Incident Summary:

10/15/2017: An explosive device detonated near a Lapanday Corp banana export firm office in Kalaong, Maitum, Sarangani, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Maute Group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Maitum district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device fashioned from an 81-mm mortar round was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Philippines: Region 12 security forces on high alert," Manila Bulletin Online, October 23, 2017.
"Authorities tighten security all over Region 12 for possible retaliatory attack by local terror group," Manila Bulletin, October 23, 2017.
"Manhunt launched for NPAs who burned truck in Sarangani," Manila Bulletin, October 17, 2017.