Incident Summary:

08/23/1999: In one of several related attacks, a bomb was discovered and dismantled outside of the Colombian Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Leaflets were found, which claimed that the attack was the work of a group calling itself Los Tupamaros.

GTD ID:
199908230002

When:
1999-08-23

Country:
Venezuela

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Caracas

City:
Caracas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Colombian Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Pipe Bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tupamaro Revolutionary Movement Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
“Pipe Bomb Explodes in Colombian Consulate,” Venezuela Online News, August 23, 1999.