Incident Summary:

10/29/2000: Muslim separatist rebels planted a homemade bomb under a major bridge connecting the southern Philippine city of Pagadian to nearby areas. The attack disrupted the movement of goods across the bridge and caused panic. There were no reported injuries, but it halted traffic between Pagadian and nearby areas. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the army said it could be the handiwork of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Zamboanga del Sur


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Bridge
Specific Description A major bridge connecting the southern Philippine city of Pagadian to nearby areas
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The attackers used a homemade bomb.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The incident halted traffic between Pagadian and nearby areas. Only light vehicles could pass after the explosion, isolating the area from cargo deliveries.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Muslim rebels bomb vital bridge in southern Philippines," Agence France Presse, October 29, 2000.