Incident Summary:

3/16/2000: Eugenio Olivas (also known as Camilo Turcios) was ambushed, shot and killed near Boaco, Nicaragua. Olivas was the founder and ex-captain of the Andres Castro United Front (FUAC). Olivas' deputy, Francisco Contreras, was also killed in the attack, and Contreras's spouse, Doribel Caceres, was critically wounded. Members of FUAC, including the group's alleged leader, Franklin Hernandez Granados, are believed to have facilitated the attack, possibly due to personal differences.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:


Near Boaco

Location Details:
At kilometer marker number 74 on the Managua-Boaco highway near the city of Boaco, 55 miles northeast of Managua

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Eugenio Olivas, former head of the Andres Castro United Front (FUAC); Francisco Contreras, Olivas' deputy; and Doribel Caceres, Contreras' spouse
Nationality of Target Nicaragua
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information Authorities speculate that the attack was motivated by personal differences, making the attack a purely criminal act. However, this has not been confirmed.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Andres Castro United Front (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nicaragua - murder "Camilo Turcios" ex-FUAC leader, assassinated," EFE News Service, March 16, 2000.
"Pilgrims cap hajj with feast," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 17, 2000.
"Former Nicaraguan paramilitary members suspected in ex-leader's killing," Associated Press, March 19, 2000.