Incident Summary:

01/30/2005: Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) members bombed the Port Denia Hotel in Denia, Spain. The device was concealed inside a backpack that had been left on the Hotel’s patio. One person was injured in the attack. An ETA member warned of the attack 40 minutes before the bomb went off in a telephone call to an auto repair business in Bilbao.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians at Port Denia Hotel
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Port Denia Hotel
Specific Description The Port Denia Hotel in Denia
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Weapon Details
The bomb was placed inside a backpack.
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
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"One Hurt in Spanish Hotel Bomb Blast Claimed by Basque Separatists,” Agence France Presse, January 30, 2005"