Grenade blast kills four in S. Philippines

At least four people have been killed and 23 others injured in a grenade explosion in Jolo, the largest of the Sulu islands in southern Philippines, the Philippine military said Sunday, Xinhua reports.

Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the commanded of Joint Task Force Sulu, said a suspect threw a grenade into a bakeshop in Jolo around 7 p.m. Saturday night that instantly killed three people and hurt more than 20 others.

He said one of the severely wounded victims died Sunday morning at a local hospital, where most of the injured were being treated.

“The suspect was arrested and now in police custody,” Sobejana said.

Local police were still investigating the incident.