Incident Summary:

11/02/2008: On Sunday night, 20 United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) paramilitary members from the Black Eagles (Aguilas Negras) group entered Ecuadorean territory, attacked a dance club in Borbon, Esmeraldas department, and injured three Ecuadorean nationals. The paramilitaries were allegedly looking for a man they were planning to murder. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage and no claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At a dance club in Borbon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Three Ecuatorian civilians
Nationality of Target Ecuador
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A dance club was also targeted.
Nationality of Target Ecuador
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were 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 The summary of this incident was partially based on an article originally written in Spanish.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
United Self Defense Units of Colombia (AUC) Black Eagles No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Inside Costa Rica, "Ecuador Protests Against Colombia For Paramilitary Incursion," (November 7, 2008).
El Espectador, "Ecuador Denounced Paramilitary Presence in Their Territory," El Espectador, November 5, 2008,