Incident Summary:

08/26/2002: In San Sebastian, Spain, three unidentified perpetrators stoned and clubbed a bus, forcing the passengers to leave and injuring one passenger.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Basque Country

San Sebastian

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Spanish Busing System
Specific Description Bus in San Sebastian
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
Melee Blunt Object
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
Additional Information The attack followed the closure of the offices of ETA's political wing Batasuna.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Alberto Letona, “Basque party vows to defy closure order, legal ban," Associated Press, August 27, 2002."
"“Spain: Buses Attacked in Basque Country After Batasuna Offices Closed Down," EFE, August 27, 2002."
"Mar Roman, “Spanish parliament takes step to outlaw Basque party accused of links to armed separatists," Associated Press, August 26, 2002."