Incident Summary:

06/11/2001: A medical clinic in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A. where abortions are performed was bombed, causing damage but injuring no one. The doctor is Tacoma's only private physician who openly performs abortions; he had been threatened in the past.

GTD ID:
200106110002

When:
2001-06-11

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Washington

City:
Tacoma

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Clinic of Dr. Doug Attig
Specific Description Dr. Doug Attig's clinic in Tacoma
Nationality of Target United States
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
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
"Washington Abortion Doctors Office Bombed," Tacoma News Tribune, June 12, 2001.
"Blast at US abortion clinic," TCM Breaking News, June 12, 2001.