Cop killed, 11 injured in Misamis Oriental College blast

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – A police officer was killed while another cop and 10 others were injured in a grenade blast inside Initao College in Initao, Misamis Oriental before noon Thursday.

Latest police report identified the fatality as Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno.

Another officer, identified as Police Senior Master Sergeant Alice Balido, and 10 students were injured in the blast.

Initial police report showed that Magno and Balido responded to the scene following a report about a man causing trouble in the school.

During confrontation with the police, the suspect threw a grenade which prompted Magno to shield others from the explosion.

Magno’s fellow officer, Balido, shot the suspect resulting in his death.

Balido along with 10 injured students were rushed to the hospital.

Authorities identified the suspect as Ebrahim Ampaso Basher, 65 and a resident of Madamba, Lanao Del Sur.

Investigation on the incident is underway.

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