Incident Summary:

07/20/2014: Assailants attacked a bus carrying supporters of the Sandinista National Liberation Front between San Ramon and El Jobo towns, Matagalpa department, Nicaragua. One person was killed and four were wounded in the attack. This was one of two related attacks targeting Sandinista National Liberation Front supporters in the area on this day. Armed Forces for National Salvation - Army of the People (FASN-EP), an anti-Sandanista group, claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central America & Caribbean

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Location Details:
The incident occurred on a road between San Ramon and El Jobo towns

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)
Specific Description Bus Caravan
Nationality of Target Nicaragua
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
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Armed Forces for National Salvation - Army of the People (FASN-EP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ortega calls attack on supporters in Nicaragua a "massacre"," Agence France Presse -- English, July 22, 2014.
"Deadly Attacks in Nicaragua Fuel Fears of 'Contras' Revival," InSight Crime, July 23, 2014.
"Nicaragua: Attack on Sandinista Supporters Kills 5, Wounds 24," Thai News Service, July 23, 2014.