Incident Summary:

01/13/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting the Transandino oil pipeline in Mallama district, Narino, Colombia. There were no reported casualties, though the blast damaged the pipeline and resulted in an oil spill. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).

GTD ID:
201801130005

When:
2018-01-13

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Narino

City:
Mallama district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Ecopetrol
Specific Description Transandino Pipeline
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
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
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) Jose Luis Cabrera Ruales Front 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
Sources
"UN’s Antonio Guterres hails Colombia peace effort as rebels bomb pipeline," Financial Express, January 15, 2018.
"PUMPING OF COLOMBIAN PIPELINE HALTED AFTER BOMB ATTACK," NAM News Network, January 15, 2018.
"Pumping on Colombia's Transandino pipeline halted after bomb attack," Business Insider UK, January 14, 2018.