Incident Summary:

03/26/2019: An explosives-laden truck detonated along a road between Miranda and Caloto, in Corinto, Cauca, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Liberation Army (EPL) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents.

GTD ID:
201903260003

When:
2019-03-26

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Cauca

City:
Corinto district

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Santander de Quilichao Palmira Road between Miranda and Caloto municipalities.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden truck was 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Liberation Army (EPL) Los Pelusos No
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents 6th Hernando Gonzalez Acosta Front 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
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Dissident Groups Mark 11th Anniversary of 'Tirofijo' Death With Violence," Summary, March 27, 2019.
"Detonan motorcycle bomb in front of parking lot of the Mayor's Office in Miranda, Cauca," CE Noticias Financieras English, March 26, 2019.
"Colombia Media Watch: Minister Objects to Russian Military 'Incursion' in Venezuela," Summary, March 26, 2019.