Incident Summary:

02/24/2017: Assailants abducted Jose Feliciano Yactayo Rodriguez near Lima, Peru. Yactayo, a journalist, was killed and his body was discovered on February 27, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Near Lima

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Journalist: Jose Feliciano Yactayo Rodriguez
Nationality of Target Peru
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 3
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Police were also investigating a personal motive for Yactayo's kidnapping.
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 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
"Two Peru journalists’ bodies found days apart," International Press Institute, March 10, 2017.
"Second Peruvian Journalist Found Viciously Murdered in 5 Days,", March 4, 2017.