Incident Summary:

07/24/2008: On Thursday morning at 1150, three people were killed and 35 wounded when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Digos, Davao Del Sur, Philippines. Authorities believed New People's Army rebels to be behind the blast however, no group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200807240003

When:
2008-07-24

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Davao Del Sur

City:
Digos

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Filipino Busing System
Specific Description A Metro Shuttle bus
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bottle bomb surrounded with nails was used in the attack.
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
New People's Army (NPA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 35 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 35
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Mark Meruenas, "Bounty for Kato, Bravo Increased to P10M Each," GMANews, http://www.gmanews.tv/story/118395/Bounty-for-Kato-Bravo-increased-to-P10M-each."
"Lexis Nexis, "Homemade Bomb Explodes in Philippine Bus, 35 Wounded," Deutsche Presse Agentur, July 24, 2008."
"GMANews, "3 Killed, Others Hurt in Davao Sur Bus Explosion," GMANews, http://www.gmanews.tv/story/109028/3-killed-others-hurt-in-Davao-Sur-bus-explosion#."