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1 hurt in Pikit grenade attack

Local News • 05:02 AM Mon Feb 22, 2016
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Edwin O. Fernandez

PIKIT, North Cotabato-- Police said the grenade attack near a gasoline station here on Saturday night was triggered by a long standing clan war involving Moro families.Senior Insp. Sindatu Karim, Pikit town police chief, said the 7:30 p.m. explosion occurred in front of Petron Gas station along a road in Barangay Batulawan,near an Army detachment and injured motorist Panga Muslimin.Karim, citing police investigation, said that the two suspects were on board a motorbike and tossed a fragmentation grenade in front of the gas station.Muslimin was on board a separate motorbike and was hit by shrapnel.No one has claimed responsibility.Investigators are also looking at extortion as possible motive but Karim said gas station owners denied receiving extortion demand.

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