Incident Summary:

03/16/2015: Assailants abducted Omainah Cuno, Jabbar Mimbala, and Maisara Mangoranca from Gandamato village, Ditsaan Ramain area, Lanao del Sur province, Philippines. The three hostages were released on May 17, 2015. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur

Ditsaan Ramain

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gandamato village area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Omainah Cuno, Jabbar Mimbala, Maisara Mangoranca
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 62
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"MILF group frees 3 people abducted in Lanao del Sur By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr," Philippines News Agency, May 20, 2015.
"MILF frees 3 people in Lanao," Sun Star Network, May 20, 2015.