Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: An explosive device detonated at the United Methodist Church waiting shed along Sinsuat Avenue in Cotabato City, Maguindanao province, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Cotabato City

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Sinsuat Avenue.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description United Methodist Church Waiting Shed
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/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade bomb 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
Unknown 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
"Explosions wreak havoc in Cotabato," Manila Times (Philippines), December 31, 2015.
"Explosions rock church and pub house in Cotabato City," GMA News Online, December 30, 2015.
"None hurt in Cotabato twin bombings," Minda News, December 29, 2015.