Incident Summary:

02/04/2020: Assailants abducted Doctor Daniel Moreno in Jolo, Sulu, Philippines. The physician was rescued on March 24, 2020. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Doctor: Daniel Moreno
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 49
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 58813.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"‘Doctor kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf to treat sick Abu Sayyaf leader’," Philippine Star, February 10, 2020.
"Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen kidnap Filipino doctor in southern Philippines," Xinhua General News Service, February 5, 2020.
"Abu Sayyaf kidnaps doctor in Jolo," Malaya Business Insight, February 5, 2020.