PNP launches manhunt vs NPA in dawn grenade attack
Published in dwdd.com.ph
Camp Siongco, Maguindanao (DWDD) – Police authorities in Tampakan town in South Cotabato have launched a manhunt against suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who tossed a hand grenade at a roadside police detachment.
A police officer, his wife and a soldier were wounded when the suspects lobbed the hand grenade at the detachment of 1st Manuever Platoon of the PNP Public Safety Copany in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Tampakan, South Cotabato.
The grenade attack occurred at 4 a.m. according to Police Officer 1 Norberto Lanaria. Lanaria and his wife, Haydee and Corporal Florante Basco of the 27th Infantry Battalion were asleep when the grenade exploded, where they all sustained minor injuries.
A motorcycle was seen leaving the vicinity seconds after the blast.
The grenade attack came hours after NPA guerrillas torched quarry equipment in Barangay Topland, Koroandal City.
More police checkpoints were put up around Tampakan which hosts mining companies that communist guerrillas had also been harassing. AES