Incident Summary:

05/12/2010: On Wednesday, in Leon, Guanajato, Mexico, two fake bombs were placed in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. The incident caused military and police to mobilize and evacuate the site. No casualties or damages were reported. A note was left by the Animal Liberation Front demanding the freedom of political prisoners and reassuring that they will always remain anonymous.




North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The bombs were placed in the entrance of a restaurant in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Kentucky Fried Chicken Company
Specific Description A Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
Two fake bombs were used in the incident.
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) North America Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Bite Back, "Hoax bomb at KFC," Bite Back, May 17, 2010,
Milenio, "Grupo Anaquista Opera en Leon", Milenio, May 31, 2010.