Incident Summary:

03/06/2019: An explosive device detonated at the Transandino crude oil pipeline in Coataquer, Mallama, Narino, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Mallama

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Coataquer sector of rural Mallama.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Ecopetrol
Specific Description Trasandino Pipeline
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) Jaime Tono Obando Company No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Bombing causes fire on Colombias Trasandino crude oil pipeline," Reuters India, March 7, 2019.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Dissident Groups Mark 11th Anniversary of 'Tirofijo' Death With Violence," Summary, March 27, 2019.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Security Forces Bring Down Alias Chamo in San Vicente de Caguan (Caqueta)," Summary, March 8, 2019.