Grenade blast in Camp Aguinaldo hurts 3, including child

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) — A grenade explosion Sunday morning in the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Quezon City hurt three, including a child, the military confirmed.

AFP spokesperson BGen Edgard Arevalo said Sunday in a statement that the explosion, which happened inside the quarters of Staff Sergeant Larry de Guzman, hurt his 34-year-old wife, Erliza, and their 11-year-old son. Their shrapnel wounds are being treated at the V. Luna Hospital.

Arevalo added that the soldier sustained bruises, while his five-year-old daughter was not injured.

“The incident appears to have emanated from a domestic problem where the spouses have been engaged in a heated argument prior [to] the incident, initial investigation further shows,” Arevalo said.

He added that there are indications that the soldier’s wife could have triggered the explosion while her husband was about to leave their home.

The AFP and the police are doing a deeper investigation on the incident, he said.

CNN Philippines’ Vince Ferreras and David Santos contributed to this report.