Incident Summary:

08/28/2002: An explosion at a McDonald's restaurant located in Guayaquil, Ecuador, was attributed to the People's Revolutionary Militias (MRP) who had left pamphlets there, which criticized U.S. policies. The explosion caused injuries to three people.

GTD ID:
200208280002

When:
2002-08-28

Country:
Ecuador

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Guayas

City:
Guayaquil

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity McDonald's
Specific Description McDonald's in Guayaquil
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
People's Revolutionary Militias (MRP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
“Ecuador: Further on Guayaquil explosion; anti-US group blamed," Notimex, August 28, 2002.
“Ecuador: Another pamphlet bomb explodes in Guayaquil, no casualties," CRE Satelital radio web site, August 30, 2002.
Dr Neil Pyper, “Bomb Explodes in Largest City, No Victims," World Markets Analysis, August 30, 2002.