Monday, November 19, 2018
Close  
  • share this

8 hurt in N. Cotabato town fiesta blast

/ 09:27 AM February 08, 2018

BANISILAN, North Cotabato – Eight persons were injured after a grenade exploded during the culmination program of this town’s 36th foundation anniversary at the plaza on Wednesday evening.

Most of the victims were followers and relatives of Sanny Khadil, chairperson of Barangay Tinimbacan, according town police chief Sr. Insp. Wilson Mangcay.

ADVERTISEMENT

Mangcay said Khadil had been locked in a long standing “rido” (family feud) with another Moro family, leading police to believe it was linked to the dispute. Khadil was unharmed, police said.

Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for North Cotabato police, identified the injured as Pinggawi Khadil, son of the village chief; Jeffrey Salunayan; Joel Amas; Samrud Mamukaw; Datu Ali Mamukaw; Siraduna Pananggulong; Pedro Labosares; and Esmael Cañedo.

FEATURED STORIES

The victims were inside a makeshift booth of Barangay Tinimbacan at the town plaza when an unidentified man tossed a fragmentation grenade inside it.

The police said they were still trying to determine the identity of the culprit.                        /kga

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Explosion, Fiesta, grenade, Injured, North Cotabato, wounded
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.