Incident Summary:

"12/7/2011: Five members (three men and two women) of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) set up a false checkpoint on the road leading to Casacara Bercerril in Cesar, Colombia. Using weapons, they obtained a number of vehicles, set three of them on fire and vandalized another with "Cano Lives." The attackers were able to flee and avoid capture."




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Becerril

Location Details:
On the road leading to Cadacara Becerril

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Vehicles
Specific Description 4 vehicles
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Assailants used their guns to stop and obtain 4 cars and then burned 3 of them
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
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
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
"FARC burned 3 trucks in Becerril, Cesar," El, December 7, 2011."
"The FARC burned three vehicles in illegal checkpoint in Cesar," Caracol, December 8, 2011."
"Geovany Gomez Quintero,"FARC burned three vehicles at roadblock in Cesar,", December 8,2011."