Incident Summary:

04/19/2000: A bomb exploded at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Quevert, Brittany, France. One person was killed, and caused major damage to the building. Police have linked the bombing to the Breton Revolutionary Army (ARB).

GTD ID:
200004190001

When:
2000-04-19

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Brittany

City:
Quevert

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity McDonald's
Specific Description McDonald’s restaurant in Brittany, France
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
The device was made with dynamite.
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Breton Liberation Front (FLB) Breton Revolutionary Army (armed wing) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
“Bomb attack on McDonald’s kills one, police suspect Breton nationalists,” Agence France Presse, April 19, 2000.
“McDonald’s Blast Kills 1 in France,” Associated Press, April 19, 2000.