Incident Summary:

11/16/2016: Assailants extorted money from civilians in Santa Rosa, Bolivar, Colombia. Security forces intervened and killed two assailants and captured a third. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Santa Rosa district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mina Golfo area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 37th Martin Caballero Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 FARC rebels killed days after Colombia peace deal announced," CBC, November 17, 2016.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: FARC Kills Dissident Leader Alias Don Yei in Narino," Summary, November 18, 2016.
"Two suspected FARC fighters killed in Colombia," RocketNews, November 17, 2016.