Incident Summary:

03/26/2019: An explosive device detonated along Pan-American Highway in Cachimbal, Cauca, Colombia. There were no reported casualties but the Pan-American Highway was seriously damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents and the Popular Liberation Army (EPL).

GTD ID:
201903260009

When:
2019-03-26

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Cauca

City:
Cachimbal

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Pan-American Highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Pan-American Highway
Specific Description Highway
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
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: Authorities on Alert Over Violence in Cauca, Point To Head of FARC Dissidents 'Mayimbu'," eltiempo.com, April 3, 2019.
"Colombia Guerrilla Update: Dissident Groups Mark 11th Anniversary of 'Tirofijo' Death With Violence," Summary, March 27, 2019.