Isnain acquired the motorcycle where the IED was placed for P10,000.
Meanwhile, police are verifying information that another IED may have been assembled by the group.