Incident Summary:

06/10/2017: Assailants opened fire on a police convoy in Payawan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines. At least four assailants were killed and three police officers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Maute Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Norte


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Baloi district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Weapon Details
Assault rifles 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 Chief Inspector William Santos, Senior Inspector Jans Vladimir Hilarion, and Officer Danny Giovani Mapula. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Philippines: 4 terrorists killed, 3 cops hurt as police convoy fight back at Maute attackers in Lanao," GMA News Online, June 11, 2017.
"Philippines: ARMM cops brace for more attacks after Lanao del Norte ambush,", June 11, 2017.
"4 cops injured in ambush of police convoy in Lanao del Norte," Philippines Daily Inquirer, June 10, 2017.