Incident Summary:

08/24/2007: A car bomb exploded outside police barracks in Durango, Spain. Two police officers were slightly injured. Though no one claimed responsibility, authorities suspect the Basque separatist group, ETA.




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: Police
Name of Entity Spanish police
Specific Description Police barracks in Durango, Spain, where thirty officers and their families live.
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
A van was loaded with 80 to 100 kg (175 to 220 lbs) of explosives.
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
Associated Press Worldstream, “Car bomb explodes in Basque city in Spain;separatist group ETA blamed,” August 24, 2007.
Agence France Presse, “Suspected ETA car bomb injures two Spanish police,” August 24, 2007.
Turkish Daily News, “Two Police Wounded By Suspected ETA Bomb,” August 25, 2007.