'Lady Luck' saves militiamen from North Cotabato grenade attack
KIDAPAWAN CITY — Police thanked “Lady Luck” when a hand grenade lobbed by an unidentified man inside a militia detachment did not explode Friday night, police said.
“They were lucky the grenade failed to go off, maybe they have lady luck,” said Senior Inspector Mautin Pangandigan, Pikit town police chief.
Pangandigan, in a phone interview, said an unidentified man on board a motorbike passed by the detachment of a Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in Barangay Inug-og, Pikit at 6:45 p.m.
The man tossed something hard inside the detachment manned by Cafgus. Two paramilitary troops were on duty at that time.
“They thought they were stoned but upon verification, the Cafgus found a fragmentation grenade inside the detachment,” Pangandigan said. He added that Army bomb experts safely deactivated the explosive.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but the militiamen eye Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters who regularly harass them in the past few months./lzb