Incident Summary:

11/22/2000: Suspected members of Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) launched at least one grenade at the civil guard barracks in Irun, Basque country, Spain. One officer was injured in the attack. Grenade-launching tubes were found in the vicinity following the attack. Specific motive is unknown.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Basque Country


Location Details:
Civil guard barracks in Irun

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Spanish Civil Guard
Specific Description Members of the Civil Guard in Irun
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
At least one grenade was launched with launching tubes
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 One source states that two grenades were launched at the barracks but one failed to explode.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Hit and run grenade attack injures one policeman in Basque city," Associated Press, November 21, 2000."
"Spanish policeman hurt in suspected ETA attack," Reuters, November 21, 2000."
"One injured in grenade attack on Spanish civil guard barracks," Agence France-Presse, November 21, 2000."