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January 2023

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December 2022

Casualties

In December 2022, there were no incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines which resulted in civilian casualties. Six armed actors were injured in the Philippines in December. 

On 18December 2022, six soldiers were injured when an anti-personnel mine planted by the New People’s Army exploded in Las Navas, Northern Samar.

Source: Inquirer, PhilStar

Philippines

November 2022

Casualties

In November 2022, there were two incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines, one of which resulted in 12 civilian casualties, of whom one was killed and 11 injured. Six armed-actor casualties were also recorded in the Philippines in November. 

On 6November 2022, one civilian was killed and 11 were injured in an IED explosion on a bus in Tacurong City.

Source: Manila Bulletin, AP, Crisis 24

Philippines

October 2022

Casualties

In October 2022, there was one incident of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines, which resulted in two civilian casualties, both of whom were injured. There were no armed-actor casualties recorded in the Philippines in October.

On 07 October 2022, two men were injured in a grenade attack on a motorcycle shop in Barangay Poblacion, Pikit, Cotabato.    

Source: Inquirer, Manila Bulletin

Philippines

September 2022

Casualties

In September 2022, there was one incident of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines, which resulted in seven civilian casualties, all of whom were injured. Civilian casualties included at least one child. There were no armed-actor casualties recorded in the Philippines in September.

On 11 September 2022, seven civilians, including one child, were injured in a grenade attack in a restaurant in Cotabato city, Maguindanao.    

Source: Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar

Philippines

July 2022

Casualties

In July 2022, there were no incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines which resulted in civilian casualties. Two incidents resulted in 13 armed actor casualties, one of whom one was killed and 12 injured. 

On 05 July 2022, seven Filipino soldiers were injured in an anti-personnel mine explosion while carrying out road clearance duties in Northern Samar. The mine was allegedly laid by the New People’s Army. 

Sources: Manila Times, GMA

Philippines

June 2022

Casualties

In June 2022, there were two incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines, one of which resulted in two civilian casualties, all of whom were injured. Civilians accounted for 33% of the total six casualties, as four armed actors were also injured in June. 

On 11 June 2022, two civilians were injured in a grenade attack by unknown non-state actors in a village in Maguindanao. Firearms were also used. 

Sources: PhilStar

Philippines

May 2022

Casualties

In May 2022, there were four incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines that resulted in 14 civilian casualties, all of whom were injured. At least two women were reportedly among the civilian casualties. One armed-actor was also reported injured.

The highest casualty incident occurred on 8 May 2022, when eight civilians were injured in grenade attacks in Datu Unsay, outside a public building. 

Sources: Inquirer, PNA 

 

Philippines

April 2022

Casualties

In April 2022, there were two incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines, one of which caused four civilian casualties. Civilians accounted for 40% of the total casualties in the Philippines, as one armed actor was killed and six injured in a landmine explosion on 04 April 2022.

On 24 April 2022, four civilians were injured when an IED exploded on a bus in Maguindanao.

Sources: Manila Times, ABS-CBN, PNA

 

Philippines

February 2022

Casualties

In February 2022, there were no civilian casualties of explosive weapon use reported in the Philippines. There was one incident of explosive weapon use recorded which resulted in two armed-actor casualties. 

On 23 February 2022, two police were injured by a roadside bomb in an urban residential area of Bi-ao, Binalbagan, Negros.

Sources: Manila Times, Visayan Daily Star

Philippines

January 2022

Casualties

In January 2022, there were three incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines. Across two of these incidents, there were eight recorded civilian casualties, two of whom were killed and six injured. There were also two recorded armed-actor casualties from explosive weapon use, both of whom were injured. Among the recorded civilian casualties were at least three children and one woman. 

All civilian casualties occurred in populated areas. The location-types in which civilian casualties occurred were public transport (7) and a village (1). All civilian casualties were caused by the use of non-specific IEDs by unknown non-state actors. 

The regions in which civilian casualties occurred were Mindanao (7 civilian casualties) and Bangsamoro (1). 

The highest casualty incident recorded last month occurred on 11 January 2022, when an improvised explosive device was detonated on a passenger bus, killing one child and wounding six other people, including two children, in Aleosan, Cotabato, Mindanao.

Sources: Al Jazeera, PNA

Philippines

December 2021

Casualties

In December 2021, there were three incidents of explosive weapon use recorded in the Philippines, two of which caused a total of four civilian casualties. Both incidents took place in populated areas of Cotabato and involved the use of a grenade. The highest casualty incident took place on 15 December 2021, when three civilians were injured (one boy, one man, and one woman) by a grenade attack on a roadside store in Matalam, Cotabato, in the Mindanao region.

Sources: PNA, Inquirer, The Philippine Star

Philippines

November 2021

Casualties

In November 2021, there were no recorded civilian casualties of explosive weapon use in the Philippines. There was one recorded casualty-causing incident on 20 November 2021, when two armed actors, both police officers, were killed and four injured by an IED reportedly planted by the NPA in Northern Samar of Eastern Visayas. 

Sources: GMA News, Inquirer

Philippines

October 2021

Casualties

In October 2021, there was one incident of explosive weapon use in the Philippines which caused six civilian casualties and one armed-actor casualty. On 8 October 2021, a man and woman were killed and five others wounded in a grenade blast in the home of the deceased couple. The grenade was detonated by the deceased man. 

Sources: Manila Bulletin, philstar

Education

On 03 October 2021, in Legazpi city in the Albay Province of the Philippines, suspected New People’s Army (NPA) militants fired two grenades using a grenade launcher at the front of the Bicol University administrative building, damaging the surrounding area. 

Sources: Garda and Inquirer

Philippines

September 2021

Casualties

There were two incidents of explosive weapon use in the Philippines in September 2021, resulting in 10 civilian casualties, including one fatality and nine injuries. Both incidents involved the use of IEDs. On 18 September, one civilian was killed and seven injured, including one child, when an IED was detonated at a volleyball game in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. 

Sources: Manila Bulletin, Xinhua

Philippines

August 2021

There were two incidents of explosive weapon use in the Philippines in August 2021, resulting in 11 armed actor casualties. There were no civilian casualties recorded in the Philippines in August 2021. All armed actor casualties were caused by directly emplaced weapons, specifically IEDs. Sources: Philippine News Agency, Philippine News Agency, Inquirer

Philippines

July 2021

On 7 July 2021, three armed actors were killed and six wounded by a landmine and gun attack in the Philippines. Sources: Philstar Global, Philippines News Agency.

Philippines

June 2021

In June 2021, there have been 10 civilian casualties recorded from the use of explosive weapons in the Philippines, and no armed-actor casualties. Four of the casualties were reportedly children. All casualties were attributed to the use of IEDs. The deadliest incident took place on 6 June, when two civilians were killed when their bike hit an IED in Masbate City. A child was also wounded in the incident. In an incident on 23 June, a pregnant woman was killed and her two children injured by an IED in Maguindanao. June was the worst month this year for civilian casualties from the use of explosive weapons in the Philippines since January 2021, which saw the same number of casualties. Sources: ABS-CBN News, PNA.

Philippines

May 2021

In the Philippines one soldier was injured by a landmine in Iloilo province during an encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) on 16 May 2021. There were no civilian casualties. Source: Manila Bulletin