Grenade explodes in Kabacan, no one hurt

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 Aug) – A grenade exploded on the roof of an internet cafe in Kabacan, North Cotabato around 8 p.m. Friday, police said.

Supt. Raul Supiter, Kabacan police chief, said no one was hurt in the explosion caused by what investigators believe could be a 40mm grenade because the internet café was already closed.

The explosion damaged the roof of the Quaknet internet café, which is located along the corner of the national highway and Bonifacio St.

Based on the initial recovered fragments, Supiter believes it was a 40mm grenade launched from somewhere using an M-79 grenade launcher, which he said could fire a grenade from as much as 400 meters away.

The police officer said they are still investigating the motive of the incident since they have not received any threat from any group prior to the incident.

But Supiter said a similar incident simultaneously occurred in the municipality of Mlang, also in North Cotabato.

But he could not say if the incident is related to the recent attacks of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) against military targets in Maguindanao. (Keith Bacongco / MindaNews)