Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: Assailants shot and killed Joaquin Briones, a journalist for the Remate tabloid, in Bacolod, Masbate, Philippines. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130031

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Masbate

City:
Bacolod

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the Bombon Bridge on the Sitio Feeder Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Remate Tabloid
Specific Description Journalist: Joaquin Briones
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Police suspected that the attack may have been the result of personal enmity.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"'Hard-hitting' journalist slain in Philippines," Qatar Tribune, March 15, 2017."
"Manhunt on for Masbate journalist’s killers," Philippine Star, March 14, 2017."