Incident Summary:

03/21/2018: Assailants equipped with firearms stopped a truck and forced the driver to block the road in La Cantina, along the road between Ocana and Convencion, 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 in the La Cantina area, along the road between Ocana and Convencion municipalities

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Truck Driver
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
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 4
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
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Army Soldier Dies in Clashes with ELN Rebels in Morales (Bolivar)," Summary, March 23, 2018.