Incident Summary:

06/08/2000: One bomb was discovered at a temporary employment agency in Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain. Police defused the bomb before it caused any damage. This was one of four similar attacks in Barcelona on 06/08/2000. The 1 October Anti-Fascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Temporary Employment Agency
Specific Description A Temporary Employment Agency in Gran Via, Barcelona
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The type of bomb used was not described.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of four related incidents (cf. 200006080010, 200006080011, and 200006080012). Historically GRAPO targeted temporary employment agencies because it saw them as agents of capitalist exploitation.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Spain: Four Businesses Bombed in Central Barcelona; Urban Guerrillas Blamed", Madrid RNE-1 Radio, June 08, 2000.
"Two bomb blasts attributed to far-left terrorists in Spain," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 08, 2000.