Friday, April 16, 2010

2 wounded in Davao blast

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / April 16, 2010) – Two people were wounded in a grenade attack Friday in Davao City in the southern Philippines, the military said.

The military said one of two motorcycle men hurled the grenade at the Davao City Special School at around 4.25 p.m.

“Investigation disclosed that the grenade was thrown by two unidentified men riding tandem on a motorcycle. Two people were wounded in the explosion,” said Army Major Randy Cabangbang, a spokesman for the Eastern Mindanao Command.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the blast and authorities are still investigating the motive of the attack. “The motive of the grenade attack is still being investigated,” Cabangbang said.

Extrajudicial killings continue in Davao City and the murders were being blamed to the so-called Davao Death Squad, a shadowy group of vigilantes, tagged as behind hundreds of unresolved slayings over the years.

Communist rebels are also actively operating in the outskirts of Davao, which was also targeted in the past by Moro rebels. (Geo Solmerano contributed to this report.)

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