Incident Summary:

1/19/2001: Suspected members of the United Self Defense Units of Colombia (AUC) killed six people in Santa Barbara, Antioquia, Colombia. The specific motive is unknown.

GTD ID:
200101190007

When:
2001-01-19

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Antioquia

City:
Santa Barbara

Location Details:
130 miles from Bogota

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the vicinity of Santa Barbara
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
No mention of weapons was made
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
United Self Defense Units of Colombia (AUC) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
"Javier Baena, "Six dead in massacre in Colombia; U.N. calls situation 'alarming'," Associated Press, January 19, 2001."
"World headlines," Dayton Daily News, January 20, 2001."
"Jared Kotler, "Colombian government failed to heed warnings of paramilitary massacre," Associated Press, January 19, 2001."