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Grenade blast injures village councilor in Nueva Ecija

/ 01:33 PM May 06, 2019

STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija — A village councilor was injured after a grenade lobbed by a motorcycle-riding man exploded at a residential compound here on Sunday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Dante Pascua, 49, a resident of Barangay Del Pilar.

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Investigation showed the victim was inside the compound of village chairman Rommel Marcelo when the unidentified suspect launched the hand grenade at about 4 p.m.

The suspect was described only as someone wearing helmet and black jacket.

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Pascua sustained multiple wounds and is now being treated at a local hospital.

Police have yet to establish the motive behind the attack.

It was the latest in a string of attacks by unidentified suspects during the election period.

Recently, a grenade exploded inside the compound of Cabanatuan Electric Corp. owned by the family of Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara in Cabanatuan City. /kga

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