Incident Summary:

12/24/2018: Assailants attacked a farm in San Vicente Pancholo, San Pedro, Paraguay. One security guard was killed and a number of vehicles were set on fire. The Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) claimed responsibility for the incident "warning citizens to stop soybean cultivation and producing transgenic corn."




South America

region/u.s. state:

San Pedro

Near San Vicente Pancholo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Estrellita area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Farm
Nationality of Target Paraguay
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 Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Shotguns and rifles 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Western Hemisphere: Open Source Terrorism Roundup 1-31 December 2018," Summary, December 1, 2018.