Incident Summary:

02/16/2004: A leaflet bomb exploded in the Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo's office in downtown Quito. The Armed Revolutionary Left (IRA) was responsible for the blast and pamphlets at the scene expressed the groups opposition to President Lucio Gutierrez and his financial policies. No one was killed in the attack.

GTD ID:
200402160010

When:
2004-02-16

Country:
Ecuador

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pichincha

City:
Quito

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Economy and Finance Ministry offices
Specific Description Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo's office
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A leaflet bomb was found at the scene.
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
Armed Revolutionary Left (IRA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
“Bomb Explodes in Electoral Tribunal President's Home; No Casualties,” Panama City ACAN-EFE, February 18, 2004.
"Another Explosion Causes Security Concerns in Ecuador,” World Markets Analysis, February 19, 2004.