Incident Summary:

12/31/2015: Assailants fired a projectile at Philippine Army (PA) soldiers in Datu Piang district, Maguindanao province, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of three attacks targeting the military in Maguindanao on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Datu Piang district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Philippine Army (PA)
Specific Description Mechanized Infantry Battalion Soldiers
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
An M203 grenade launcher was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) 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
"Philippines: BIFF launches simultaneous attacks on New Year's Eve in Maguindanao,", January 1, 2016.
"BIFF harassments, rido disrupt New Year celebration," Minda News, January 1, 2016.
"HeadlinesTroops beat back BIFF assaults on 3 fronts," Manila Standard Today, January 1, 2016.