Incident Summary:

06/10/2001: A large car-bomb, attributed by the police to the Basque terrorist group Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA), caused massive damage to an office and apartment block in the northern Spanish city of Logrono. Only two people were slightly injured, but many families were trapped in their homes for several hours because the blast shattered the staircases in the first five stories.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

La Rioja


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Spanish civilians
Specific Description An office and apartment block in the northern Spanish city of Logrono
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 This attack was Euskadi ta Askatasuna's (ETA) first since the group released a statement a week before that stated its refusal to consider another ceasefire and threatened to continue attacks on journalists.
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Car-bomb blast blamed on ETA,” The Irish Times, June 11, 2001.