Incident Summary:

09/20/2001: An incendiary device exploded at a maintenance building at the White Sands Research Center in New Mexico, U.S.A., a research laboratory that uses chimpanzees in medical studies. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for this explosion that caused more than $1 million in damages.

GTD ID:
200109200006

When:
2001-09-20

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

New Mexico

City:
Alamogordo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity White Sands Research Center
Specific Description The White Sands Research Center in Alamogordo
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $1,000,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Incendiary
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
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Jeff Johnson, "Animal Rights' Group Promotes Criminal 'Achievements,' Scientists Concerned," CNSNews.com. January 22, 2002."