Grenade blast wounds 25 revellers in Philippines

January 1st, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Manila, Jan 1 (DPA) Twenty-five people were wounded when a hand grenade exploded at a New Year party in a southern Philippine city, a regional police chief said Thursday.Chief Superintendent Fidel Cimatu said the explosion occurred Wednesday in a plaza in General Santos City, 1,080 km south of here, where hundreds were attending a New Year party.

Cimatu said one of the victims - a woman - was in a serious condition after suffering a head wound in the explosion.

The police were still identifying suspects in the attack.

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