Incident Summary:

04/12/2018: Assailants detonated explosives at the Trasandino Pipeline in Ricaurte, Narino, Colombia. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).

GTD ID:
201804120005

When:
2018-04-12

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Narino

City:
Ricaurte 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 Claimed Responsibility
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) 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
"Blast hits Colombia pipeline," Upstreamonline.com, April 12, 2018.
"Ecopetrol denounces attack against the Trans-Andean Pipeline in Tumaco," CE Noticias Financieras English, April 21, 2018.