Incident Summary:

03/23/2003: Members of the People's Revolutionary Militias (MRP) threw a hand grenade from a passing car at the U.K. Consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador, shattering windows on the first floor of the building, but causing no injuries. The group claimed responsibility through emails and said the attack was to condemn the United Kingdom and United States for invading Iraq.

GTD ID:
200303230002

When:
2003-03-23

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: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity British Foreign Office
Specific Description U.K. Consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Nationality of Target Ecuador
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Ecuadorian Police Investigate Attack on UK Consulate,” NOTIMEX, March 24, 2003.
“British Consulate in Ecuador Attacked,” Xinhua News Agency, March 25, 2003.
“Group Protesting Iraq War Hurls Grenade at British Consulate in Ecuador,” Associated Press, March 24, 2003.