Incident Summary:

05/08/2000: An armored security van was attacked in Vigo in Northern Spain. The October 1 Anti-Fascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) was believed to be responsible. After the bomb exploded, the group opened fire killing two and injuring four.

GTD ID:
200005080001

When:
2000-05-08

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Galicia

City:
Vigo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Armored vehicle of a Spanish company
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Extreme-Left Group Behind Attack on Spanish Armoured Van: Prefect," Agence France Presse, May 12, 2000."
"“French Report on Terrorism," French Government, May 14, 2000."
"“Spanish Police Link Urban Guerrillas to Armed Robbery in Vigo," Barcelona La Vanguardia, May 9, 2000."