Incident Summary:

01/05/1998: Two bombs exploded outside a private television station in Georgetown, Guyana, injuring one person. The attack was believed to be a protest to the result of the elections in December 1997, which the People's Progressive Party (PPP) won. The television station was owned by a PPP supporter.

GTD ID:
199801050002

When:
1998-01-05

Country:
Guyana

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Demerara-Mahaica

City:
Georgetown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity
Specific Description Television station in Georgetown
Nationality of Target Guyana
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Third Explosion in 36 Hours in Georgetown,” EFE, January 06, 1998.
Urell Wilkinson, “Two Bombs Explode in Front of Pro-PPP Television Station,” EFE, January 06, 1998.
“Manager Reports Hand Grenade Caused Explosion at Hotel,” EFE, January 06, 1998.