Incident Summary:

02/25/2006: An explosive device placed at the doorway of a bank in Vitoria, Spain exploded and injured two passers-by. Two passers-by were injured. No one claimed responsibility. The authorities suspect the Basque separatist group ETA.

GTD ID:
200602250015

When:
2006-02-25

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Basque Country

City:
Vitoria

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Bank
Specific Description Bank in Vitoria, Spain.
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Police found a camping gas bottle, which they believe was used in the blast.
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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Associated Press Worldstream, “Report: Two injured in blast in Basque capital,” February 26, 2006.
Associated Press Worldstream, “Minister condemns blast in Basque capital; vows to continue fight against ETA,” February 26, 2006.