Incident Summary:

11/13/2016: Assailants detonated an explosive device targeting the Trans-Andian oil pipeline in Ricaurte, Narino, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).

GTD ID:
201611130060

When:
2016-11-13

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Narino

City:
Ricaurte

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the El Arenal area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Ecopetrol
Specific Description Transandino Oil Pipeline
Nationality of Target Colombia
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/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 Army of Colombia (ELN) No
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
"‘ELN’ kills 2 policemen, bomb pipeline in northeast Colombia as talks remain suspended," Colombia Reports, November 14, 2016.
"Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 15 November 2016," Jane's, November 15, 2016.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Presumed ELN Rebels Murder 2 Policemen in Yopal (Casanare)," Summary, November 14, 2016.