Incident Summary:

12/25/2018: Assailants set fire to an unknown number of police officer residences in Savane Pistache, Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two coordinated incidents in Savane Pistache on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Savane Pistache gang and stated that the assailants were seeking the release of 17 people detained related to a previous attack on October 1, 2018.




Central America & Caribbean

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Savane Pistache area of the city.

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 Residences of Officers
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 Automatic Weapon
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Savane Pistache gang No
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
"Gunmen burn police station demanding release of detainees," Jamaica Observer, December 27, 2018.