2 soldiers hurt in grenade attack in Masbate
LEGAZPI CITY – Two soldiers were wounded when a grenade thrown by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels exploded at the municipal building in Cayawan town in Masbate province on Saturday night, report reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol said.
Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said Sunday that Sgt. Dennis Orogo and Private First Class Alfie Romero, of the Army’s 93rd Civil Military Operations (CMO) Company, were wounded in the attack.
The report said the two soldiers were manning the CMO office at about 8:20 p.m. when two suspected NPA men on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the back of the building where the Army unit was based. The attackers immediately fled.
The wounded soldiers were brought to a hospital for treatment.
The Army pursued the attackers while an investigation was on going. /cbb
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