Incident Summary:

02/13/2018: An explosive device detonated at the entrance to a carnival in Oruro, Bolivia. Four people were killed in the blast. Additionally, at least 60 people were injured between this incident and a similar bombing on February 10, 2018. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




South America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Oruro Carnival
Specific Description Carnival
Nationality of Target Bolivia
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 Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
An explosive device containing three kilograms of dynamite and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201802100035 and 201802130023.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bolivia Posts Reward for Info on Deadly Bombings," Latin American Herald Tribune, February 24, 2018.
"Four killed in Bolivia bomb attack during carnival on heels of blast fatal to eight," Japan Times, February 15, 2018.
"We confirm the use of dynamite in the second Boli explosion," CE Noticias Financieras English, February 16, 2018.