Incident Summary:

03/26/2019: Assailants threw an explosive device at a military base in Miranda, 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 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military Forces of Colombia
Specific Description Base
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 Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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
"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.