Incident Summary:

02/16/2004: Fifty rebels descended on a police station in Hinche, Haiti. The rebels killed district police chief Maxime Jonas, pushed police out of the city and freed prisoners from the jail before torching the station. According to witnesses, Louis-Jodel Chamblain, a former Haitian soldier who led a paramilitary group known as the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti (FRAPH), was responsible for the attack.




Central America & Caribbean

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Haiti police forces
Specific Description Police station at the city of Hinche
Nationality of Target Haiti
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 50
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Rebellion spreads, police chief killed,” The Halifax Daily News, February 17, 2004.
“3 Haitian officers slain as insurrection grows. Aristide again promises not to unleash police”, City Edition, February, 17, 2004.