Incident Summary:

08/31/2017: At least one explosive device detonated targeting military personnel in Marawi, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Three soldiers were killed and 52 others were injured in the blast. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Maute Group and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur


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 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
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Maute Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 52 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 52
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"8 dead, 52 wounded in Marawi City firefight," Sun Star Network, September 1, 2017.
"3 soldiers die, 52 others hurt as fresh clashes erupt in Marawi," Philippines Daily Inquirer, September 1, 2017.
"Three soldiers killed, 52 wounded in IED explosion in Marawi, Philippines," Xinhua General News Service, August 31, 2017.