Incident Summary:

08/08/2001: Molotov Cocktails were thrown at two U.S.A. Navy sailors in a jeep by three people in Vieques, Puerto Rico. The devices missed and no one was injured in the attack.

GTD ID:
200108080008

When:
2001-08-08

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico

City:
Vieques

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity United States Navy
Specific Description Two United States Navy sailors in Vieques, Puerto Rico
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
The perpetrators threw Molotov Cocktails at the sailors.
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"World Briefs," St. Louis Post Dispatch (Missouri), August 9, 2001.