Incident Summary:

06/10/2000: A bomb found at a temporary employment agency in Madrid, Spain. Police defused the bomb before it caused any damage. This is one of three similar incident that occurred in Madrid on 06/10/2000. Police suspected the 1 October Anti-Fascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) was responsible for the attack. The GRAPO claimed responsibility for a four similar attacks that occurred in Barcelona on 06/08/2000.

GTD ID:
200006100004

When:
2000-06-10

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) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Temporary Employment Agency
Specific Description A Temporary Employment Agency in Madrid
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was only described as very low powered.
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 three related incidents (cf. 200006100005 and 200006100006). 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) (suspected) No
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
Sources
"Bomb blasts hit job centers in Madrid", Agence France Presse, June 10, 2000.
"Spain: Police Investigate Homemade Devices Used in Madrid Bombings", Madrid RNE-1 Radio, June 10, 2000.