Incident Summary:

08/09/2009: On Sunday, in Palma, Islas Baleares, Spain, an improvised explosive device exploded in the La Rigoletta restaurant, damaging the restaurant and causing minor injuries after the bar was warned of an imminent blast. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) claimed responsibility.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Balearic Islands

Palma de Mallorca

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity La Rigoletta
Specific Description La Rigoletta restaurant was targeted in the attack.
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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: Unknown)
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
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"CNN (Cable News Network), "Bombs Hit Commercial Areas of Spanish Island; No One Hurt," CNN, August 9, 2009."