Incident Summary:

11/07/2010: On Sunday evening at 2030, in the Colonia Lafayette neighborhood, Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico, five incendiary bombs composed of butane gasoline and an unknown amount of unspecified explosives was detonated outside the Secretary of Rural Development building on Hidalgo Avenue. The amount of property damages caused by the blast is unknown, but no casualties were reported. The Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attack through a communique posted to the website of BiteBack magazine. The group threatened investors' residences of a new slaughterhouse that was scheduled to open in Jalisco, Mexico.

GTD ID:
201011070008

When:
2010-11-07

Country:
Mexico

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jalisco

City:
Guadalajara

Location Details:
The attack took place outside the Secretary of Rural Development building on Hidalgo Avenue, Colonia Lafayette neighborhood, Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Secretary of Rural Development
Specific Description The Secretary of Rural Development building was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Five explosive devices, containing butane, gasoline, and explosive material were 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
Sources
Bite Back, "Gov't Offices Bombed to Protest Slaughterhouse Construction," Bite Back, November 12, 2010, http://www.directaction.info/news_nov12_10.htm.
Santiago Vega, "Attack Blamed on Activists," LexisNexis Academic, Mural, November 9, 2010.