Incident Summary:

02/18/2008: Perpetrators dressed in military attire and armed with assault weapons attacked a police station in Bartica, Guyana and stole weapons and ammunition. There are varying reports on the number of casualties, although the majority of the reports claimed 12 people were killed and seven were injured in this attack. No group claimed responsibility for this attack.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police
Specific Description A police station in Bartica, Guyana
Nationality of Target Guyana
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Guyani civilians
Nationality of Target Guyana
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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
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 12 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Iraq: 2 U.S. Fatalities in Diyala; Bomber Targets Shiites,” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 18, 2008.
"Guyana: Police Link Sunday Shooting to Gang Led by 'Most Wanted' Man” CMC, February 18, 2008"
Bert Wilkinson, “Gunmen kill at least 3 police, 9 civilians in Guyana,” The Associated Press, February 18, 2008.