Incident Summary:

03/13/2017: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Johair Tan, a village councilor, in Cotabato, Maguindanao, Philippines. Tan and his security guard were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703130032

When:
2017-03-13

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Maguindanao

City:
Cotabato

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Pansacala Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Bagua 2
Specific Description Councilor: Johair Tan
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
An M16 assault rifle and a .45-caliber pistol were used in the attack.
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
Additional Information The victims included Rahib Rora.
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Cotabato village official, companion shot dead," Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 14, 2017."
"Philippines: Village exec, aide slain in Cotabato City, suspected NPA torch bus in Makilala," InterAksyon.com, March 13, 2017."