Incident Summary:

02/23/2020: Assailants opened fire and set fire to the Radio Television Caraibes building in Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in Port-au-Prince on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to police officers who were protesting against poor working conditions and making demands to form a union.




Central America & Caribbean

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Radio Television Caraibes
Specific Description Building
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Sabotage Equipment
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack occurred during a protest and sources conflicted as to whether the assailants were part of the protest. This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
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 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
"Haitian outlet Radio Télévision Caraïbes targeted with arson attack during police protest," CPJ Press Freedom, February 26, 2020.
"Haitian outlet Radio Télévision Caraïbes targeted with arson attack during police protest," Impact News Service, February 29, 2020.
"Two dead after armed Haitian police fire at army headquarters in protest over work conditions," Nehanda Radio, February 24, 2020.