Incident Summary:

05/08/2007: A homemade bomb went off in Tacurong, Philippines. Five people were killed and 35 wounded in the attack. The bomb squad claimed that the bomb was similar to bombs used by Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). JI did not claim responsibility for the attack. The attack came six days before the mid-term elections. The location was at a busy terminal across from a restaurant where election officials were meting to discuss the upcoming election. Specifics about the explosive device were not reported. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Sultan Kudurat


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Campaigning politicians.
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Filipino voters who were meeting at a public terminal to hear politicians campaign before the polls open for voting.
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Jemaah Islamiya (JI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 34 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 34
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mindanao Bombing Kills 5, Wounds 35; Military Blames JI Terrorists," Makati City Inquirer, May 7, 2007.
Philippine Terrorism Issues 08-21 May 07, OSC, May 9, 2007.