Incident Summary:

04/02/2019: Assailants attacked a convoy of soldiers, police, and teachers in Kan Ague, Patikul, Sulu, Philippines. At least two police officers and several assailants were wounded in the attack. It is unknown whether there were any other casualties. 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 Kan Ague area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Convoy of Teachers
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
Specific Description Escort Convoy
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Patikul Municipal Police
Specific Description Escort Convoy
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
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
Additional Information The victims included Patikul Municipal Police personnel Master Sergeant Al-nidzfar Erajio and Patrolman Jordan Changlapon. 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 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"2 cops escorting teachers hurt in Sulu ambush," Journal Online, April 2, 2019.
"ASG bandit killed, 2 cops wounded In Sulu clash," Manila Standard, April 2, 2019.
"2 cops hurt in Sulu Abu Sayyaf attack," Philippines Daily Inquirer, April 2, 2019.