Incident Summary:

07/04/2017: Assailants hijacked a truck and used it to block a road between Ocana and Cucuta districts in Norte de Santander, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Popular Liberation Army (EPL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander


Location Details:
The incident occurred between the Ocana and Cucuta districts.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
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
Popular Liberation Army (EPL) Los Pelusos Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"The Ocaña road was restored after a false alarm due to explosives," La Opinion Online, July 5, 2017.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Army Arrests Four FARC Dissidents in Caqueta," Summary, July 7, 2017.
"'Pelusos' block via Ocaña-Cúcuta, in Norte de Santander,", July 5, 2017.