Incident Summary:

08/20/2013: Assailants attacked a journalist in Aktobe city, Aktobe province, Kazakhstan. The journalist, Igor Larra, was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, however sources indicate that Larra was likely targeted for his critical reporting of the local government.

GTD ID:
201308200004

When:
2013-08-20

Country:
Kazakhstan

Region:
Central Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aktobe

City:
Aktobe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Svoboda Slova Newspaper
Specific Description Journalist: Igor Larra
Nationality of Target Kazakhstan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A metal rod was 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 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Kazakh Journalist Beaten In Aqtobe," Radio Free Europe, August 21, 2013."