Incident Summary:

10/31/2005: Unidentified perpetrators launched a coordinated arson and bombing attack in Montevideo, Uruguay. The perpetrators set fire to five cars and two bank ATMs in the capital city. They also bombed the front of the Uruguay-US Cultural Alliance building. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.




South America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Banks
Specific Description Bank ATMs in Motnevideo
Nationality of Target Uruguay
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Uruguay-US Cultural Alliance
Specific Description The Uruguay-US Cultural Alliance building in Montevideo
Nationality of Target Uruguay
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Explosives 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
Additional Information Although the perpetrators did not claim responsibility for the attacks, authorities believed that these actions were related to the Summit of the Americas that was beginning in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
“Uruguay: Home-made Bombs Damage Cars, Bank Boston ATMs, US Cultural Center,” Agence France Presse, October 31, 2005.