Incident Summary:

07/31/2008: On Thursday early in the morning just before dawn, an improvised explosive device was thrown by unknown attackers on motorcycles at a commercial shopping center located on Calle 15, Carrera 14, Bogotá, Capital District, Colombia. The blast caused an unknown amount of material damage, but caused no casualties. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




South America

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Location Details:
The bombing attack took place at a commercial shopping center located on Calle 15, Carrera 14, Bogotá, Capital District, Colombia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A commercial shopping center
Nationality of Target Colombia
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
Unknown explosives were used in the bombing attack.
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 The summary of this incident was based in part on an article originally written in Spanish.
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
El Espectador, "Two Petards Exploded Last Night in Bogota," El Espectador, August 1, 2008.
Colombian Human Rights, "Attacks on Commercial and Financial Inftrastructure," August 5, 2008,