Incident Summary:

07/25/2017: An explosive device detonated at the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) headquarters in Mexico City, Federal, Mexico. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Informal Feminist Commando for Anti-authoritarian Action claimed responsibility for the incident and stated "No god, no master! For every torture and assassination in the name of your god! For every child abused by the pedophile priests! In the tension of insurrectionary anarchy!"

GTD ID:
201707250031

When:
2017-07-25

Country:
Mexico

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Federal

City:
Mexico City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Mexican Episcopal Conference
Specific Description Headquarters
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 Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
An explosive device made from dynamite, liquid propane gas, and butane 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
Informal Feminist Commando for Anti-authoritarian Action 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
"Bomb blast damages door to Mexico City Bishops' Conference," EFE, July 25, 2017.
"Anarchist group says it placed explosive," Mexico News Daily, July 27, 2017.
"Bomb set off at Mexican Bishops' Conference headquarters," Before It's News, July 25, 2017.