Incident Summary:

09/29/1999: A Canadian and a Nicaraguan military officer were kidnapped in Bonanza, Nicaragua, by Andres Castro United Front (FUAC) rebels. The rebels demanded $1 million in ransom. The fate of the hostages was unknown.

GTD ID:
199909290002

When:
1999-09-29

Country:
Nicaragua

Region:
Central America & Caribbean

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Atlantico Norte (Department)

City:
Bonanza

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Canadian Military
Specific Description Canadian Military Officer
Nationality of Target Canada
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nicaraguan Military
Specific Description Nicaraguan Military Officer
Nationality of Target Nicaragua
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 1000000.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Andres Castro United Front No
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
Edward F. Mickolus, Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology, Imprint Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.