Incident Summary:

08/03/2007: Two bombs tore through a bus station in Koronadal in the Philippines. The first bomb, an improvised device containing nails, was left among baggage to explode killing one and wounding 12. The second bomb went off inside an empty bus and injured no one. Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the police suspect the Alcobar gang and the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

South Cotabato


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Bus station in Koronadal
Specific Description Bus station in Koronadal on the Mindanao island in the Philippines
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Philippines bus bombing kills one,” Agence France Presse, August 3, 2007.
“US bomb experts join probe of Philippines bus blasts that killed 1, wounded 12,” Associated Press Worldstream, August 4, 2007.