From the Philippine News Agency (Feb 6): Woman hurt in N. Cotabato grenade attack
ALEOSAN, North Cotabato -- Police here have launched a massive manhunt against two men who tossed a hand grenade and injured a woman in the ensuing blast along the national highway on Sunday night.
“We are pursuing a lead, hopefully it will result to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the suspects,” Sr. Insp. Edwin Abantes, Aleosan town police chief, said Monday.
He identified the victim as Arlene Tamanal, a resident of Barangay Pagangan here.
Tamanal was walking toward a roadside variety store when the suspects, on board a motorbike, zipped by and lobbed a grenade towards her.
The victim sustained injuries on her hands and is getting medical attention at the Aleosan District Hospital.
Abantes said investigators are looking at land conflict as a possible motive of the attack based on the initial statement of the victim .