Mosque in Zamboanga City bomb with grenade

Security & Defense

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM) has reported the throwing of grenade inside the Kamahaldikaan Mosque in Sitio Logoy Diutay, Barangay Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City at the wee hours of January 30, 2019.

WESTMINCOM photo

According to initial report, 2 were declared dead and 4 wounded.

“The incident is under investigation. We are assisting the wounded at the Zamboanga City Medical Center,” said Join Task Force Zamboanga Commander, Colonel Leonel M. Nicolas.

WESTMINCOM commander Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega called “on the public not to draw speculations and spread fake news in the social media relating this incident to the explosion in Sulu. It will just result to further distress.” 


“I personally seek for your prayers for the eternal repose of those who were killed in the incident and for fast recovery of those who are currently recuperating at the hospital. I also call for unity, let us not be divided by the recent incidents instead, let us work as one for the perpetrators to be immediately identified and neutralized,” he added.