The Philippine military said Monday it dug up what it believes is the body of an Indonesian bomb-making expert who is a top suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings, Asia's worst terrorist attack.

Dulmatin was believed to have fled to the southern Philippines in 2003 with Umar Patek, another militant from the Indonesia-based group Jemaah Islamiyah, after they were implicated in the Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

Washington has offered a US$10 million (euro6.83 million) bounty for Dulmatin.

A report from the Philippine marines said the body was exhumed Monday afternoon in the town of Panglima Sugala in Tawi-Tawi, the sprawling archipelago's southernmost province, and had been identified by informants.