Incident Summary:

06/22/2002: A bombing attributed to separatist group Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA) exploded in the Spanish town of Santander damaging 11 vehicles, a ministry building and wounding a member of the National Police Force.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Ministry building
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Spainish National Police Force
Specific Description Officer in the National Police Force
Nationality of Target Multinational
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Spanish Tourism Industry
Specific Description Tourists and vehicles in the Spanish town of Santander
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 / 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
Oonagh Blackman, “Find Bomb Girls; Hunt for Terrorists as Beaches Empty in Spanish Blast Resort,” Daily Record, June 24, 2002.
“Blast in northern Spain causes widespread damage, one hurt,” RNE Radio, June 22, 2002.
Chris Millar, “Police hunt ETA women over Spanish Costa car bombings,” The Evening Standard, June 24, 2002.