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Grenade wounds 14 in Sultan Kudarat

/ 09:58 AM November 22, 2015
PASAY police chief Senior Supt. Rodolfo Llorca shows the MK2 fragmentation grenade seized from Bernato Daria, a homeless man, who was accosted for urinating in public. Daria, however, claims the grenade was planted by the policemen who arrested him. RICHARD A. REYES

A policeman holds an MK2 fragmentation grenade seized from a homeless man in Pasay City. In Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, another grenade exploded during a festival and hurt 14 people. RICHARD A. REYES / INQUIRER FILE

COTABATO CITY – At least 14 persons were hurt when a grenade exploded during a festival held in front of the provincial capitol grounds in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Saturday night, police said.

People were milling around “ukay-ukay” (second-hand clothing) and ornamental plants stalls along the Isulan-Tacurong highway when someone threw a grenade at about 8:30 p.m.

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Supt. Jemuel Siason, chief of Sultan Kudarat police provincial public safety battalion, said the blast occurred about 20 meters from AG Advance Gasoline Station.

The injured were brought to the Sultan Kudarat provincial hospital across the highway.

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Most of the wounded were “ukay-ukay” patrons.

Sultan Kudarat was celebrating the Kalimudan Festival, a thanksgiving event in celebration of its foundation anniversary.

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