Incident Summary:

01/21/2000: Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) detonated a car bomb in Madrid killing one army officer and injuring two teenage girls.

GTD ID:
200001210001

When:
2000-01-21

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Madrid

City:
Madrid

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Residents of Madrid
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A car bomb was used
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Italy's Dini Deplores ETA Car Bomb in Madrid,” (Internet) Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs WWW-Text, January 22, 2000.
“One Dead, Several Injured in Car Bomb Attack in Madrid,” EFE, January 21, 2000.
“Pope Condemns Madrid Terrorist Car Bomb Attacks,” ANSA (Internet version), January 23, 2000.