Friday, 03 August 2012 14:24
A Catholic Cathedral was attacked on Wednesday at Gen. Arolas St. in Jolo town, Sulu.
An unknown man lobbed a fragmentation grenade at the roof of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral, damaging the roof.
There were no reported casualties, according to authorities.
Police recovered from the blast site a safety lever pin and shrapnel.
Authorities have yet to determine the motive and the suspects behind the incident.
Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang, a spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command, said an investigation is going on to find out the motive of the attack and the identity of the culprit.
Previous attacks on the church were blamed to extremist Abu Sayyaf group, which bombed a Catholic church inside a police compound in Jolo town sometime in December 2010. The attack left at least 6 people dead.
Also in July 2009, Mount Carmel Cathedral was bombed by the same group where two people dead and over a dozen wounded.
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