Incident Summary:

10/07/2017: Assailants attacked Villa Cielo, Buguey, Cagayan, Philippines. There were no reported casualties, however the assailants robbed residents of cellular phones and weapons. This was one of two related attacks that took place in Buguey on this date. Two people were briefly held hostage and released across both of these attacks. The New People's Army (NPA) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Villa Cielo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Buguey district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Villa Cielo Community
Specific Description Community
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Hostage numbers represent a division of the total of those kidnapped across incidents 201710070006 and 201710070008.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) Henry Abraham Command Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
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
"Philippines: Army says NPA on rampage in northeastern Cagayan,", October 9, 2017.
"NPA admits burning construction equipment in Cagayan," Philippines Daily Inquirer, October 8, 2017.
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 01-15 October 2017," Summary, October 1, 2017.