December 4, 2023


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ZAMBOANGA CITY: 2 killed, 4 injured in mosque blast

MANILA  – At least two dead and four other were injured when a grenade was thrown inside a mosque in Zamboanga City 20 minutes past midnight on Wednesday, January 30.

Based on the initial police report, an unidentified suspect turned off the nearby streetlight then suddenly threw a grenade inside the mosque where Muslim religious leaders were resting.
Two victims were declared dead on arrival identified as  Habil Rex, 46, and Bato Sattal, 47.
The four injured were Paulo Salahuddin, Albani Jikilani, Amidz Kassara and Yasson Asgali were rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center.
Police recovered a safety lever and a supposed part of a Belgian PRB 423 grenade.

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