- A massive explosion surprised Barangay Lumbia in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao on Tuesday, December 27
- A six-year old girl and three others who were hurt in the explosion
- The investigations are still ongoing but the authorities already ruled out terrorism.
A massive explosion surprised Barangay Lumbia in Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao on Tuesday, December 27, leaving in its wake a trail of destruction and injured civilians.
According to Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla, the explosion was caused by a hand grenade logged towards a store named Jul-Zal at around 8 p.m.
The military reports four injured civilians, one of which is a six-year-old girl identified as Julbie Jane Javier.
The three others who were hurt in the explosion were identified as Julius Javier, 30; Zaibe Villarin, 29; and Ronald Fabrea Jr., 14.
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All four have been taken to a nearby hospital, as the police investigates.
According to Padilla, the grenade was thrown by an unidentified person, along with two others, who had been onboard a violet and black STX motorcycle.
Reports say that the riders merely took a short stop by the store when they threw the grenade.
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The authorities also believe that the suspects were originally from Barangay Lumbia and were heading to Barangay Talakag when they momentarily the incident took place.
The investigations are still ongoing but the authorities already ruled out terrorism.
The attack may have been motivated by an "old business grudge" rather than a terrorism, police says.
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