DAVAO, Philippines, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Philippine security forces have killed a suspected Malaysian bomber of the regional terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) who reportedly attempted to blow a bomb at a public park in the southern Philippine city of Davao on Friday night, police said Saturday.
The Malaysian suspect, Mohammad Noor Fikrie Bin Abd Kahar, attempted to detonate a homemade bomb inside his bag when he was trapped at the park not far from his hotel, and police shot the suspect, said local police commander Ronald dela Rosa.
Davao city police also arrested Kahar's Filipina wife Annabel Lee, who was with the Malaysian Friday night, when they were about to check out at the Sampaguita Hotel.
Police said the couple ran but were cornered and a sniper shot Kahar.
"We shot him immediately because he was trying to detonate his bomb at the park where we cornered them," Dela Rosa said.
Authorities later recovered a 60mm mortar from the foreigner's bag.
Police held the suspect's wife for further investigation.
The JI is blamed for a spate of deadly attacks in Indonesia, including the 2002 bombings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists.