Incident Summary:

09/23/1999: Armed assailants, presumed to be part of the Insurgent People’s Revolutionary Army (IERP), attacked a military convoy on a federal highway between the village of El Ranchito and the Tepango crossroads in Mexico, injuring two soldiers.




North America

region/u.s. state:

Guerrero (State)

Between El Ranchito and Tepango

Location Details:
This incident occurred on the highway between El Ranchito and the Tepango crossroads.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Mexican Army
Specific Description Military convoy
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Revolutionary Army (Mexico) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Armed Group Attacks Convoy in Guerrero," La Jornada, September 23, 1999."