Vice mayor, 7 others hurt in Maguindanao blast

Jasper Acosta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2017 03:46 PM

MAGUINDANAO - A town vice mayor and 7 others were wounded in a grenade explosion in Barangay Poblacion, Talayan Friday.

Datu Angal Midtimbang Vice Mayor Nathaniel Midtimbang, and former Talayan Mayor, Datu Ali Midtimbang were among those who were wounded.

Maguindanao Provincial Police Director, Senior Superintendent Agustin Tello said the other victims were identified as a certain Kasim, Marcos, Macalanga, Datu Anong Mupak, Sandi Aron, and Manap Balumol.

Police said unidentified suspects threw a hand grenade at the compound while the victims were about to exit from the mosque in Barangay Poblacion.

Another hand grenade was thrown by the suspect but it did not explode.

The victims suffered shrapnel wounds in the leg and other parts of the body.

Police have yet to identify the motive and the suspect behind the incident.