Incident Summary:

11/12/2015: Assailants attacked a military base in Buena Vista area, Briceno municipality, Antioquia department, Colombia. One soldier was killed and one other was wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)'s 36th Jair Aldana Baquero Front.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Buena Vista

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military Forces of Colombia
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 36th Jair Aldana Baquero Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: DIJIN Capture ELN Leader Alias Sargento Navas in Fortul (Arauca)," OSC Summary, November 16, 2015.
"Unidentified militants kill a soldier in Colombia's Antioquia," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, November 16, 2015.
"Soldier killed near location where military and FARC carry out landmine removal project," MyInforms, November 13, 2015.