Incident Summary:

07/09/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting a police vehicle in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, Philippines. Two people, including one police officer and one civilian, were killed and four officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Shariff Aguak

Location Details:
The incident occurred approximately 300 meters from the provincial police station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian Driver
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb detonated remotely with a cellphone 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
Additional Information The victims include driver Bobby.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Road explosion in southern Philippines kills two, injures 4 police officers," Xinhua News Agency, July 11, 2020.
"Maguindanao roadside bombing kills cop, driver; hurts 4 others," Philippines Daily Inquirer, July 10, 2020.
"2 killed, 4 wounded as bomb hits police car," MSN Philippines, July 10, 2020.