Incident Summary:

03/22/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting the Transandino oil pipeline in San Francisco, Ricaurte, Narino, Colombia. There were no casualties in the attack, but the blast caused an oil spill. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).

GTD ID:
201903220001

When:
2019-03-22

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Narino

City:
Ricaurte district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the San Francisco area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Ecopetrol
Specific Description Transandino 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
Weapon Details
Four kilograms of pentolite explosives 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
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"Colombias Trasandino pipeline bombed for fifth time in 2019," Reuters UK, March 23, 2019.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Authorities Seize Cocaine Shipments in Colombian Pacific," Summary, March 25, 2019.