Incident Summary:

01/26/2008: Unknown perpetrators attacked a police station in Eve Leary, Guyana killing no one and injuring two policemen.

GTD ID:
200801260007

When:
2008-01-26

Country:
Guyana

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Demerara-Mahaica

City:
Georgetown

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Eve Leary neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Guyana TSU police base
Specific Description Police officers
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 Automatic Weapon
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 Authorities blamed attack on a gang headed by Rondell Rawlins, who is the country's most wanted fugitive.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
“Guyana: ‘Carload of Gunmen’ Carry Out ‘Brazen’ Attack on Police Headquarters,” Georgetown Stabroek News (Internet Version-WWW) in English, January 26, 2008.
“Guyanese Parties, Organizations Condemn ‘Terrorist’ Killings in Lusignan,” Georgetown Stabroek News (Internet Version-WWW) in English, January 27, 2008.
“Guyana: Commentary Links Lusignan, Police HQ Attacks as Challenge to Government,” Georgetown Guyana Chronicle (Internet Version-WWW) in English, January 27, 2008.