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Blast occurs at Army checkpoint in Maguindanao

An explosion occurred at an Army checkpoint in Maguindanao on Saturday evening.

The incident happened at 6:30 p.m. along the national highway in Barangay Macasampen in Guindulungan town.

Joint Task Force Central spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Boldomar said lawless elements lobbed a hand grenade at the Army detachment.

The convoy of Maguindanao Representative Esmael Mangudadatu was passing by the area when the blast occurred.

No injuries have been reported as of posting time.  — Ferdinandh Cabrera/VBL, GMA News