Zamboanga grenade blast leaves 3 wounded


Three people were wound-ed in a grenade attack in a village in Zamboanga del Sur province, police said Friday.

The blast occurred in New Village, Tambulic town, while residents were celeb-rating a local feast. A still unidentified assailant alle-gedly tossed an MK2 gre-nade at the backstage, the police said.

The victims have been identified as Marlyn Ta- can Lara, 47, of Lower Usogan village also in Tam-bulig town; Ivy Jean Batoy, 8, of Lakarayan village in Tigbao town; and a certain Mario, of Happy Village in Tambulig.

Authorities have launched a manhunt operation for the assailant. The motive for the attack, however, has yet to be established.


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