Incident Summary:

12/01/2017: Assailants attacked the residence of Ustadz Khalid Ditingki, a village councilor, in Matampay, Marantao, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Ditingki and his wife were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Maute Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Marantao district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of the Philippines
Specific Description Councilor: Ustadz Khalid Ditingki
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Santalia Ditingki.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 1-7 December 2017," Summary, December 1, 2017.