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Policy Brief

Suicide Bombings in Mindanao

08 Nov 2021
Policy Brief by Kenneth Yeo Yaoren

This Policy Brief analyses the suicide bombing phenomenon in the Philippines. The frequency of suicide bombing in January 2019 is unprecedented in Mindanao. The Sawadjaan faction of the Abu Sayyaf had since proactively attempted suicide bombing attacks to varying levels of success. This article highlights the three trends of suicide bombing in Mindanao and outlines measures the authorities can take to combat the threat.