Incident Summary:

11/20/2018: Assailants opened fire on Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members in Guindulungan, Maguindanao, Philippines. Two MNLF members were killed and one civilian was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:


Guindulungan district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)
Specific Description Members: Omar Bandali, Bogel Sabandal, Saniya Bandali
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
M16 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups or internal conflict within a group.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Philippines: Highlights of Terrorist, Counterterrorist Activities 16-23 November 2018," Summary, November 16, 2018.