Incident Summary:

09/18/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting a Philippines Marine convoy in Limpongo neighborhood, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, Philippines. One soldier was killed and four others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; 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 in Limpongo neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Philippine Navy (PN)
Specific Description Fifth Military Company of Marine Battalion Landing Team Five Convoy
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside anti-personnel landmine 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Private Angot, Sergeant Erasmo, Sergeant Ahmad, PFC Nolledo, and PFC Ullanes.
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 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Soldier killed, 4 others hurt in Maguindanao roadside blast," Philippines Daily Inquirer, September 19, 2020.
"Bombing kills Marine; 4 others wounded," Manila Times, September 19, 2020.
"Marine soldier dead, four others wounded in Maguindanao roadside blast.(Mindanao)," Manila Bulletin, September 19, 2020.