Incident Summary:

03/20/2013: Assailants opened fire on Jaime Napoleon Jarquin Duarte in Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado, Jutiapa, Guatemala. Jarquin was a journalist with the Nuestro Diario newspaper and was active in local politics; he was killed in the attack and two of his companions were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201303200034

When:
2013-03-20

Country:
Guatemala

Region:
Central America & Caribbean

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jutiapa

City:
Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Nuestro Diario Newspaper
Specific Description Journalist: Jaime Napoleon Jarquin Duarte
Nationality of Target Guatemala
Additional Information
Hostages 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
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"RSF condemns killing of Guatemalan journalist," BBC Monitoring World Media Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, March 22, 2013."