Incident Summary:

12/07/2013: An explosives-laden truck detonated near the Mayor's office building in Inza municipality, Cauca department, Colombia. Eight people, including military officers, police officers, and two civilians, were killed and at least 38 people were wounded in the blast. The attack destroyed most of the Mayor's Office building, destroyed a police station, and damaged nearly 30 houses nearby. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Inza
Specific Description Office of Mayor
Nationality of Target Colombia
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police of Colombia
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Colombia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A truck bomb was 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 Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 38 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 38
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Colombia: 9 killed in rebel attack," The Associated Press, December 8, 2013."
"Eight killed in Colombia blast blamed on FARC," Agence France Presse -- English, December 7, 2013."
"9 die in blast, Colombian national police say,", December 8, 2013."