Incident Summary:

12/26/2001: A bomb was found near a radio station in Cotabato, Philippines. The bomb was defused, and no one was injured in the attempted attack. A previously unknown group, The Indigenous People's Federal Army, claimed responsibility for the bomb.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Cotabato City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity DXMY Radio
Specific Description DXMY Radio Echo at Rosary Heights
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A timer-detonated explosive device consisting of an 81 millimeter mortar shell, a 40 millimeter rifle grenade, and 15 rounds of 5.56x45 millimeter ammunition for an M16 rifle, which was defused by authorities, was used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Indigenous People's Federal Army (IPFA) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
“Bomb Explodes, Another defused in Different Mindanao Cities," Manila Abante, December 26, 2001.