Incident Summary:

11/10/2019: Assailants opened fire on the convoy of Nasser Pangandaman Jr, along Marawi-Masiu road in Gata, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Pangandaman, the Masiu mayor, was not harmed; however, one police officer was killed and two civilians were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur


Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Marawi-Masiu road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Masiu Town
Specific Description Convoy of Mayor: Nasser Pangandaman
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Officer: Corporal Jabbar Romato Pangandaman
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
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 civilians Jamal Gabriel Pangandaman and Casanoding Mangandog.
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Masiu mayor survives ambush; police escort, two civilians wounded," Manila Bulletin, November 11, 2019.
"Lanao del Sur mayor unscathed, 3 companions injured in ambush," Philippine Star, November 10, 2019.
"Philippines: Police aide in Lanao Sur ambush dies from injury," Thai News Service, November 13, 2019.