Incident Summary:

11/23/2020: Security forces discovered and defused two explosive devices in Sitio Dasulong, Pikit municipality, North Cotabato, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the attack as the devices were defused. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato

Sitio Dasulong

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Pikit municipality.

Attack Information
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Two explosive devices, constructed from a 60-mm mortar round and an 81-mm mortar round, connected to 9-volt batteries and mobile phone-operated detonators 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
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
"Philippines: Gov't forces disarm anti-personnel explosives in NoCot," Asia News Monitor, November 24, 2020.