Incident Summary:

04/09/2016: Assailants attacked soldiers in Banguindan, Basilan, Philippines. At least 21 people, including 18 soldiers and three assailants, were killed and 51 people were wounded in the attack. Jundul Khilafah (Philippines) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident and sources attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG); however, the government denied the involvement of the Islamic State or Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sitio Bayoko, Tipo-Tipo town.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
Specific Description 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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jundul Khilafah (Philippines) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 51 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 51
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"IS claims attack in Basilan," Manila Times (Philippines), April 15, 2016.
"Jihadists own up to Basilan attack," Manila Times (Philippines), April 13, 2016.
"Moroccan jihadist among more than 100 soldiers, rebels killed, wounded in Basilan," Manila Times, April 10, 2016.