Incident Summary:

06/21/2002: A car bombing attributed to the separatist group Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA) exploded in the Spanish town of Fuengirola. Three British citizens were injured in the attack.

GTD ID:
200206210001

When:
2002-06-21

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Andalusia

City:
Fuengirola

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Spanish Tourism Industry
Specific Description Tourists in the resort area of Fuengirola on Spain's southern Costa del Sol
Nationality of Target Multinational
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Spanish Tourism Industry
Specific Description The resort area of Fuengirola on Spain's southern Costa del Sol
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“British foreign secretary condemns ETA attacks in Spain,” EFE, June 21, 2002.
“Car bomb in Spain fails to shift British fans from watching football,” EFE, June 21, 2002.
“ETA Claims Responsibility for Costa del Sol Car Bomb Attack Ahead of EU Summit,” Agence France Presse, June 21, 2002.