Incident Summary:

12/10/2020: Assailants abducted six hunters from Bangko neighborhood, Tongan-Tongan, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. Two hunters escaped, while the remaining four hunters were killed with an explosive device on or before December 20, 2020. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Maute Group.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Lanao del Sur


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Bangko neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Boar Hunters: Francis Alcaba, Lito Angcap, Nito Bacayan
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 10
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device detonated with a mobile phone and firearms 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 also included hunter Leo Baloro.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Maute Group No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"4 killed in Lanao del Sur explosion," Philippine Star, December 21, 2020.
"Blast kills 4 hunters in Lanao del Sur," The Philippine Star(Asianet-Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd), December 21, 2020.
"Search continues for 2 boar hunters believed captured by IS gunmen in Lanao Sur," Philippines Daily Inquirer, December 16, 2020.