Incident Summary:

09/20/2017: Assailants armed with projectiles and firearms attacked a military detachment in Bayang, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Maute Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur

Bayang district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Philippine Army (PA)
Specific Description 65th Infantry Battalion Soldiers
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Grenade launchers and automatic 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
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
"Security beefed up in Lanao del Sur town after attack on Army post," Philippines Daily Inquirer, September 23, 2017.
"Attack on Army post in Bayang, Lanao del Sur a diversionary tactic by Maute Group?," Kicker Daily News, September 24, 2017.
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 16-25 September 2017," Summary, September 16, 2017.