Incident Summary:

09/03/2019: Assailants threw a grenade at the house of Betsaida Montejo Pérez, a mayoral candidate, in San Calixto, Norte de Santander, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Popular Liberation Army (EPL) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also attributed the attack to Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents .




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander

San Calixto

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 House of Mayoral Candidate: Betsaida Montejo Pérez
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 Grenade
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
Popular Liberation Army (EPL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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
"FARC War: Attackers Grenade-Bomb Colombian Mayoral Hopeful’s Home," Long, September 5, 2019.
"They attack with explosive housing candidate to the mayor of San Calixto, in the Catatumbo," CE Noticias Financieras English, September 4, 2019.