Incident Summary:

08/19/2017: Assailants opened fire on a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) detachment in Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Maute Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur

Lumbatan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU)
Specific Description Base
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 Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group No
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Alleged Maute, MNLF members attack CAFGU detachment in Lanao town," ABS-CBN News, August 20, 2017.
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 16-31 August 2017," Summary, August 16, 2017.