Incident Summary:

11/18/2009: On Wednesday, in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras, assailants launched grenades and fired upon a vehicle owned by the leader of the opposition Liberal Party, killing two bodyguards and damaging the vehicle and several homes. No group claimed responsibility.




Central America & Caribbean

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Location Details:
Assailants launched grenades and fired at a vehicle in Juticalpa, Olacho, Honduras.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Liberal Party
Specific Description The leader of the opposition Liberal Party
Nationality of Target Honduras
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 Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Grenades 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
Additional Information The summary of this incident was partially based 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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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, "Two Bodyguards Killed in Armed Attack in Juticalpa, Olancho, Honduras," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 14, 2010.
Arutro Cano, "Violent Campaign in Honduras to Keep Out of the Streets Members of the Opposition," (November 27, 2009).