SHARIFF AGUAK -- A suspected member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) tossed a hand grenade at Army bomb experts trying to defuse a roadside improvised bomb here on Thursday, the military said.
Captain Joan Petinglay, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the joint Army and police bomb experts were in the process of deactivating a suspected bomb believed to have been planted by BIFF guerrillas intended for military personnel when a man hurled a hand grenade at 4 p.m.
The man quickly fled as the grenade exploded, Petinglay said.
No one from the soldiers or police were hurt but it damaged parked police patrol car.
Police and local officials are still trying to identify the lone bomber.