Incident Summary:

07/26/2013: An explosive device detonated in the Kyla Bistro in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental province, Philippines. At least eight people were killed and 40 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing; however, officials attributed the attack to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front - Special Operations Group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM), and Kilafah Islamic Movement.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Misamis Oriental

Cagayan de Oro

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Kyla Bistro
Specific Description Restaurant
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device constructed from an 81-mm mortar and utilizing a mobile phone as a triggering mechanism 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) No
Kilafah Islamic Movement No
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2013: 'Explosive' year for Mindanao," Manila Bulletin, December 29, 2013."
"Cotabato City, CDO bombers identified," Manila Bulletin, August 14, 2013."
"Philippine Military Officials Tight-Lipped About New Terror Group Tagged in Mindanao Bombings,", August 14, 2013."