CARMEN, North Cotabato — Police here said the grenade attack over the weekend that hurt five people was not terrorism-related but personal grudge due to land dispute.
Chief Inspector Julius Malcontento, Carmen town police chief, said the target of the 6 p.m. grenade attack could be the village chair of Gen. Luna, Carmen town or his companions during a roadside “Kubo-Kubo” dinner.
Malcontento said the suspect arrived on a motorbike, tossed a hand grenade that landed under the table where the victims, including village chair Renato Ortiz, were having dinner.
The blast spared the village official and the house owner, Larry Mundo but hurt David Orteza, 50; Joel Aragon; Henry Nobleza, 54; Darwin Ortiz, 15, a special child, all residents of Barangay Gen. Luna and Armando Aquino, 51, of Barangay Barangay Aringay, Kabacan, North Cotabato.
Malcontento said Orteza and Aquino were out of the hospital while three others remained at the Amas provincial hospital in Kidapawan City. EOF/PNA