Incident Summary:

06/08/2020: Assailants abducted Nubia Alejandra López Correa, an army officer, in Saravena, Arauca, Colombia. Correa was released on June 18, 2020. The National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Saravena district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity National Army of Colombia
Specific Description Officer: Nubia Alejandra Lopez
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 10
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) Eastern War Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
"ELN released Army NCO abducted in Arauca," CE Noticias Financieras English, June 18, 2020.
"Eln releases kidnapped contractors in Arauca," CE Noticias Financieras English, June 13, 2020.
"ELN is credited with kidnapping an Army NCO missing in Arauca," CE Noticias Financieras English, June 12, 2020.