Incident Summary:

06/28/2019: Two suicide bombers detonated at the 1st Brigade Combat Team post in Kajatian, Sulu, Philippines. In addition to two assailants, at least three soldiers and three civilians were killed and 22 others, including 12 soldiers and 10 civilians, were injured in the blasts and ensuing clash. The East Asia Division of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Explosives-laden vests were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
East Asia Division of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"‘Very dangerous times ahead’," Manila Standard, July 10, 2019.
"First known Filipino suicide bomber identified: military," ABS-CBN News, July 2, 2019.
"IS claims Sulu suicide bombing; 8 dead," Cebu Daily News, June 30, 2019.