Incident Summary:

01/05/2020: Assailants fired an M79 rifle grenade at the house of school principal in Fort Pikit, North Cotabato, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato

Fort Pikit

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Pikit district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Datu Embak Mangansing Memorial High School
Specific Description Principal: Abdulkadir Buda
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
An M79 grenade launcher 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
Unknown 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
"Blast hits school principal's house in NoCot town," HT Syndication, January 6, 2020.