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Off-duty cop survives grenade attack at home in Cotabato City

/ 04:57 PM August 16, 2017

COTABATO CITY – An off-duty police officer assigned in Maguindanao survived a grenade attack in his home in Barangay Rosary Heights 3 here Tuesday night.

Inspector Rommel Canto, police station 1 chief, said PO2 Samsodin Yusoph, 41, sustained shrapnel injuries in the legs and was now recuperating at a hospital.

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According to Canto, Yusoph, a police officer assigned in Datu Angal Midtimbang police station in Datu Angal town in Maguindanao, was sitting in front of his house in Barangay Rosary Heights 3 when two men, riding in tandem on a motorbike, tossed a hand grenade.

Witnesses told police that the two quickly sped as the grenade went off in front of Yusoph’s house.

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Canto, quoting the victim’s neighbors, said the two were in complete police uniform.  Village watchmen manning a checkpoint also noticed two men in police uniform passing by the outpost before the explosion. Edwin O. Fernandez Inquirer Mindanao

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