Incident Summary:

04/17/2017: An explosive device detonated at a gas station in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two coordinated attacks at the same location within a short period of time. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Sultan Kudarat


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Dragon Mart and Gasoline Station
Specific Description Gas Station
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device containing nails 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"2 suspects in Tacurong explosions nabbed," Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 18, 2017.
"Cops arrest 2 men; 14 injured in Tacurong City twin blasts," Sun Star Network, April 18, 2017.
"Philippines: 16 hurt in Tacurong City blast; 2 MILF men nabbed," Malaya Business Insight Online, April 18, 2017.