GTD ID:
198511060022

When:
1985-11-06

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bogota

City:
Bogota

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Palace of Justice
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 200
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 3
Days of Kidnapping 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $1,400,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Submachine gun
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
M-19 (Movement of April 19) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 25
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 97 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 97
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 35
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources