Incident Summary:

01/05/2009: On Monday, Froilan Rufino, a vice-mayor, was shot and killed by gunmen while walking home in President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat province. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200901050001

When:
2009-01-05

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sultan Kudarat

City:
President Quirino

Location Details:
The attack took place in President Quinno, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Froilan Rufino
Specific Description The vice-mayor was targeted in the attack.
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
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Situation of Multi-Party Conflict?Unknown
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Information
Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Straits Times, "Filipino Vice-Mayor Killed," http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/SE%2BAsia/Story/STIStory_322531.html (January 6, 2009)."
"Sun Star Network Online (Philippines), "Quinno Vice Mayor Killed," http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/quirino-vice-mayor-killed (January 6, 2009)."