Incident Summary:

08/08/2001: Two bombs placed by unidentified perpetrators exploded within fifteen minutes of each other at the Plaza de Castilla in Barcelona, Spain. One person was wounded in the first explosion. Police said the explosions were probably the work of young anti-authority militants who were active in Barcelona.

GTD ID:
200108080003

When:
2001-08-08

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Catalonia

City:
Barcelona

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Plaza de Castilla in Barcelona, Spain
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 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
Unknown 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
Sources
“Two explosions in Barcelona leave one injured,” Agence France Presse, August 9, 2001.
“World Datelines,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), August 9, 2001.
“One injured in bomb explosion in downtown Barcelona,” Agence France Presse, August 9, 2001.