Grenade blast kills 1, hurts 3 in Cotabato
John Unson (The Philippine Star) - December 31, 2012 - 11:15am

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - A tricycle driver was killed while three others were injured in another grenade attack here Sunday night, the second in just one week.
 
Investigators identified the fatality as Al-Masri Amirul, 18, who died from shrapnel wounds in different parts of his body.
 
The blast wounded Albert Villarete, 39; Reynaldo Tagayan, 42; and Legaspi Banguis, 56.
 
Investigators said the victims were standing along a busy street at Barangay Rosary Heights 6, when a a motorcycle-riding man hurled a Mark-2 fragmentation grenade at them while shouting “Happy New Year!”
 
Probers are still clueless on the identities of the suspects and their motive for the grenade attack.
 
The incident was preceded by the bombing, using an Mecar M-72 grenade, of a house along Don E. Sero here by motorcycle-riding men that left a former barangay councilor wounded.
 
Army bomb experts have also safely defused an improvised explosive device found near the Rosary Heights police precinct early this week.
 
The bomb was detonated using a liquid-type, calibrated disruptor explosive to destroy its blasting mechanism.

AL-MASRI AMIRUL ALBERT VILLARETE BARANGAY ROSARY HEIGHTS DON E HAPPY NEW YEAR LEGASPI BANGUIS MECAR M REYNALDO TAGAYAN ROSARY HEIGHTS
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