Incident Summary:

12/00/2017: Sometime between December 3, 2017 and December 6, 2017, assailants abducted three people from an area between Piagapo and Dado Balindong, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. All three hostages were killed and their bodies were discovered on December 7, 2017. The Maute Group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur

Near Piagapo

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Piagapo and Dado Balindong.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"3 Maute terrorists arrested in Lanao del Sur," Philippine Star, January 25, 2018.
"3 Maute kidnap victims found dead," Philippine Star, December 8, 2017.
"Police recover remains of 3 believed executed by Maute," Manila Times, December 8, 2017.