Incident Summary:

12/24/2007: An explosive devise was detonated inside the building of the Bolivian Labor Federation (COB) in La Paz, Bolivia. There was damage to the building, but no one was injured. At this time, Bolivia had many of its regions proclaiming autonomy, including Beni, Pando, Tarija, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.




South America

region/u.s. state:

La Paz

La Paz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Bolivian Labor Federation
Specific Description Bolivian Labor Federation building in La Paz
Nationality of Target Bolivia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The building was attacked with 'explosives.'
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 was the second attack in Bolivia in the past two weeks (cf. 200712150006) against a government building. Apparently there was great unrest in the country because several regions were announcing their autonomy from the central government.
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
“Bolivia's Evo Morales Rejects Attack Against Bolivian Labor Federation,” La Paz Bolivian News Agency, December 24, 2007.