Incident Summary:

09/27/2013: Assailants opened fire on a military checkpoint in Madalum municipality, Lanao del Sur province, Philippines. At least one soldier and two assailants were killed in the attack. The Moro Ghuraba group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao 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 51st Infantry Battalion Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
M-16s, M-14s, and a .45 caliber pistol was 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Ghuraba Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"4 gunmen, soldier killed in Lanao Sur checkpoint shootout," Manila Times, September 29, 2013.
"2 brigands, 1 government trooper killed in Lanao Del Sur<by Priam F. Nepomuceno," Philippines News Agency, September 27, 2013.
"1 soldier, 3 armed men killed in Lanao Sur clash," Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 27, 2013.