Boy killed in Maguindanao grenade blast

Posted at 06/22/12 9:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A 3-year-old boy was killed and 5 others were injured in an explosion in Barangay Labu-labu, Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao Thursday night.

Police said an unidentified man on board a motorcycle hurled a grenade at the house of Salik Mlah, a former kagawad (councilman) of Barangay Tuayan, Datu Hoffer Ampatuan town.

The grenade landed and exploded on the roof, leaving Mlah’s wife, Salapia, and her 4 children injured. They were all rushed to the Cotabato City Regional and Medical Center.

Salapia’s 3-year-old son Tato Boy Mlah was also brought to the hospital but died while undergoing treatment.

Police said Mlah was in Manila when the incident happened.

They have yet to determine the motive behind the attack. – report from Lerio Bompat, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao