Incident Summary:

4/26/2002: Suspected members of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attacked the Montesol plantation near the town of Turbo, Antioquia Department, Colombia. Nine farm workers were shot and killed and another 18 were wounded in the attack. The assailants carried a list of names; they forced workers who were named on the list to leave the plantation, then executed them. Specific motive is unknown.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Turbo

Location Details:
Montesol plantation near the town of Turbo, in the Uraba region of northwest Colombia, 600 kilometers northwest of Bogota

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 Farm workers at Montesol plantation
Nationality of Target Colombia
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) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels blamed for killings of farm worders in Colombia," EFE News Service, April 26, 2002.
"FARC guerrillas likely responsible for deaths of nine banana farmers," Agence France Presse, April 26, 2002.
"Nine peasants massacred in Uraba," Bogota Radio Cadena Nacional, April 26, 2002.