Incident Summary:

06/11/2018: Assailants opened fire on a police post in Silao Paraska, Atlantico Norte, Nicaragua. At least two officers and one assailant were killed and two officers and two assailants, were injured in the ensuing clash. Additionally, one police officer was abducted; the outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Atlantico Norte

Silao Paraska

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mulukuku municipality.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Nicaraguan Police Force
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Nicaragua
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A 9-mm, 12-mm, and two .38-caliber handguns were 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 The victims included officers Dixon Soza and Carlos Zamora.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"Three dead in fresh Nicaragua clashes: police," Business Standard India, June 11, 2018.
"Cop Killers Are Captured in Northern Nicaragua,", July 25, 2018.