Incident Summary:

08/30/2016: Assailants threw explosives and excrement at an El National office in Caracas, Capital, Venezuela. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Chama Pueblo en Rebelion claimed responsibility for the incident and alleged that the newspaper opposed the government.

GTD ID:
201608300022

When:
2016-08-30

Country:
Venezuela

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Capital

City:
Caracas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity El National
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Venezuela
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Other
Weapon Details
Homemade explosive devices and excrement 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
Chama Pueblo en Rebelion Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
Sources
"Newspaper offices shot at and vandalized in Venezuela," CPJ Press Freedom, August 31, 2016.
"Maduro government arrested another opponent," El Pais, August 31, 2016.
"Newspaper offices shot at and vandalized in Venezuela," US Official News, September 7, 2016.