Incident Summary:

04/16/2018: Assailants threw a grenade at a Department of Public Works and Highways warehouse in Purok 4, Aguada, Isabela, Basilan, Philippines. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Purok 4 area of the Aguada neighborhood of the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, (DPWH-ARMM)
Specific Description Warehouse
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Weapon Details
An MK2 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
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
"Another blast hits Basilan engineer’s property," Sun Star Network, April 17, 2018.
"ASG extortionists lob grenade at DPWH bodega," Manila Bulletin, April 17, 2018.
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 16-24 April 2018," Summary, April 16, 2018.