Incident Summary:

12/29/2015: Assailants opened fire on Philippine Army (PA) soldiers at a fruit market in Pangarungan neighborhood, Marawi city, Lanao del Sur province, Philippines. At least two soldiers were killed and another person was injured in the assault. The Kilafah Islamic Movement claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Pangarungan area.

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 65th Infantry Battalion Soldiers: Sergeant John Bernas Saballe, Private First Class Sofronio Gramme Jr.
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Kilafah Islamic Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 IS allies, 2 civilians slain in Lanao," Manila Times (Philippines), January 17, 2016.
"2 soldiers killed in Lanao attack," Philippine Star, December 30, 2015.
"2 soldiers killed in Marawi City," Tempo, December 30, 2015.