Incident Summary:

01/11/2020: Assailants ambushed the vehicle of Kutin Idtug, a Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) official and barangay chairperson, in Marbel, North Cotabato, Philippines. One person was killed and two people, including Idtug, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

North Cotabato


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Kundi Solaiman, Antonio Saban
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)
Specific Description Official: Kutin Idtug
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
M14 assault rifles and 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) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
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
"MNLF leader survives Cotabato ambush; driver killed," Philippines Daily Inquirer, January 12, 2020.
"MNLF official hurt in NoCot ambush, driver slain," HT Syndication, January 13, 2020.