2 injured in grenade explosion inside military camp

Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

TWO persons were injured when a hand grenade exploded inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said the grenade explosion happened around 6:20 a.m. inside a military quarters occupied by the family of Senior Staff Sergeant Larry de Guzman, an enlisted personnel assigned at the Home Affairs Office at General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command.

The wife of the soldier and one of his two children were injured in the incident. They were brought to the V. Luna Hospital for treatment.

De Guzman also sustained bruises while the other child was unharmed.

“The incident appears to have emanated from a domestic problem where the spouses have been engaged in a heated argument prior the incident, initial investigation further shows,” said Arevalo.

“Investigators from both the AFP and PNP SOCO are doing a deeper investigation since there were indications that the wife could have triggered the explosion while the husband was about to leave their abode,” he added. (SunStar Philippines)