Incident Summary:

10/30/2008: On Thursday, Basque Fatherland And Liberty (ETA) members planted a car bomb which exploded at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Navarra province, Spain, injuring 17 people. The car, a white Peugeot 307, was packed with more than 50 kilos of explosives police believe to be ammonal, which with a liquid reinforcer, ignited a fire upon detonation converting the ammonal into amonitol. An unidentified caller warned authorities prior to the attack.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity University of Navarra
Specific Description ETA members targeted the University of Navarra in Pamplona.
Nationality of Target Spain
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
Weapon Details
A vehicle packed with more than 50 kilos of ammonal was used in the bombing attack.
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) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Madrid TVE Internacional, "Bomb Could Have Led to 'Huge Tragedy' - Spanish Minister," Madrid TVE Internacional, October 30th, 2008."
"Madrid RNE Radio 1, "Spanish Mayor Condemns ETA after Bomb Injures 17," Madrid RNE Radio 1, October 30th, 2008."