Incident Summary:

12/30/2011: A bomb exploded outside of the police station in Orito in Putumayo, Colombia. The explosion killed two and wounded 16 more. It is suspected that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was involved. No claim of responsibility was made. No additional details on the explosive were given.

GTD ID:
201112300006

When:
2011-12-30

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Putumayo

City:
Orito

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Station
Specific Description Orito Police Station
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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 2 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two killed in Colombia blast blamed on leftist rebel," Agence France Presse, December 31, 2011."