Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: An assailant threw a grenade near a Philippine National Police (PNP) station at the plaza in Poblacion neighborhood, Iligan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. At least four people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Norte


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Poblacion area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Plaza
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A fragmentation grenade was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The victims included Cheryl Paguit Matugas, Laureto Carabantes Jr., Christine Mercaderos Perocho, and Sheila May Agad. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack may have been the result of a personal issue or related to illegal drug trade.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Philippines: Iligan City cops declare package found after grenade blast safe," GMA News Online, December 8, 2016."
"Police rule out terrorist attack in Iligan City," Sun Star Network, December 9, 2016."
"Philippines: 4 hurt in grenade attack,", December 8, 2016."