Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: Assailants opened fire on a military helicopter in Santo Domingo de Acobamba, Junin, Peru. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Shining Path (SL).




South America

region/u.s. state:


Santo Domingo de Acobamba

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Huancayo district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Peruvian Army
Specific Description Helicopter
Nationality of Target Peru
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Assault rifles were 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 Claimed Responsibility
Shining Path (SL) 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
"Coca eradication programme in Peru's VRAEM to increase insurgent attacks against security forces, helicopters, and construction companies," IHS Global Insight, May 30, 2017.