At least 14 hurt after grenade thrown into festival crowd

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At Least 12 Hurt in Explosion at Kalimudan Festival in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao – www.philippineslifestyle.com

At least 14  people were wounded when a hand grenade was lobbed into a crowd enjoying a festival in Sultan Kudarat, on the island of Mindanao.

Police say the the blast occurred near AG Advance Gasoline Station along the Isulan-Tacurong City national highway at 8.30pm.

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Those hurt were taken to the local hospital.

Sections of the national highway were closed to traffic to accommodate the festival – the bomb went off in a heavily attended ‘used clothing’ section of the festival.

Police and military bomb experts are still at the blast scene gather evidence – so far only fragments from the grenade have been recovered.

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No one has claimed responsibility in the attack which came as the province celebrates the end of the Kalimudan (thanksgiving) Festival.

 

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