Incident Summary:

12/17/2014: An explosive device detonated targeting an oil pipeline between Pasto and Tumaco towns, Narino department, Colombia. No one was injured in the attack, but the blast caused an oil spill. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

GTD ID:
201412190006

When:
2014-12-17

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Narino

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Pasto and Tumaco

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Ecopetrol
Specific Description Transandino Oil Pipeline
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Sources
"Colombia's Trasandino oil pipeline shut by rebel bomb attack," Reuters India, December 18, 2014.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: ELN Rebels Murder 2 Army Gaula Soldiers in Arauca, 3 Civilians Injured," OSC Summary, December 19, 2014.