(Update) Two hurt in Davao grenade blast

April 16, 2010 10:00 pm 

MANILA, April 16 – Two persons were injured in a blast that rocked a training school in Davao City on Friday afternoon, a military spokesman said today

Eastern Mindanao Command spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang said the grenade was thrown by still unidentified suspects at the Special Training School on Camus street around 4:25 p.m. today.

“Investigation disclosed that the grenade was thrown by two unidentified suspects riding in tandem on a motorcycle,” said Cabangbang.

A police report named the wounded as Daniel Ligandang Banggaan, 26, a school security guard; and Alfred Heracleo Duras, 33, a former student of the school who is mute and deaf.

The two were taken to the Davao Doctor’s Hospital for injuries in their legs.

Cabangbang said troops from the military’s 71st and 73rd Explosives and Ordnance Teams responded to the scene along with personnel from the PNP Scene of the Crime Office.

“(The) motive is still being investigated,” said Cabangbang.(PNA) RMA/VR


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