Incident Summary:

05/31/2015: Assailants detonated explosives targeting an electrical tower in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).




South America

region/u.s. state:

Valle del Cauca


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Energy Enterprise of the Pacific (EPSA)
Specific Description Power Tower
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 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
"FARC attack leaves Colombia port city without power: military," Agence France Presse -- English, May 31, 2015.
"FARC rebel attack destroys electrical tower, leaving 400,000 in the dark," Philippines News Agency, June 1, 2015.
"FARC attack leaves Colombia port city without power," Malaysian Insider, May 31, 2015.