Grenade explodes at Jolo church

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/2 Aug) – A grenade attack has rocked Jolo, the capital town of Sulu, and damaged the roof of the Mount Carmel Cathedral Church, a military official disclosed Thursday.

But Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), said that no one was killed nor injured in the grenade attack that took place around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cabangbang said the grenade exploded after an unidentified person lobbed it into the roof of Mount Carmel Cathedral Church located along Gen. Arolas Street in downtown Jolo.

Responding soldiers and policemen recovered a fragmentation grenade safety lever and several pieces of shrapnel from the explosion, Cabangbang said.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility over the attack, he said. (MindaNews)