Incident Summary:

07/13/2018: Assailants opened fire on a police station in Puerto Morrito, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua. Four police officers were killed and nine officers were abducted in the attack. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. This was one of two related attacks carried out by the assailants on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Rio San Juan

Puerto Morrito

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 Police Station
Nationality of Target Nicaragua
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 9
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nicaragua: four policemen die in terrorists attack," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), July 14, 2018.
"Four Police Officers Assassinated in Nicaragua,", July 13, 2018.