Terrorism in Spain

The risk of terrorist attacks in Spain over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 15 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 21 people have been killed and 116 injured.

In 1 incedents a total of 1 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Spain

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Religious institutions5000
Police3181
Private citizens3211101
Government2000
Transportation2000
Educational institution1010


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Madrid3010
Navarre3040
Catalonia3211101
Biscay2000
Aragon1000
Ourense1000
Galicia1000
Melilla1010


Terrorist organisations in Spain

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Muslim extremists4211101
Mateo Morral Insurrectionist Commandos2000
Anti-Clerical Pro-Sex Toys Group2010
Resistencia Galega2000
Ramiro Ledesma Social Centre1000
Alde Hemendik Movement1040


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.