Incident Summary:

01/06/2001: One individual was killed while 10 were wounded in a bomb attack on the town of Barrancabermeja, Colombia. Authorities believe that attack was carried out by the National Liberation Army (NLA), but no one has claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200101060002

When:
2001-01-06

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Santander

City:
Barrancabermeja

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Barrancabermeja
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Colombia-Bomb Child Killed, 10 Wounded in Colombian Bomb Attack,” EFE News Service, January 6, 2001.
“Violence Without Mercy Continues in Barrancabermeja,” El Espectador, January 8, 2001.