WATCH: Grenade Explosion at the Initao College in the town of Initao in Misamis Oriental on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

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According to source a policeman was killed while 16 others, including nine students and two teachers, were wounded when a truck owner exploded a grenade inside a school in the municipality of Initao in Misamis Oriental on Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Rolando Anduyan, PNP-10 regional director, said the suspect—identified as Ibrahim Ampaso Bashir, 56, resident of Madalum town, Lanao del Sur—also died in the incident.

Master Sgt. Jason Magno, died as he tried to pick up the grenade thrown by Bashir beside the covered court of the Initao College in Barangay Jampason.

He said Master Sgt. Alice Balido, who shot Bashir several times to stop him, was wounded.

Lt. Colonel Mardy Hortillosa, PNP 10 spokesperson, identified the wounded students as Jasper Abcede, 22; Allan Bahian, 22; Hermorie Poblete, 18; Jomark Maglangit, 24; Acmad Panadato, 21; Junedy Bagares, 19; Anne Pauline Panoril, 22; Reinheart Patusan, 25; and Jay-ar Neri. The injured teachers were Nestor Oblimar, 63; and Ry Sanny Galaroza, 26.

The others wounded were DENR personnel Tito Bagares, 56; fish vendor Lino Jalagat, 24; Jolly Tacbobo, 42; and Jesel Bulaybulay, 14.

According to the report Anduyan said Bashir’s truck was earlier intercepted for carrying shipment of illegally cut lumber. The suspect then went to the local office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to have his truck released.

Bashir, threatened a DENR personnel with a grenade and a small knife.

DENR employee Gerald Rosabal received a phone call from their colleagues that there was a man who threatened them with a grenade and a knife.

The wounded were reportedly brought to the Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospital in Initao for treatment.

Video footages from mobile phones showed Bashir walking back and forth in the campus and trying to enter one of the rooms.

He later walked into the covered court where a man wearing a blue cap identified as Nestor Oblimar a teacher met him and tried to grab the grenade on the suspect.

An explosion was heard as the two grappled on the concrete floor.

Policewoman Balido was later seen firing at Bashir with her pistol. 

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