Six persons were killed while another six were wounded as suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands bombed a residential community in Zone 6, Barangay Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan on Tuesday evening.
The incident took place around 10:22 p.m.
Initial reports said the incident took place at the residence of a militiaman identified as Manuel Cisneros, where a New Year’s Eve party was taking place.
It was not immediately known why the ASG bombed Cisneros’ home.
The wounded were initially treated at the 64th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Basilan then were airlifted by Air Force choppers around 1 a.m. to a much bigger hospital in the province. PNA