Incident Summary:

02/28/2011: On Monday, between the municipalities of Apartado and Mutata, Antioquia, Colombia, militants from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attacked a group of military troops who were escorting public officials of the national government who were in route to an indigenous community in the area of Uraba. The attack resulted in the death of one soldier and one civilian. No property damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In the municipality of Mutata, Antioquia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Colombian Military
Specific Description Military escorts
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
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons 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 based on articles originally written in Spanish. It is unknown if civilians were the primary target of this attack.
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 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
Colombian Human Rights, "Other Indiscriminate Attacks," Caracol Colombia Radio, (April 19, 2011).
El Espectador, "FARC Attacks Official Commission Assassinating One Soldier and One Civilian," El Espectador, March 1, 2011,