Incident Summary:

06/29/2017: Assailants attempted to extort farmers in Valencia, Bualan, North Cotabato, Philippines. Soldiers of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and barangay tanods intervened and at least three assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Valencia neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmers
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) 105th Base Command No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 3
"MILF attacks NCotabato town," Manila Times, June 30, 2017.
"Philippines army blames MILF for attack in remote town," Anadolu Ajansi, June 30, 2017.
"MILF attacks North Cotabato village," Philippine Star, June 29, 2017.