1991 Vic bombing

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1991 Vic bombing
Part of the Basque conflict
Location Vic, Barcelona
Date 29 May 1991
19:30 (UTC+1)
Target Guardia Civil barracks
Attack type
car bomb
Deaths 9
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators ETA
No. of participants

The 1991 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 9 people, including five children, and injured 44 people.[1]

Following the selection of Barcelona as the host of the 1992 Olympic Games, ETA launched a series of attacks in Catalonia to capture worldwide attention. Months earlier, six police officers had been killed in a bomb attack in the city of Sabadell.[2]

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, near Barcelona. Five members of ETA were also arrested.[3]


  1. ^ "Vic (Barcelona) recordará hoy a las víctimas del atentado de ETA en su casa cuartel". eleconomista.es. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Atentados de ETA en Cataluña". elmundo.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  3. ^ "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