Incident Summary:

12/14/2012: A bomber was identified as he and his wife were leaving their hotel in Davao del Sur, Davao del Sur province, Philippines. When confronted, the bomber, identified as Mohammad Noor Fikrie Bin Abd Kahar, threatened to blow up the hotel; police shot and killed him, arrested his wife, and recovered an explosive device from the bomber's bag. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspect that Kahar was a member of Jemaah Islamiya (JI).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Davao del Sur

Davao City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A modified 60mm mortar concealed inside a bag 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
Jemaah Islamiya (JI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Malaysian terrorist suspect killed in southern Philippines," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 15, 2012.
"Philippine police kills Malaysian trying to detonate bomb," Xinhua General News Service, December 15, 2012.