Incident Summary:

07/12/2002: Five rebels and two policeman were killed when members of the New People's Army (NPA) attacked a police station in the Philippine province of Catanduanes.

GTD ID:
200207120001

When:
2002-07-12

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Catanduanes

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
This attack occurred in an unspecified location in the Catanduanes..

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine Police
Specific Description Police station in the Philippine province of Catanduanes
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information Police were on high alert in anticipation of village-level elections the following Monday.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Five Rebels, Two Policeman Killed in Northern Philippines," Xinhua General News Service, July 12, 2002."