From GMA News (Mar 20): DAY AHEAD OF PNOY'S VISIT Bomb blast hurts 1 in Basilan
One person was hurt in a bomb explosion in Sumisip, Basilan, Sunday night.
The local police said an improvised explosive device (IED) went off along a road in sitio Sangian, Barangay Upper Cabengbeng in Sumisip town at around 9 p.m.
A villager identified as Maswal Mahilul was hurt, police said.
As of this posting, Army personnel are clearing the area. Troops were also placed on stand by due to reports that the group that planted the bomb are planning an ambush between barangays Marang and Tumahubong.
Reports said that the area of the explosion was just a few meters away from the venue of the inauguration of the Basilan Circumferential Road in Barangay Tumahubong to be attended by President Benigno Aquino III.
The inauguration is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday. Top military and police officials are also expected to attend the event.