GTD ID:
198510100002

When:
1985-10-10

Country:
El Salvador

Region:
Central America & Caribbean

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

La Union

City:
La Union

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity
Specific Description Armed Forces Military Training Center (CEMFA)
Nationality of Target El Salvador
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $70,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Grenades; Rifles; Rocket propelled grenades; Mortars
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 300
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 52 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 52
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 10
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources