Incident Summary:

08/31/2015: An explosive device detonated at a transmission tower in Tacuati district, San Pedro Paraguay. There were no reported casualties; however the incident led to power outages in several states. The Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) claimed responsibility for the attack.




South America

region/u.s. state:

San Pedro

Tacuati district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Transmission Tower
Nationality of Target Paraguay
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
Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) 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
"EPP guerrilla attacks against power infrastructure in northern Paraguay point to group's increased terrorism capabilities," IHS Global Insight, September 21, 2015.
"Officials blame Paraguay power outage on rebels," CNBC, August 31, 2015.