Incident Summary:

06/10/2000: A bomb exploded at a temporary employment agency on Calle de Alcala in Madrid, Spain. No casualties resulted from the incident. 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.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Temporary Employment Agency
Specific Description A Temporary Employment Agency on Calle de Alcala in Madrid
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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. 200006100004 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
"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.