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Vic bombing

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The Vic bombing was an attack carried out by the Basque separatist group ETA which occurred on 29 May 1991 when a car bomb carrying more than 200 kg of explosive went off outside a Civil Guard barracks in the Catalan city of Vic, Spain. The bombing killed 10 people, including five children, and injured 44 people.[2][3]

Vic bombing
Part of the Basque conflict
LocationVic, Catalonia, Spain
Date29 May 1991
19:30 (UTC+1)
TargetGuardia Civil barracks
Attack type
Car bomb
Deaths10[1]
Injuries
44
PerpetratorsETA
No. of participants
3

Following the selection of Barcelona as the host of the 1992 Olympic Games, ETA launched a series of attacks in Catalonia to gain worldwide attention. Five months earlier, six police officers had been killed in a bomb attack in the city of Sabadell.[4]

The day after the bombing, two members of the ETA cell which carried out the attack were killed by the Civil Guard in a raid on a house at Lliçà d'Amunt, in Province of Barcelona. Five members of ETA were also arrested.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aizpeolea, Luis R. (13 March 2015). "There was no Basque conflict, just ETA totalitarianism". Retrieved 17 January 2019 – via elpais.com.
  2. ^ "Timeline: Major ETA Attacks in Spain". Associated Press. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Vic (Barcelona) recordará hoy a las víctimas del atentado de ETA en su casa cuartel". eleconomista.es. Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  4. ^ "Atentados de ETA en Cataluña". elmundo.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-05.
  5. ^ "Los terroristas fueron descubiertos al cometer una cadena de 'errores de aprendiz'". elpais.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-05.

Coordinates: 41°55′30″N 2°15′14″E / 41.92500°N 2.25389°E / 41.92500; 2.25389