Incident Summary:

04/27/2002: A bomb was discovered in a public market in General Santos City in the Philippines. Police bomb experts detonated the bomb safely. There were no casualties. No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

South Cotabato

General Santos

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in a market in General Santos City
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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
Unknown 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
Aquiles Z. Zonio and Anthony S. Allada, "Philippines: Muslims denounce terrorism as Another bomb found in General Santos," Philippine Daily Inquirer, 04/28/2002.
"Philippines: Another bomb found in General Santos," BBC Monitoring International Reports, 04/28/2002.
"New bomb found in southern Philippine city," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 04/27/2002.