Incident Summary:

09/27/2015: Assailants threw a grenade at the residence of Naga Mangudadatu in Santo Nino village, Koronadal district, South Cotabato province, Philippines. Mangudadatu, the brother of the Sultan Kudarat governor, was not harmed but at least one person was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

South Cotabato

Santo Nino

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Villa Agreda area of the Koronadal district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Sultan Kudarat
Specific Description House of Brother of Governor Suharto Mangudadatu: Naga Mangudadatu
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 Grenade
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 The victims included Moktar Lipusan Ismael.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"1 hurt in Sultan Kudarat grenade explosion," Manila Times (Philippines), September 30, 2015.
"Manhunt on vs. 2 men in grenade attack in Koronadal City," Philippines News Agency, September 28, 2015.
"Grenade blast rocks house of ex-Sultan Kudarat gov's wife in Koronadal City; one hurt," Philippines News Agency, September 28, 2015.