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Grenade recovered from Iligan City's business district

August 23, 2008 10:40pm
ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – Authorities recovered Saturday evening a fragmentation grenade from a commercial district in the city that was rocked recently by twin blasts.

Iligan City police director Supt. Virgilio Ranes told GMANews.TV that the grenade was discovered by a passerby around 8 p.m. beside the Galaxy Commercial store and reported it immediately to police.

He said his men have launched an investigation to identify the individual or group responsible for the incident.

In a phone interview, Ranes appealed to residents to report to authorities any suspicious items or suspicious looking persons in their localities.

Mayor Laurence Cruz implemented curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. after the blasts recently at two lodging houses in the city. Ranes said that although the curfew has been lifted business district, the city remains under high alert. - GMANews.TV