One dead, 34 wounded in Philippines blasts

Last Updated: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 16:34

Manila: One person was killed and 34 were wounded in two grenade blasts in the Philippines, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

At least 32 people were injured when an unidentified assailant lobbed a grenade at a temporary Army detachment late Saturday. The explosive bounced off the outpost`s barricade and hit a gymnasium in Fatima village in Davao city, police said.

The attack took place as villagers were watching a circus performance during a village festival.

Authorities suspect leftist rebels of the New People`s Army could be behind the attack.

Police said the second explosion occurred in Bongbong village in Davao del Norte province.

Ronnie Oracion, 34, died instantly when a grenade he was carrying accidentally fell to the ground and went off. Two others, including a 14-year old boy, were wounded.

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First Published: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 16:34

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