Incident Summary:

07/21/2013: An assailant detonated an explosive device at a night club in Cucuta city, North Santander department, Colombia. At least one person was killed and at least 20 people were wounded in this attack. No group claimed responsibility for this incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Nightclub
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Authorities suspected that the attack may have been carried out by criminal gangs.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Discotheque blast kills 1, injures 20 in Colombia: police,", July 21, 2013."
"Colombian discotheque blast kills 1,", July 21, 2013."
"Northeast Colombia grenade blast in nightclub kills 1, injures 21," Colombia Reports, July 21, 2013."