Incident Summary:

07/13/2015: An explosive device detonated targeting the PAIS Alliance headquarters in Guayaquil city, Guayas province, Ecuador. No casualties were reported. The National Liberation Front (Ecuador) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201507130080

When:
2015-07-13

Country:
Ecuador

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Guayas

City:
Guayaquil

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity PAIS Alliance
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Ecuador
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
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
National Liberation Front (Ecuador) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Pamphleteering two bombs exploded near two newspapers in Ecuador," La Patilla (The Pin), July 30, 2015.
"Risk of political violence in Ecuador rises from low to moderate, coup remains unlikely," Jane's, July 15, 2015.
"Condemn Attack on Alianza Pais Headquarters in Ecuador," Big News Network, July 15, 2015.