Incident Summary:

07/13/2018: Assailants opened fire on the town hall in Puerto Morrito, Rio San Juan, Nicaragua. A teacher was killed and five municipal employees were injured in the attack. 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
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Morrito
Specific Description Town Hall
Nationality of Target Nicaragua
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information The victims included civilian Marvin Ugarte.
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 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
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.