3 hurt in NoCot birthday party grenade attack

By Edwin Fernandez

November 12, 2019, 10:52 am

<p>Google map of Aleosan town, North Cotabato.</p>

Google map of Aleosan town, North Cotabato.

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato — Three unidentified men onboard a motorbike lobbed a fragmentation grenade at a birthday party and hurt three partygoers, including a minor, in Aleosan, North Cotabato on Monday.

Citing a police report from Aleosan municipal police office, Lt. Colonel Bernard Tayong, speaking for the North Cotabato police, said the grenade attack happened at around 5 p.m. in the residence of the Cantomayors where a birthday celebration was being held.

Tayong identified the blast victims as 13-year-old Genie, Randy, 44, and Eleuterio, 64, all surnamed Cantomayor, and residents of Barangay Bagolibas, Aleosan, about 15 kilometers north of here.

While the party was going on, the motorcycle-riding attackers arrived and stopped in front of the Cantomayor’s house.

“One of them lobbed a hand grenade and they fled right away,” Tayong said quoting the Aleosan police report.

Investigation as to the motive and identities of the attackers is still going on. (PNA)