Incident Summary:

10/22/2000: Maximo Casado Carrera, 44, senior warden at the Nanclares de Oca Prison in the southern suburbs of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, was killed in an ETA car bomb attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Basque Country


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Nanclares de Oca Prison
Specific Description Maximo Casado Carrera, Nanclares de Oca Prison warden
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
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
Additional Information The car bomb device detonated in Casado's garage on his way to work. At the time of the incident the Nanclares de Oca Prison held 40 ETA militants.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
“Eta bomb' kills prison guard,” The Guardian, October 23, 2000.
“Spanish prison warder killed in blast,” The Irish Times, October 23, 2000.
“Car bomb kills senior prison warden in Vitoria-Gasteiz,” Agence France Presse, October 22, 2000.