2 hurt in grenade blast in Sulu
MANILA (UPDATE) – Two people were hurt in a grenade explosion near a Catholic church in Jolo, Sulu Wednesday night.
The injured victims were identified as 25-year-old Romano Saiwan and 16-year-old Saima Pacana.
The two were rushed to the Sulu Provincial Hospital and are in stable condition.
Initial reports from Task Force Sulu Commander, Col. Jose Joriel Cenabre, said an unidentified person lobbed the grenade in front of the Mount Carmel Cathedral located in the center of Jolo town at about 7:30 p.m.
Operatives of the Jolo Internal Defense Corps and police have been deployed to the blast site. -- Reports from Rod Izon, dzMM; Queenie Casimiro, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga