Incident Summary:

01/31/2018: Assailants attacked a vehicle carrying government project employees in Baas, Lamitan City, Basilan, Philippines. At least two people were killed and two others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lamitan City district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Specific Description Employees
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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
An M79 grenade launcher and M203 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 Ahzhar Dakis, Basit Daimun, Abdul Sarabin and Mitoy Estajal. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"ARMM Gov. Hataman statement condemning attack on infra workers," EDGE Davao, February 6, 2018.
"Abu Sayyaf extortion on road projects slammed," The Gulf Today, February 5, 2018.
"Abu Sayyaf kills 2 DPWH workers in Basilan attack," Manila Times (Philippines), February 2, 2018.