Incident Summary:

12/31/2015: Assailants opened fire on residents in East Basak village, Marawi district, Lanao del Sur province, Philippines. Aminoden Awar, the village chair, was killed and at least two other people, including one Philippine National Police (PNP) officer and one Mindanao State University (MSU) security guard, were wounded in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur

East Basak

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Marawi district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Mindanao State University (MSU)
Specific Description Security Guard
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of East Basak
Specific Description Village Chair: Aminoden Awar
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Officer
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Village official killed, 2 injured in Marawi," Manila Times (Philippines), January 2, 2016.