IDP Protection Assessment Report, AFP vs Maute Group in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur, Issue no. 02
On April 21, 2017, at around 1:00 am, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) launched an operation against alleged members of the Maute Group. The firefight erupted at Brgy. Gacap, Piagapo, Lanao del Sur, a village that separates the municipalities of Balindong (formerly known as Wato) and Piagapo.