GTD ID:
198304290006

When:
1983-04-29

Country:
El Salvador

Region:
Central America & Caribbean

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

La Union

City:
El Amatillo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description town of El Amatillo
Nationality of Target El Salvador
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $2,000,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Unknown
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Automatic firearm; Explosives; Attacked; Burned
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 Claimed Responsibility
Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 58 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 58
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources