Grenade blast rocks home in Cotabato City

By Jasper Acosta, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Dec 26 2012 08:09 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2012 04:09 AM

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A grenade explosion rocked a home in Cotabato City at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.

Investigations showed that the explosion occurred inside the house of a certain Gani Uy, a former barangay kagawad of Rosary Heights 4, Cotabato City.

Uy was slightly wounded in the incident and was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

He suffered minor shrapnel wounds on his thigh.

Uy’s wife, Rebecca, told ABS-CBN News that she heard the loud explosion while she was cooking dinner in the kitchen.

She said she has no idea what the motive is for the blast, adding that her husband did not receive any death threats and does not have any enemies.

Police are investigating how the grenade was lobbed inside the house.

They are also looking into the angle of accidental explosion after they found the safety pin inside the house.

Uy has 2 sons working in the Army and a daughter working for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.