Incident Summary:

10/15/2019: Security forces intercepted assailants as they were planting explosive devices in Calang Canas, Basilan, Philippines. There were an unknown number of assailant casualties in the ensuing clash, and six explosive devices were recovered. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attempted attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Calang Canas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Six roadside can bombs and firearms 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
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"ASG bomb plot foiled­—military," Manila Standard, October 16, 2019.
"LOOK: Soldiers recover IEDs after Basilan clash," ABS-CBN News, October 16, 2019.
"Basilan bomb plot foiled," Journal Online, October 16, 2019.