6 dead, 4 injured in Basilan explosion
MANILA, Philippines – Six persons were killed while four others were injured when a bomb exploded at a residential area in Basilan late Tuesday night.
The bomb exploded around 10:20 p.m. near the San Vicente Ferrer Parish in Zone 6, Barangay Tumahubong in Sumisip, Basilan.
Three of the casualties were identified as: Linebel Cisneros, Lourdes Khadic Kitarol, and Elbert Gumuba.
The bombing incident occurred during a New Year’s Day party at the residence of a certain Caa Manuel Cisneros.
The explosives used were believed to be charges of a 105mm Howitzer.