Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) interim chief minister Al Haj Murad Ebrahim condemned Thursday the explosion in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, injuring 18 people.
“The Bangsamoro Government vehemently condemns these barbaric acts in Mindanao,” Ebrahim said in a statement.
While Sultan Kudarat is not part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), he said the Bangsamoro Government is committed to coordinate with other government organizations in countering violence.
“For decades, lasting peace has been the aspiration not only of the Bangsamoro people, but also of the indigenous people and Christians of Mindanao. We must all stand united , Moro and non-Moro alike,” he said.
He said the Bangsamoro people pray for the victims of the bombing and their families.
“We trust that the authorities will exert all efforts to identify and apprehend the perpetrators, and that justice will be served,” Ebrahim added.