Two kids hurt in nighttime Maguindanao grenade attack

Local News • Fri Jul 14, 2017 08:27 AM  •  124   0
By John Unson
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MAGUINDANAO --- Two children were injured when gunmen shot with 40 millimeter grenades using shoulder-fire launchers a house in Datu Anggal town at past 7:00 p.m. Thursday.

The victims, who sustained shrapnel wounds in different parts of their bodies, are now confined in a hospital.

Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, police director for Maguindanao province, said the grenade projectiles were launched from a distance by gunmen who immediately escaped after the explosives hit their target and went off.

Tello said personnel of the Datu Anggal municipal police are still trying to establish the identities of the culprits.

“Let us give them enough time to get to the bottom of this atrocity. The perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law once identified,” Tello said.

Tello said members of the Datu Anggal municipal peace and order council are helping investigate on the incident.

The attack triggered panic among villagers, according to Tello.
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