Incident Summary:

05/15/2005: Suspected members of Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) set off a bomb at a chemical plant in Bergara, Spain injuring three people. The facility sustained damage as a result of the bombing. The attack was one of four bombings in Spain’s Guipuzcoa Province on May 15, 2005. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Basque Country


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Chemical Plant
Specific Description A chemical plant in Bergara
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of four related bombing attacks against industrial facilities in Spain's Basque country (cf. 200505150002, 200505150003, 200505150004). Police believe the explosions may have been linked to extortion attempts.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Daniel Woolls, “Four Small Bombs Explode in Spain's Basque Country, Separatist Group ETA Suspected,” The Associated Press, May 15, 2005.
“Zapatero Seeks Unity Over ETA Plan,” EuroNews, May 15, 2005.