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
"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."
"Reporter shot dead in C. Philippines," Xinhua News Agency, February 14, 2015."