Incident Summary:

05/01/2017: An explosive device detonated targeting a police station in Tibu, Norte de Santander, Colombia. One police officer was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Liberation Army (EPL).

GTD ID:
201705010041

When:
2017-05-01

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander

City:
Tibu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police of Colombia
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Liberation Army (EPL) Los Pelusos No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"One dead and three injured leaves attack in rural area of Tibu," La Opinion Online, May 3, 2017.