Incident Summary:

5/24/2003: A package containing a bomb exploded in a postal office of Valencia, Spain. Four postal workers were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the bomb, but authorities speculate that anarchists or left-wing extremists may have been responsible.

GTD ID:
200305240003

When:
2003-05-24

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Valencia

City:
Valencia

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 Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A package bomb was used in this incident.
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 Initial investigations suggested the attack was the work of anarchists or left-wing extremists rather than ETA Basque members.
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 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Four injured as package explodes in Spanish post office," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 24, 2003."
"Four injured in parcel bomb explosion in Spain," Xinhua, May 24, 2003."