Incident Summary:

06/23/2020: Assailants set up a roadblock and abducted a police officer near the K'ara K'ara landfill outside Cochabamba, Bolivia. The officer was released later the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources stated that the assailants demanded the release of three leaders of the protest movement at the landfill.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Avenida Petrolera in the K'ara K'ara neighborhood in Cercado district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police Corps
Specific Description Corporal: Ivan Mayta Quiros
Nationality of Target Bolivia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the officers may not have been targeted or the attack may have occurred in the context of protests.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"Bolivia, Peru media highlights 24 June 2020," BBC Monitoring, June 24, 2020.