Incident Summary:

11/30/2018: Assailants threw a grenade at the United States (US) consulate on Calle Progreso 175 in Guadalajara, Mexico. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).




North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at Calle Progreso 175.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United States Department of State
Specific Description Consulate
Nationality of Target United States
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 Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack may have been he result of a rival cartel feud.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) (suspected) 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
"Grenade attack damages US consulate in Mexico," New Straits Times, December 2, 2018.
"Mexico: US consulate attacked with grenade, no injuries," Indian Express, December 2, 2018.
"Grenade attack at US Consulate in Mexico being investigated," United News of India, December 2, 2018.