7 hurt in Cotabato City blast; suspect nabbed

(Updated 4:40 p.m.) MANILA, Philippines - Seven people, including a police officer, were hurt in a grenade blast Monday morning in Cotabato City, a Mindanao-based military official said.

Maj. Randolph Cabangbang, spokesman of the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said the the grenade was hurled by four suspects, two of them female, in front of the Co Tiongbon grocery story along Sinsuat Avenue at about 11:45 a.m.

Philippine Army spokesman Lt. Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr. said one suspect was arrested at a checkpoint shortly after the incident.

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