Incident Summary:

06/19/2015: Assailants opened fire on a military patrol in Sinoron village, Davao del Sur province, Philippines. A soldier was killed and six others, including four assailants and two soldiers, were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the New People's Army (NPA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Davao del Sur


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Philippine Army (PA)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rifle grenades and M16 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 4
"NPA ambush soldiers' patrol in Davao del Sur," Manila Times, June 21, 2015."
"Philippine clash kills soldier, injures 2," Xinhua General News Service, June 20, 2015."
"Philippines: Soldier killed, 2 others wounded in Davao del Sur firefight," GMA News Online, June 20, 2015."