Incident Summary:

09/23/2020: An explosive device detonated in a field as a farmer was tending to their carabao in Gantong, Tonggol, General Salipada K. Pendatun district, Maguindanao, Philippines. The farmer was killed and another explosive device was found about three meters away. Security forces were able to safely remove the second device. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) and the Maute Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gantong neighborhood in General Salipada K. Pendatun district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmer: Mujahid Guialudin
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device constructed from a 60-mm mortar round connected to a mobile phone as a triggering mechanism and an additional explosive device 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
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) (suspected) No
Maute Group (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"3 soldiers wounded in Maguindanao blast," Philippine Star, September 24, 2020.
"Farmer wounded in IED explosion as terror plot in Maguindanao unravels," Philippines Daily Inquirer, September 23, 2020.
"IED blast hurts farmer in Maguindanao," Philippines News Agency, September 23, 2020.