Incident Summary:

08/18/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting military personnel while they were conducting clearing operations in Marawi city, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Two soldiers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Maute Group.

GTD ID:
201708180024

When:
2017-08-18

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur

City:
Marawi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Marawi district.

Attack Information
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Maute Group’s world ‘getting smaller’," Manila Times, August 18, 2017.
"2 soldiers lost their legs after stepping on IED planted by Maute Group," Kicker Daily News, August 18, 2017.