Incident Summary:

12/15/2007: In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, a bomb exploded in the Justice Palace, where the city’s courts operate, causing damage to an office, but no injuries. There was no claim of responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bolivian Court System
Specific Description Justice Palace building in Santa Cruz
Nationality of Target Bolivia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
It just says that an 'explosive device was detonated' on the fifth or sixth floor of the building.
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
Additional Information This incident happened in the back drop of two political happenings; a new constitution for the nation and four Departments, Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz and Tarija, announced their autonomy.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
“FYI -- Bolivia: Bomb Explodes in Justice Palace, No One Injured,” La Paz Bolivision Television Network, December 15, 2007.
“Bolivia: Explosive Device Detonates at Justice Palace in Santa Cruz,” La Paz Erbol, December 15, 2007.
“Bolivia: Relative Calm Prevails Throughout Country,” Mexico City NOTIMEX, December 16, 2007.