Incident Summary:

07/02/2015: Two assailants attacked a journalist departing a radio station building in Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz city, Oaxaca state, Mexico. The journalist, Filadelfo Sanchez Sarmiento, was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201507030101

When:
2015-07-02

Country:
Mexico

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oaxaca

City:
Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity La Favorita 103.3 FM Radio Station
Specific Description Journalist: Filadelfo Sanchez Sarmiento
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"'Behave,' Says Governor of Deadliest State for Reporters in Mexico After String of Murders," VICE, July 9, 2015."
"Mexico: Three Journalists Murdered," Noodls, July 9, 2015."
"*Mexican radio journalist killed," Saudi Press Agency, July 3, 2015."