Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: Assailants set fire to at least 12 houses in Limpogo, Datu Hoffer Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Philippines. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM).

GTD ID:
201712310010

When:
2017-12-31

Country:
Philippines

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Maguindanao

City:
Limpogo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Datu Hoffer Ampatuan district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Datu Hoffer Ampatuan Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"3 slain in Maguindanao roadside bombings," Philippine Star, January 1, 2018."
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 16-31 December 2017," Summary, December 16, 2017."
"BIFF gunmen torch abandoned houses in Maguindanao," Philippines Daily Inquirer, December 31, 2017."