Incident Summary:

07/28/2020: Assailants abducted a farmer from his residence in Aguas Claras, Norte de Santander, Colombia. The hostage was released on August 1, 2020. The Popular Liberation Army (EPL) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Norte de Santander

Aguas Claras

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmer: Irenio Bohorquez
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 4
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victim was identified as Irenio Bohorquez.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Liberation Army (EPL) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
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
"Released the vallenato singer in Norte de Santander," CE Noticias Financieras English, November 7, 2020.