Incident Summary:

06/22/2002: A car bombing attributed to separatist group Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA) exploded in a car park in the Spanish town of Zaragoza. Three people were injured by the blast.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Spanish Tourism Industry
Specific Description Tourists in the Spanish town of Zaragoza
Nationality of Target France
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
“Three now said hurt in Zaragoza car bomb,” El Mundo, June 22, 2002.
Jerome Socolovsky, “Car bombs rock two Mediterranean resorts and major Spanish city following ETA warnings,” Associated Press, June 22, 2002.
Steven Erlanger, “Europeans Struggle to Find Agreement on Immigration,” New York Times, June 22, 2002