Three killed in Philippines grenade blast

June 21st, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS  

Cotabato (the Philippines), June 21 (Xinhua) At least three people were killed in a grenade explosion in the southern Philippine province of Sarangani, the police said Sunday.The blast, which occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. Saturday, at the heart of Maasim town, also wounded more than 20 others, police said.

According to Bombo radio, an unknown man threw a grenade at crowd in the plaza celebrating the town’s 37th Foundation Day.

Security forces are yet to determine whether the Muslim separatists, who have been fighting for independent Islamic state in the area, are behind the attack.

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