Incident Summary:

10/04/2019: Assailants opened fire on a Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camp in Tinulusan, Dasawao, Maguindanao, Philippines. At least seven MILF members were killed in the ensuing clash. The Maute Group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Tinulusan neighborhood.

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 Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
Specific Description Camp
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Seven MILF fighters slain in clash with ISIS-inspired militants in Maguindanao," Manila Bulletin, October 5, 2019.
"Seven Philippine former Muslim rebels killed by Daesh-linked gunmen," Daily Times, October 5, 2019.
"Seven Philippine ex-rebels killed by IS-linked gunmen,", October 5, 2019.