Incident Summary:

07/21/2015: A landmine detonated targeting security forces in Taraza district, Antioquia department, Colombia. One soldier was injured 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:


Taraza district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity National Army of Colombia
Specific Description Sergeant: Julio Adolfo Vargas
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside antipersonnel landmine equipped with mobile phone triggering mechanism 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The injured include Sergeant Julio Adolfo Vargas.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"FARC 'probably' detonated IED during ceasefire: Police," Colombia Reports, July 22, 2015.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: FARC Snipers Shoot, Injure Two Army Soldiers in Quibdo (Choco)," OSC Summary, July 22, 2015.