Grenade blast in Philippines kills 2, hurts dozens
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 23:44
  
Manila: A grenade explosion inside a cockfighting arena in the restive southern Philippines has killed two spectators and wounded dozens.

Police say a man tossed the grenade in the crowded arena during a town fiesta today. Muslim rebels and criminal syndicates are active in the area, but regional military commander Col. Leopoldo Galon says the explosion is believed to have been triggered by a personal feud.

The blast occurred in North Cotabato province, where extortion was blamed for a bus attack that killed two people earlier in the week.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 23:44


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