Incident Summary:

12/03/2017: Approximately 60 assailants attacked a police station in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. In addition to an unknown number of assailant casualties, four police officers were injured in the attack. The New People's Army (NPA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to an operation in Sugbongcogong town that occurred in August 2017 and Philippine President Duterte's measures to restrict the activities of "legal progressive groups."




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Misamis Oriental


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Binuangan district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Binuangan Police Station
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An M203 grenade launcher and automatic firearms 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included officers Senior Inspector Dante Hallazgo, SPO1 Ramonito Zambas, PO3 Alberto Bernadas and PO1 Joshua Satur.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) East Misamis Oriental Northeastern Bukidnon Subregional Command Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 60
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"23 cops fight off more than 200 NPA rebels," Tempo, December 4, 2017.
"NPA owns attack on Misamis Oriental police station," Philippines News Agency, December 4, 2017.
"4 cops wounded while defending station from NPA rebels," Philippines Daily Inquirer, December 3, 2017.