Incident Summary:

02/14/2015: An assailant opened fire on Maurito Lim outside a radio station in Tagbilaran City, Bohol province, Philippines. Lim, a radio journalist, was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201502140034

When:
2015-02-14

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bohol

City:
Tagbilaran

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity dyRD Radio
Specific Description Broadcaster: Maurito Lim
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 Handgun
Weapon Details
A .45-caliber pistol was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is reason to doubt that this incident meets terrorist-related criteria because the attack may have been related to a personal feud.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Reporter shot dead in C. Philippines," Xinhua News Agency, February 14, 2015."
"Radio Journalist Shot Dead in the Philippines," MENAFN, February 15, 2015."
"Bohol broadcaster shot dead, motives may be work-related: reports," Manila Bulletin, February 14, 2015."