Incident Summary:

05/23/2010: On Sunday in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, bomb disposal experts defused an explosive device made out of dynamite and butane gas, which had been placed inside the building where Novartis company is located. The Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attempted attack in the website.




North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The bomb was placed inside the building of the company Novartis in Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Norvatis Pharmaceuticals
Specific Description The building of a Pharmaceutical company
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device composed of dynamite and butane gas was intended to be used in the 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
Additional Information The summary of this incident was partially based on an article originally written in Spanish.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) North America Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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, "Homemade Bomb Placed at Gates of Novarts," Bite Back, May 23, 2010, URL.
El Informador, "Dejan Explosivo Casero a La Entrada de un Edificio", El Informador, October 6, 2010,