Incident Summary:

10/01/2001: Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) was blamed for a bomb attack on a courthouse in Vitoria, Alava Province, Spain. One person was slightly injured and major damage was done to the courthouse. A call was made prior to the attack warning of an explosion, but it could not be confirmed.

GTD ID:
200110010003

When:
2001-10-01

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Basque Country

City:
Vitoria

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Spanish Judicial System
Specific Description Courthouse in Vitoria, Alava Province, Spain
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
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
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) (suspected) 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
“Car bomb explodes in Basque capital in new ETA-blamed attack,” Agence France Presse, October 1, 2001.