Incident Summary:

10/31/2007: No casualties were reported but a vehicle was damaged by shrapnel when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by an unknown number of unknown perpetrators detonated adjacent to the three-vehicle convoy of Kabuntalan Mayor Salaban Diocolano at approximately 4:00 PM beneath a bridge on the edge of town in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao Province, Philippines.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Shariff Aguak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Kabuntalan local government
Specific Description Mayor Salaban Diocolano
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
Additional Information Diocolano had previously criticized the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for intimidating voters in two of his constituent villages.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (suspected) 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
“Kabunsuan mayor survives roadside bombing,” Philippines – OSC Summary, October 31, 2007.
“Shariff Kabunsuan town mayor survives highway bomb attack,” Philippines News Agency, October 31, 2007.