Suspect shot, policeman killed in Misamis Oriental grenade blast

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) — A policeman died in a grenade blast in Initiao College, Misamis Oriental that injured 16 other people. The suspect was also fatally shot by a responding policewoman.

According to the latest report of authorities, the Initao Police station received a call about a suspect, walking around in the college grounds with a grenade. The man was identified as Ebrahim Ampaso Basher, a 65-year-old resident of Madamba, Lanao del Sur

The explosive was thrown during a confrontation with the police, when Police Master Sergeant Jason Magno responded by shielding others from the blast, police said.

His partner, Police Major Sergeant Alice Balido, then shot the suspect.

Balido and 15 college students, employees and a vendor were rushed to the hospital.