Incident Summary:

12/01/2007: Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA) claimed responsibility for the assassination of two Spanish civil guardsmen in southwest France on December 1st, in a communique sent to the Basque Daily fourteen days later.

GTD ID:
200712010004

When:
2007-12-01

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Aquitaine

City:
Capbreton

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Spanish security Forces
Specific Description Civil guardsmen in Capbreton, France.
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Basque Fatherland and Freedom (ETA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
Sources
"ETA claims responsibility for deaths of civil guardsmen in France," Paris AFP (Domestic Service), December 14th, 2007