Incident Summary:

03/03/2013: Assailants attacked the offices of the Renaissance FM radio station in the Koloma neighborhood of Conakry city, Conakry region, Guinea. When the perpetrators failed to gain entry to the station, they hurled stones at windows. No one was hurt in the attack, which was the second such incident involving radio stations in Conakry in less than a week. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, but authorites believed the attack was perpetrated by individuals who were angry about the media's coverage of the 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 Union of Free Radio and Television
Specific Description Renaissance FM 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
Weapon Details
Rocks were used in the attack.
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.