Incident Summary:

11/30/2011: Approximately 20 militants attacked a group of soldiers from the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU), a detachment of the Philippine army's 58th Infantry Battalion, in Yungod village, Misamis Oriental province, Philippines. One soldier, Palermo Caculba, was killed in the assault, and two others were wounded. While the exact number is unknown, it is believed that the perpetrators suffered fatalities in an exchange of fire with security forces. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but a spokesman for the Philippine army has stated that the New People's Army (NPA) was behind the assault.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Misamis Oriental


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit
Specific Description Three soldiers
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
The weapons used in this attack are unknown
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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 20
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Prima Frinston Lim, "One militiaman killed, 2 others injured in ambush in S. Philippines," Xinhua News Agency, December 1, 2011.