The Terrorist group "Abu Sayyaf" is a rather small association. It is active in Philippines
. In the years 2013 to 2017 alone, a total of 240 terrorist acts with 111 killed people were registered. Among them was only 1 suicide attack.
The most frequently affected targets were Private citizens and Business. The most common forms of terrorism were Bombing and Kidnapping. Overview: TerrorismList of Terror GroupsComparison by country
Number of attacks since 1994
Only those acts of terrorism were evaluated, in which the terrorist organisation Abu Sayyaf claimed the main responsibility. There may well be further attacks on which Abu Sayyaf has declared itself to be a subordinate group or in which a subordinate role has been identified by the authorities. These cases are not covered here. Neither were incidents before 1994 evaluated.
Primary attack targets
Type of attacks
Philippines 1994 to 2017
Malaysia 2000 to 2016
All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database
. For the definition of a terrorist act see the introduction of our terrorism pages
All information without guarantee.