GTD ID:
198001310010

When:
1980-01-31

Country:
Guatemala

Region:
Central America & Caribbean

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Guatemala

City:
Guatemala City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Spanish Embassy
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 8
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary
Weapon Details
Incendiary
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
Peasant Militants Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 37 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 37
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources