Incident Summary:

09/29/2000: Three armed people claiming to be members of left-wing extremist organization 1 October Anti-Fascist Resistance Group (GRAPO) broke into the Barcelona offices of daily newspaper 'El Mundo' and planted a bomb that exploded minutes later. The group entered the building, announced that they were acting on behalf of GRAPO, told staff of the bomb's presence and warned them to leave. Six people, including four policemen, suffered slight injuries as a result of the bomb.

GTD ID:
200009290007

When:
2000-09-29

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Catalonia

City:
Barcelona

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity El Mundo newspaper
Specific Description El Mundo newspaper office in Barcelona
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Time Fuse
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
James Durance, “Newspaper Offices in Barcelona Bombed in Suspected GRAPO Attack,” World Markets Analysis, September 29, 2000.