Incident Summary:

08/06/2001: Eight members of the Ejercito Revolucionario del Pueblo (ERP) kidnapped three people from San Luis Corregimiento, Sucre department, Colombia, using a red Ford 350 truck driven by Santiago Cuello Chamorro, who was intimidated into helping the rebels.




South America

region/u.s. state:


San Luis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian
Specific Description Evencio Barrios Avila
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of three related attacks (cf. 200108060007-09). The victims included: Nestor Barrios Romero, Elder Barreto Acuna, Jaime Sierra Martinez, Nurys Bolivar de Vasquez, and Alvaro Polanco Benavidez.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
People's Revolutionary Army (ERP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
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
“Colombian Guerrilla, Paramilitary Activities -- DDMM,” FBIS, August 8, 2001.
“Colombian Guerrilla, Paramilitary Activities -- 6 Aug,” FBIS, August 7, 2001.