2 killed, 10 injured in grenade blast in southern Philippines

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-28 17:35:41|Editor: Lu Hui
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MANILA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed, including a police officer, and 10 others wounded after an unidentified man hurled a fragmentation grenade at a college campus in southern Philippines before noon on Thursday, local police said.

According to police, the blast happened around 11:20 a.m. local time inside the school named Initao College in Misamis Oriental province after the suspect threw a grenade at the responding police team.

Police sent two police officers to the campus after receiving a call that a man carrying a hand grenade was seen roaming around the campus, scaring students and school staff.

One of the policemen tried to "shield" the students in the vicinity from the blast, police said, adding the policeman was critically wounded and later died.

Police said another police officer in the team gunned down the grenade thrower, preventing the suspect from inflicting more harm.

The 10 slightly injured, mostly students, were taken to a local hospital, police added.

Police are investigating the motive of the attack.