Incident Summary:

08/04/2020: Assailants opened fire on the office of a newspaper, Diario de Iguala, in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. No casualties were reported in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources noted that the attack may have been motivated by statements made by the newspaper condemning the recent murder of a journalist in the town.




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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Diario de Iguala
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Mexico
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
Weapon Details
AR-15 assault rifles 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
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
"Gunmen shoot up offices of Mexican newspaper, no injuries," Washington Post, August 5, 2020.
"The Iguala Diary facility is attacked by shooting," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 4, 2020.
"The offices of Diario de Iguala are attacked," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 4, 2020.