Grenade blast rocks Mampang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:52

Residents of Alvarez Drive in Mampang were startled when a grenade exploded near a house at dawn last Tuesday.

The grenade explosion took place around 1 a.m. a few meters away from the house of Gilbert Morados y Jadiel, married

A police report showed that the grenade thrower lobbed the grenade beside the house of Morados.

Nobody was hurt in the blast and it caused no damage to Morados’ property.

Bomb experts led by Sr. Insp. Caesar Memoracion retrieved several fragments at the blast site.

Memoracion said that based on ocular investigation, it was found out that a US-made MK2 fragmentation hand grenade was used in the attack. 

Investigators of the Tetuan police station under Chief Insp. Felix Martinez were still trying to determine the identities of the perpetrators.

The explosion renewed fear among residents of Mampang and other neighboring barangays where violence and killings happened in previous years. .

The killings and grenade explosions in the barangays of Mampang, Arena Blanco and Talon-Talon were stopped last year after former City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo and his men exerted efforts to arrest several people involved.– Dan Toribio Jr.