Incident Summary:

09/22/2019: Assailants opened fire on police patrol vehicles in Puente Amarillo, Norte de Santander, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack occurred in remembrance of Victor Suarez, a former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leader.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander

Puente Amarillo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police of Colombia
Specific Description Patrol
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Automatic rifles were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Grenade attack injures 16 in Colombia," Xinhua General News Service, September 23, 2019.
"Colombia military/guerrilla roundup 23 September 2019," BBC Monitoring, September 24, 2019.