Incident Summary:

11/20/2000: An explosive device was hurled at the entrance to the French Consulate in Zurich, Switzerland. No one was injured in the attack, which caused minimal damage to the Consulate. Revolutionary Perspective claimed responsibility for the attack and expressed solidarity with members of the Spanish underground organization, Grapo, who were imprisoned in France.

GTD ID:
200011200004

When:
2000-11-20

Country:
Switzerland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Zurich

City:
Zurich

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description The French Consulate in Zurich
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 claim of responsibility was made to Radio Z.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Perspective Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Switzerland: Bomb Attack on French Consulate in Zurich,” Swiss Info, November 20, 2000.