Grenade explodes during town fiesta, 8 hurt


Posted at Feb 08 2018 08:24 AM | Updated as of Aug 30 2018 04:21 AM

BANISILAN, North Cotabato - Eight people were injured in a grenade explosion near the town plaza here late Wednesday on the eve of the town fiesta. 

The victims were preparing Barangay Tinimbacan's festival booth when unidentified individuals hurled a grenade at them, witnesses said. 

Tinimbacan village chairman Sanny Kadil, who was involved in a family feud, may have been the target of the attack, investigators said. 

Kadil's 18-year-old son Kingboy was wounded in the blast along with Esmael Cañedo, 43; Jeffrey Salunayan, 38; Samrod Mamukaw, 27; Jhun Ahmad, 38; Mehdin Gampong; Datu Ali Mamukaw ,22; and Dali Mamukaw, 30. 

Report from Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News