Incident Summary:

12/30/2006: A 500 kilogram bomb killed two civilians at a Madrid Airport parking garage in Spain. Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) was immediatley suspected in this incident and claimed responsibility days later.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Madrid Airport
Specific Description Parking garage loctaed at Madrid Airport
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Spanish Police
Specific Description Spanish police officers
Nationality of Target Spain
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in a Madrid Airport parking garage
Nationality of Target
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 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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Harold Heckle, “Car bomb claimed by Basque separatists injures 3 outside Madrid airport,” The Associated Press, December 30, 2006.
Chris Wright, “Spanish PM suspends ETA dialogue after airport bomb blast,” Agence France Presse, December 30, 2006.
“Spain suspends ETA dialogue move after airport bombing,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 30, 2006.