Incident Summary:

05/16/2016: Assailants attacked a police station in Les Cayes, Sud, Haiti. At least seven people, including a police officer and six assailants were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:


Les Cayes

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Haitian National Police (HNP)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Haiti
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 24
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Lawyer denies ex-rebel leader tied to attack on Haiti police," The Canadian Press, May 24, 2016.
"Deadly attack on Haiti police headquarters as tensions escalate,", May 17, 2016.
"Gunmen in green uniforms attack police station in Haiti," Colorado Springs Gazette, May 16, 2016.