Incident Summary:

07/10/2001: One policeman was killed and 12 civillians were injured when a 40kg bomb exploded inside a car in the Alucha neighborhood of Madrid. The Basque seaparatist movement, Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA), telephoned a warning before the bomb went off and the casualties were inflicted while police were trying to evacuate the area.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Spanish Police.
Specific Description Spanish policeman, Luis Ortiz de la Rosa
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Spanish Civilians
Specific Description Spanish Civilians living in Madrid's Alucha neighbourhood
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Spanish Policeman Killed, 12 Injured in ETA Blast," AFX News Limited, July 11, 2001."
"Madrid Bomb Contained About 40 kilos of Explosives - Minister," RNE Radio 1, July 11, 2001."
"Councilor Killed by ETA Van Bomb in Navarre Region," TVE Internacional, July 14, 2001."