Incident Summary:

10/01/2014: An explosive device detonated outside of a town hall building in Baralla town, Galicia autonomous community, Spain. Although there were no reported casualties, the targeted building and nearby houses were damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a Spanish official attributed the attack to Resistencia Galega.




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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Baralla
Specific Description Town Hall
Nationality of Target Spain
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb with 3-5 kilograms of explosives within a pressure cooker was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Resistencia Galega No
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
"Bomb explodes outside Spanish town hall," The Associated Press, October 1, 2014.
"IED attack in Spanish autonomous region attributed to Rêsistencia Galega, only infrequent small-scale actions are likely," Jane's, October 3, 2014.
"Bomb explodes outside Spanish town hall," Yahoo! UK and Ireland, October 1, 2014.