Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: A roadside bomb detonated targeting a police vehicle in Poblacion Mother, Tuayan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, Philippines. A police officer was killed and five others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Shariff Aguak

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Poblacion Mother area of the Tuayan neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb 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 Senior Police Officer 4 Max Kaibat, Police Officer 3 Jalison Abdullah and Police Officers 1 Archie Ansare Amelista, Ricardo Almonia, Alimodin Nuphay and Zainoden Abdullah. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cop, 2 others killed in bomb blasts in Mindanao," Philippines Daily Inquirer, January 1, 2018."
"Cop killed, 7 injured in Maguindanao IED blasts," Philippine Star, January 1, 2018."
"3 dead, scores injured in Mindanao blasts," Manila Times (Philippines), January 2, 2018."