Incident Summary:

08/08/2006: Gunmen killed employees of Kaieteur News in Georgetown, Guyana. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200608080005

When:
2006-08-08

Country:
Guyana

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Demerara-Mahaica

City:
Georgetown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity News Agency
Specific Description employees of Kaieteur News
Nationality of Target Guyana
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
AK-47 and M-70 rifles
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
Bert Wilkinson, “Gunmen attack Guyana newspaper, killing at least 6 and wounding 3,” Associated Press Worldstream, August 9, 2006.
“Gunmen kill five employees at Guyana newspaper,” BBC Worldwide Monitoring, August 9, 2006.