Incident Summary:

03/01/2013: Assailants opened fire on the Planète FM radio station in the Koloma neighborhood of Conakry city, Conakry region, Guinea. No one was hurt in the attack; however, a bullet damaged a third-floor window of the building. The attack occurred around the same time that Faya Millimo, the leader of the opposition Liberal Bloc, was being interviewed at the station. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities believed that the attack was related to political tensions over upcoming national elections.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In the city's Koloma area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Planete FM
Specific Description Radio Station
Nationality of Target Guinea
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Guinea: Attacks on 2 Private Radio Stations," ABC News, March 4, 2013.
"Guinea: Attacks on 2 private radio stations," Beaver County Times, March 4, 2013.
"Violence in Guinea leads to attacks on journalists, outlets," Committee to Project Journalists, March 20, 2013.