Incident Summary:

08/08/2000: Eleven people were injured when a 110 lb car-bomb exploded on Platerias Street in Madrid, Spain. The police were tipped off 20 minutes before the explosion by an anonymous source, and though the bombing was pinned on the Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) no claim of responsibility was made.

GTD ID:
200008080002

When:
2000-08-08

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) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians on Platerias Street in Madrid, Spain
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
110 pound car bomb
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
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Madrid Becomes Scene of New Car Bomb Attack, 11 Injured,” Madrid RNE-1 Radio, August 8, 2000."
Al Goodman and Anand Naidoo, “Two Car Bombs Explode In Spain,” CNN International, August 9, 2000.