Incident Summary:

12/03/2017: Assailants armed with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and assault rifles attacked a military detachment in Timbangan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, Philippines. Two civilians were killed and seven people, including one soldier, were injured in the attack. The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shariff Aguak 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 Patrol
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Unti Kamama, Mohammad Kamama
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and assault 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included soldier PFC Clinton Rigor.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Daesh-linked terrorists kill 2 in Mindanao," The Gulf Today, December 4, 2017.
"BIFF attacks Army detachment in Maguindanao; 2 killed, 7 hurt," Philippines Daily Inquirer, December 4, 2017.
"Philippines: 2 dead as Moro rebs attack Army base in Maguindanao,", December 4, 2017.