Incident Summary:

01/18/2017: An explosive device detonated in a building next to the Colombian National Directory for Taxes and Tariffs (DIAN) building in Bogota, Colombia. At least nine people were injured in the blast. The People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in opposition to tax reform which they argue would harm average Colombians.

GTD ID:
201701180042

When:
2017-01-18

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bogota

City:
Bogota

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Colombian National Directory for Taxes and Tariffs (DIAN)
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Unknown
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
People's Revolutionary Movement (MRP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nine injured in Bogota Eexplosion," Xinhua General News Service, January 18, 2017.
"A firecracker explodes in the center of Bogota," El Heraldo, January 18, 2017.
"Colombia Tax Authority Office Evacuated in Bogota Bomb Alert," elespectador.com, January 19, 2017.