Incident Summary:

02/18/2004: A small bomb went off at the home of the Ecuadorian Supreme Electoral court Chairman in Guayaquil, Ecuador. No one was injured in the attack. The Armed Revolutionary Left (I.R.A) took responsibility for this attack expressing their opposition to the government of President Lucio Gutierrez for the “fascist” methods used and for yielding to the demands of the International Monetary Fund.

GTD ID:
200402180004

When:
2004-02-18

Country:
Ecuador

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Guayas

City:
Guayaquil

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Ecuadorian Supreme Electoral court Chairman in Guayaquil
Specific Description Nicanor Moscoso
Nationality of Target Ecuador
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
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.