Incident Summary:

02/01/2018: An explosive device was discovered and defused at the residence of Bong Lasatan, a provincial assistant engineer, along Catleya Drive in Aguada, Isabela, Basilan, Philippines. This was one of two similar attacks targeting engineers in Isabela on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Catleya Drive in the Aguada neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Basilan
Specific Description House of Assistant Provincial Engineer: Bong lasatan
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled pipe bomb containing a detonating cord and an electric blasting cap and utilizing a mobile phone as a triggering mechanism was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
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
"Improvised bomb explodes in Isabela City," Sun Star Network, February 2, 2018.
"Philippines: The Daily Tribune News - Bomb explodes in Isabela City; another one recovered," The Daily Tribune Online, February 2, 2018.