Incident Summary:

12/30/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at a store in Pikit, North Cotabato, Philippines. One civilian was killed and another was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato

Pikit district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Pacalna Variety Store
Specific Description Store
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A thrown grenade 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
Additional Information The victims included the owner, Norodin Pacalna, and employee Jamil Umraan.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cops hunt North Cotabato bombers," Philippines News Agency, January 2, 2018.
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 16-31 December 2017," Summary, December 16, 2017.