Incident Summary:

05/06/2016: A sniper shot and killed a soldier, identified as Jaime Perdomo Valencia, in El Para, Caqueta, Colombia. 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:


El Para

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 Soldier: Jaime Perdomo Valencia
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A sniper rifle 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 3rd Oswaldo Patino Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Colombian soldier dies in suspected FARC attack," EFE Newswire - Americas in Focus, May 7, 2016.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Army, FAC, Police Bring Down ELN 1st-Tier Leader Alias El Mocho in Choco," Summary, May 9, 2016.