Incident Summary:

06/08/2007: Eleven Filipino civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted in a crate at the back of a passenger bus by an unknown number of suspected Jemaah Islamiyah perpetrators detonated at a bus terminal in Matalam, Cotabato Province, Philippines. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Filipino civilians
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device (IED).
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 Authorities believe the IED consisted of a 60mm mortar shell triggered by a cell phone transmitter and the attack came amidst heavy security at the station in question.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jemaah Islamiya (JI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Oliver Teves, “11 wounded in bus bomb in southern Philippines,” Associated Press Worldstream, June 8, 2007.
“Five injured in Philippines bus blast,” Agence France Presse, June 8, 2007.