Incident Summary:

09/24/2002: At approximately 1:00pm local time, one Civil Guard officer was killed and one was seriously wounded when a bomb, planted by unknown perpetrators under a poster, exploded on the NA-1300 road between Leitze and Berastegi in the Basque region. Four Civil Guard officers, in two patrol cars, had been driving by as the blast occurred, but the target of the attack was unclear.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Basque Country

Near Leitze

Location Details:
This incident occurred on the road between Leitze and Berastegi in the Basque region.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
“Two police officers seriously injured by bomb in northern Spain,” Madrid EFE, September 24, 2002.
“One of Spanish policemen injured by booby-trapped sign dies,” Madrid EFE, September 24, 2002.