Cop hurt in grenade explosion in Lanao

Posted at 10/27/2011 11:13 AM | Updated as of 10/27/2011 12:49 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - A grenade exploded in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur Wednesday night, leaving a police officer wounded.

PO1 Rodel Villarte, a member of the Provincial Public Safety Company, got wounded after a hand grenade exploded at the Badak detachment of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at around 11:30 p.m.

Lanao del Sur PNP said suspect Cainodin Tabao Mama, who was caught with a gun at a checkpoint, resisted arrest and then threw the grenade.

Inspector Jamal Adiong of Lanao del Sur PNP said Mama escaped to Iligan City, Lanao del Norte onboard a motorcycle.

A police vehicle was damaged from the explosion.

Police authorities have launched an operation to capture Mama. – Report from Roxanne Arevalo, ABS-CBN News Iligan