Incident Summary:

05/22/2019: Assailants attempted to kidnap Jimmer Omisol in Carmen, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. Omisol, a police master sergeant, resisted and was killed and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. The New People's Army (NPA) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that Jimmer Omisol was targeted because the NPA believed he planted evidence related to drugs against civilians and forced them to drink urine before imprisoning them.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Agusan del Norte

Carmen district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Deputy Police Chief: Master Sergeant Jimmer Omisol
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 Handgun
Weapon Details
Several .45-caliber pistols 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) Front 4A; North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 Unknown
"Philippines: CHR probes Agusan Norte deputy cop chief’s killing,", May 26, 2019.
"Rebels kill Agusan Norte cop," Journal Online, May 23, 2019.
"Philippines: NPA owns slay of cop in Agusan del Norte,", May 23, 2019.