Incident Summary:

02/05/2020: Assailants set fire to a trailer truck in San Juana, Norte de Santander, Colombia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related attacks along the Ocana-Cucuta highway on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Los Pelusos faction of the Popular Liberation Army (EPL).




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander

San Juana

Location Details:
The incident occurred 4.4 km west of Sardinata.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Trailer Truck
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
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 military, guerrilla update 7 February 2020," BBC Monitoring, February 10, 2020.