Monterrey Tech bombing

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Monterrey Tech bombing
Location Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico
Date August 8, 2011
10:30 a.m.
Target Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Attack type
School bombing
Weapons Homemade bomb
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Unknown

The Monterrey Tech bombing was the bombing of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico. Only two people, a professor and a guard, were injured with no fatalities.[1][2]


On August 8, 2011, a homemade bomb detonated at Monterrey Tech. The teacher was accompanied by another professor; both were injured, although they went out “for their own foot” to be moved to a hospital, reported Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, attorney of the State of Mexico, in a wireless interview. The bomb was sent to a professor of robotics who was injured along with a guard at the university. Alejandro Aceves and Armando Herrera were both were taken to Satélite Hospital. No students were hurt.


Personnel of The Mexican Army, Attorney General for Justice of the State of Mexico and State Security Agents discovered that the device came with FedEx stamps and it was addressed to the academic. State of Mexico Governor Enrique Peña Nieto described the incident as an "isolated incident but serious."

Castle pointed out that they will check the safety videos of the Tec CEM, although it claimed that the institute informed them that the cameras probably were not serving since they were in maintenance.

Tec CEM informed the following: "Dear students, today will suspend classes given an incident that we had. In a few moments, more details on this matter. Except two affected teachers, all our community is well. The activities were suspended during a period from 24 until 48 hours. Our affected partners are the teachers of Posgrados in Engineering and Sciences Dr. Alejandro Aceves and Dr. Armando Herrera. They are stable and out of danger".


The bomb was of home-making manufacture. The attorney pointed out that his workmanship is "rustic", but said that the bomb was a galvanized pipe of 30 centimeters and a battery of 9 volts.

The bomb had a message, but the explosion burned it. Experts are attempting reconstruction of the message in order to be able to determine what the message was saying.