2 soldiers hurt in grenade attack in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/21 August) – Two soldiers were hurt when a grenade launcher hit an Army facility here at 7:35 p.m. Thursday.

The grenade landed on the roof of a detachment guard house of the Army Special Forces Battalion along Notre Dame Avenue, Barangay Rosary Heights 2, according to Colonel Ranulfo Sevilla, SF battalion commander.

The grenade wounded the soldier inside the guard house and another one who was standing beside the road.

Soldiers scoured the dimly lit abandoned compound nearby where the grenade launcher was allegedly fired but found no suspects.

A post-blast investigation showed the attackers used an M-203 grenade launcher.

Sevilla claimed they have information on the identities of the attackers but gave no details.

On April 18 this year, two motorcycle-riding men attacked the same Army base with an improvised explosive device. Nobody was hurt in that incident as the bomb did not explode. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)