Incident Summary:

1/12/1970: Unknown perpetrators detonated a bomb at a General Electric factory in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico during a strike. There were no casualties and it is unknown if the factory sustained any damages.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico

Rio Grande

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity General Electric
Specific Description General Electric factory in Rio Grande Puerto Rico
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Strikers No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, "Terroristic Activity: The Cuban Connection in Puerto Rico; Castro's Hand in Puerto Rican and U.S. Terrorism," U.S. Government Printing Office, August 6, 1970.
"Toward People's War for Independence and Socialism in Puerto Rico: In Defense of Armed Struggle," Documents and Communiqués from the Revolutionary Public Independence Movement and the Armed Clandestine Movement, January 1987.