Incident Summary:

02/27/2006: A Basque police officer was injured by a parcel bomb in Munguia, Spain. The parcel bomb was placed in a bag left on a window of a courtroom.




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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Spanish Legal System
Specific Description A courtroom in Mungia, Spain.
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Spanish Police
Specific Description Spanish police officer investigating a local report of a suspicious-looking object.
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 Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
"The package was found in a bag marked ""Danger Bomb"". It was left on a window of a courtroom."
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 / 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
Agence France Presse, “Basque police officer injured by parcel bomb,” February 28, 2006.