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One killed, 34 wounded in grenade blasts in S. Philippines

09-02-2012 11:19 BJT

DAVAO CITY, Philippines, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and 34 others were wounded in two separate grenade blasts in southern Philippines late Saturday, police and military officials said Sunday.

About 32 people were injured as an unidentified assailant lobbed a grenade near a village gymnasium in Fatima village, Paquibato district, Davao City at 9:25 p.m., Marcial Magistrado, Southern Mindanao police spokesperson, said.

The incident happened as villagers were watching a circus performance during a village festivity, according to Jacob Obligado, commander of the army's 10th civil-military operations battalion.

Authorities suspected the leftist rebels could be behind the attack.

"Village officials said the unidentified suspect hurled the grenade at a temporary Army detachment in the community but the explosive bounced off the outpost's barricade and hit the gymnasium instead and went off," Magistrado told Xinhua in a text message.

Paquibato, one of Davao City's far-flung districts, is a known lair of the leftist New People's Army guerrillas.

The police official said the second explosion happened in Bongbong village, Sto. Tomas town in nearby Davao del Norte province at 11:45 p.m.

Local resident Ronnie Oracion, 34, died instantly when a grenade he was carrying accidentally fell to the ground and went off. Two others, including a 14-year old boy, were also wounded and rushed to a local hospital.

 

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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