CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three civilians were injured in a grenade attack late Wednesday in Iligan City in the southern Philippines, police said.
It said the explosion occurred near a public square and authorities were searching for a man who tossed the grenade on a group of people. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the attack, but police said it launched an investigation into the blast.
The attack coincided with fighting between security forces and members of a jihadist group led by Abdullah Maute, who pledged allegiance early this year to the Islamic State.
It was not immediately known whether the Maute group was involved in the attack or if the blast was connected to a gang war. (Mindanao Examiner)