Incident Summary:

03/25/2019: Assailants attacked the Guri hydroelectric plant in Guri, Bolivar, Venezuela. There were no casualties in the attack. This was one of two attacks on the plant on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Guri

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity National Electric Service (SEN)
Specific Description Guri Hydroelectric Plant
Nationality of Target Venezuela
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A sniper rifle was used in the attack.
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 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
"Venezuelan gov't working to restore power in wake of second blackout," Xinhua General News Service, March 28, 2019.
"Venezuelan schools, offices closed after second blackout," Xinhua General News Service, March 27, 2019.
"World: Venezuela detains six suspects in new attack on power grid - chief prosecutor," Thai News Service, March 28, 2019.