Incident Summary:

11/04/2009: On Wednesday afternoon around 1430, at the exit for El Amatillo, Lempira, Honduras, armed assailants detonated a grenade and fired upon a vehicle transporting the mayor and deputy mayor of La Virtud, Lempira, resulting in no casualties or damage. No group claimed responsibility.




Central America & Caribbean

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Location Details:
Assailants detonated a grenade and fired upon a vehicle at the exit for El Amatillo, Lempira, Honduras.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity La Virtud Local Government
Specific Description The mayor of La Virtud
Nationality of Target Honduras
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A grenade 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
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "Government Officials Targeted in Armed Attack Near El Amatillo, Lempira, Honduras," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 14, 2010.
Agence France Presse, "Political Campaigns in Middle of Crisis and Violent Attempts," Agence France Presse, November 5, 2009,