Incident Summary:

11/22/2019: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside a police station in Santander de Quilichao, Cauca, Colombia. At least three officers were killed and 10 other officers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Dagoberto Ramos Mobile Column of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents.

GTD ID:
201911220005

When:
2019-11-22

Country:
Colombia

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Cauca

City:
Santander de Quilichao

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police of Colombia
Specific Description Station
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A truck containing four cylinder bombs 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
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents Dagoberto Ramos Mobile Column No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three killed due to bomb launched at police station in southern Colombia - Reports," India Blooms, November 23, 2019.
"Car bomb detonates near police station in Colombia as country swept by anti-government unrest (VIDEO)," Greeen.info, November 23, 2019.
"3 killed as car bomb detonates near police station in Colombia amid anti-government unrest," TravelWireNews, November 23, 2019.