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MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE - 10:28 a.m.) A woman and her six-year old daughter were wounded when a hand grenade was lobbed at a group of people participating in the voters’ re-registration in Shariff Aguak, capital town of Maguindanao province, Monday afternoon, the military said.
Colonel Prudencio Asto, spokesman of the 6th Infantry Division, said the grenade was lobbed around 3:30 p.m. by two unidentified men and exploded near a sari-sari store just 10 meters away from the multi-purpose hall of Barangay Timbangan, where voters from the nearby village of Kuloy were re-registering.
Samera Pangilan, 27, and her Agata Li were rushed to the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital for treatment.
The Shariff Aguak blast was the second in Shariff Aguak that day.
At around 10 a.m. Monday, a 40mm round was fired, apparently from a grenade launcher, and exploded some 800 meters from the election registration center in Barangay Labu-labu Mother Elementary School, but caused no casualties.
The voters' re-registration in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao began July 9 and will end on the 18th.