Monday, February 5, 2018

Woman hurt in N. Cotabato grenade attack

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 .

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