Incident Summary:

11/06/2001: A car bomb exploded on a busy road during rush hour in Madrid, Spain injuring 95 people. The attack was targeting Juan Junquera, the Secretary General of the Scientific Policy Department who was driving by at the time of the explosion. Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200111060001

When:
2001-11-06

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Madrid

City:
Madrid

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Scientific Policy Department
Specific Description Juan Junquera, Secretary General of the Scientific Policy Department
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: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 95 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 95
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Jean-Herve Deiller “60 injured as car bomb rocks Madrid suburb,” Agence France Presse, November 6, 2001.