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Unexploded rifle grenades found in Zamboanga City basketball court

/ 09:18 PM August 21, 2021

2 rifle grenades found

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A man who was cleaning a grass-covered basketball court in Sta. Maria village here found unexploded rifle grenades on Friday afternoon (Aug. 20).

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Colonel Rexmel Reyes, the director of the Zamboanga City Police Office, said Carlos Aguilar III, who works as a driver for a local company, reported his discovery to the police which immediately sent a team of ordnance experts to safely dispose of the two unexploded rifle grenades.

Reyes said rifle grenades are considered high explosives and could trigger explosions with a killing radius of 25 meters while shrapnel could fly as far as 100 meters.

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Reyes said an investigation is ongoing to determine how the rifle grenades ended up in the grassy area of the village.

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