Incident Summary:

08/06/2009: On Thursday morning, in the department of Choco, Colombia , seven masked and armed men, threatened, tied the hands and feet of the indigenous families of Embera Pichinde tribe, kicked them, hit them with their guns and fired shots next to their ears. No casualties were reported. The families have been threaten before and were displaced three times within one year. The ‘ Black Eagles’ are believed responsible for the attack.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Jurado

Location Details:
The attack took place in the village of Dovida, Jurado, Choco, Colombia.

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 Displaced indigenous families of the tribe Embera Pichinde
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Weapon Details
Melee weapons and 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
Black Eagles 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
Colombia Reports,"'Aguilas Negras' Displace Indigenous Tribe for the Fourth Time," Colombia Reports, August 12, 2009.