Incident Summary:

02/18/2009: On Wednesday, in Boca de Cupe, Darien, Panama, assailants fired upon and killed one civilian, Aureliano Sepulveda. No group claimed responsibility, although authorities suspected the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was responsible.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:


Boca de Cupe

Location Details:
The attack took place in Boca de Cupe, Darien, Panama.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Aureliano Sepulveda
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the 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
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Killed in Armed Attack by Suspected FARC in Boca de Cupe, Darien, Panama," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 08, 2009.
BBC Monitoring Latin America, "Suspected FARC Guerrillas Kill Colombian Citizen in Panama," LexisNexis Academic, La Prensa, February 19, 2009.