Cop dies, 11 wounded in Initao grenade blast

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By Divina M. Suson, Correspondent
November 28, 2019

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MISAMIS Oriental--A police officer was killed while 11 others were wounded, including 10 students, when an unidentified suspect lobbed a grenade around 11 a.m. Thursday (November 28) in a community college in Initao town in Misamis Oriental, some 60 kilometers away from Cagayan de Oro City.

Police Captain Princess Joy Velarde, Information Officer of Provincial Police Office in Misamis Oriental, said a still unidentified man lobbed a grenade to the approaching police team who are supposed to respond to a commotion involving the suspect.

The wounded students were not yet identified as of press time, but Velarde identified the policemen as Master Sergeant Jason Magno and Master Sergeant Alice Balido who were seriously wounded.

Magno died while being treated in a hospital in Initao.

Initial police reports said that the suspect was engaged in a commotion inside the Initao College in Barangay Jampason.

The reason and motive of the commotion remained unknown.


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