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Philippines captures 3 suspects in deadly night market blast

  • Philippine military chief Gen. Ricardo Visaya, right, points at suspected Muslim extremists, from left in orange shirts, Wendel Apostol Facturan, Musali Mustapha and TJ Tagdaya Macabalang, as they are presented to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Philippine troops have captured the three suspects in the bombing of a night market that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes, the defense chief said Friday. Also in photo are, Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano, seated left, and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, seated center. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Philippine military chief Gen. Ricardo Visaya, right, points at suspected Muslim extremists, from left in orange shirts, Wendel Apostol Facturan, Musali Mustapha and TJ Tagdaya Macabalang, as they are presented to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Philippine troops have captured the three suspects in the bombing of a night market that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes, the defense chief said Friday. Also in photo are, Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Eduardo Ano, seated left, and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, seated center. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Suspected Muslim extremists, from left in front row, Wendel Apostol Facturan, Musali Mustapha and TJ Tagdaya Macabalang are presented to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Philippine troops have captured the three suspects in the bombing of a night market that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes, the defense chief said Friday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Suspected Muslim extremists, from left in front row, Wendel Apostol Facturan, Musali Mustapha and TJ Tagdaya Macabalang are presented to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Philippine troops have captured the three suspects in the bombing of a night market that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes, the defense chief said Friday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Suspected Muslim extremist Musali Mustapha is escorted inside a room as he and two other suspects are presented to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Philippine troops have captured three suspects in the bombing of a night market that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes, the defense chief said Friday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Suspected Muslim extremist Musali Mustapha is escorted inside a room as he and two other suspects are presented to reporters at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Philippine troops have captured three suspects in the bombing of a night market that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes, the defense chief said Friday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

The Philippine defense chief has announced the capture of three suspected Muslim militants he says are responsible for a Sept. 2 bombing that killed 15 people and prompted the president to declare a state of lawlessness to counter terrorism in the country.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday that the three suspects possessed a cellphone video of the bombing, which wounded 69 people at a night market in southern Davao city, and the bloody aftermath. He said the suspects were arrested recently carrying bomb-making materials at a security checkpoint in southern Cotabato city.

He said the cellphone video showed the night market scene, followed by a flash of light as the bomb went off, yells of "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," then chaos.

Seven other suspects are being hunted.