Incident Summary:

02/09/2005: Euskandi ta Askatasuna (ETA) separatists car bombed a Madrid business park, hours before Mexican president Vicente Fox and Spanish King Juan Carlos were scheduled to meet there injuring 43 people. An unidentified caller claiming to represent ETA warned of the bombing in a phone conversation with Basque newspaper Gara about 30 minutes before the blast.

GTD ID:
200502090001

When:
2005-02-09

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Madrid

City:
Madrid

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Madrid business park
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Basque Separtists Bomb Injures 42 in Madrid Business Park," The Associated Press, February 9, 2005."
Ed McCullough, “Car bomb injures 43 in Madrid; ETA blamed,” The Associated Press, February 9, 2005.
"Backgrounder: ETA Separatist Group Accused of Convention Center Attack in Spain," Xinhua News Agency, February 9, 2005."