Incident Summary:

08/11/2018: Assailants threw two hand grenades at a Philippine Army 57th Infantry Battalion detachment in Labu-Labu, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, Philippines. A civilian was injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Shariff Aguak district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Philippine Army (PA)
Specific Description 57th Infantry Battalion Soldiers
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Nasser Kusain
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
Two hand grenades were 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
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) No
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"2 militiamen, woman killed in Mindanao," The Gulf Today, August 14, 2018.
"Bomb expert hurt as Army foils bombing attempts in Maguindanao," Philippines News Agency, August 13, 2018.
"Army bomb expert hurt deactivating IED in Maguindanao," Philippines Daily Inquirer, August 12, 2018.