11 hurt as government shuttle bus bombed in Zamboanga City


ZAMBOANGA CITY (Al Jacinto / July 1, 2013) – At least 11 people were wounded in a grenade attack Monday on a government shuttle bus in Zamboanga City, police said.

A man lobbed the grenade as the bus of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority passed the village of Tetuan to pick up employees.

“We are still investigating the motive of the attack,” said Chief Inspector Elmer Acuña, commander of the local police force.

The wounded were taken by ambulances to hospital. At least five of them suffered severe shrapnel wounds, although not life-threatening.

Police investigators said they recovered grenade fragments from the rear of the bus and were trying to determine the type of explosive used in the attack.

One police explosives expert said an MK2 was likely the type of grenade used by the attacker.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the attack.





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  1. So sad it’s our Fish Port’s Shuttle Bus….my prayers are with the wounded and the victims….