GTD ID:
198001270004

When:
1980-01-27

Country:
El Salvador

Region:
Central America & Caribbean

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Santa Ana

City:
Coatepeque

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description town of Coatepeque
Nationality of Target El Salvador
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Automatic firearm; Rifle; Pistol
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) People's Liberation Forces (FPL) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources