Incident Summary:

08/14/2012: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting an oil depot near Tibu town, Norte de Santander department, Colombia. The blast caused a minor oil spill. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander

Near Tibu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Ecopetrol
Specific Description Oil Depot
Nationality of Target Colombia
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/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) 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
"Colombian rebels bomb oil depot," EFE News Service, August 14, 2012.
"FARC Rebels Bomb Oil Depot in Colombia," Hispanically Speaking News, August 15, 2012.