Incident Summary:

07/11/2017: Five assailants entered a home and abducted a woman, Maria Liduvina Ramirez Gimenez, in Horqueta, Concepcion, Paraguay. The victim, who is the sister-in-law of a prominent member of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP), was assaulted prior to being released the next day. The Justicieros de la Frontera claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the abduction was a warning to the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP).




South America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP)
Specific Description Sister of Prominent Member: Maria Liduvina Ramirez Gimenez
Nationality of Target Paraguay
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $360.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Justicieros de la Frontera Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Sister of Ramos attributes her abduction to group Justicieros de la Frontera," ABC Color, July 14, 2017.
""We are going for you", warn the EPP,", July 13, 2017.
"Police investigate alleged kidnapping in Horqueta,", July 12, 2017.