MANILA (Xinhua) – Three people were wounded in a bomb explosion Tuesday inside a public market in southern Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat, the military said.
Jo-ann Petinglay, public affairs officer of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the explosion was caused by a hand grenade that was hurled at the wet market section of Isulan Town’s public market around 11.10am.
“Initial report states that three unidentified persons were wounded and immediately brought to the nearest hospital for medication,” said Petinglay.
He said, “The motive is possibly rido (clan war)”.
The officer did not elaborate.
A police report named the wounded as Maylene Vargas, Abraham Bandal and Raheb Pangelaton Dimaluloy. The report described Dimaluloy as a “suspect.”
The wounded were now confined at the Isulan Provicial Hospital while the authorities were conducting post-blast investigation, the report added. a