Incident Summary:

12/10/1998: Suspected Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) members detonated a homemade bomb at the door of a civil guardsman in Pamplona, Spain. The explosion injured five people. Reports did not indicate whether the guardsman was among the injured. The doorway was damaged from the blast.

GTD ID:
199812100001

When:
1998-12-10

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Navarre

City:
Pamplona

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Spanish Civil Guard
Specific Description Civil guardsman in Pamplona, Spain
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Homemade bomb
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
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Small explosion attributed to grouped linked to Basque separatist injures,” Associated Press Worldstream, December 10, 1998.
“Spanish Interior Minister: ETA Group Behind Pamplona Attack,” EFE, December 10, 1998.
“Madrid Daily: No ETA Cease-Fire; Terror Continues,” El Mundo, December 11, 1998.