Incident Summary:

03/27/2018: Assailants opened fire on a caravan carrying former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva near Quedas do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to neo-fascists.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Quedas do Iguacu

Location Details:
The incident occurred between between Quedas do Iguacu and Laranjeiras

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Brazil
Specific Description Caravan of Former President: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Nationality of Target Brazil
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 Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Fascist extremists 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
"Brazil: Four Shots Fired at Two Buses of Lula’s Caravan in Parana State," Folha de Sao Paulo Online, March 28, 2018.
"Brazil: Analyst Says Political Threats Create New Circle of Political Conflict," O Globo Online, March 28, 2018.
"They point to ultra-right groups for attacks on caravan of ex-president Lula Da Silva," CE Noticias Financieras English, March 28, 2018.