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 12 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 5 people have been injured. However, there were no deaths.



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Most frequent attack targets in Spain

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Religious institutions5000
Government2000
Transportation2000
Educational institution1010
Police1040


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Madrid3010
Navarre3040
Galicia2000
Biscay2000
Aragon1000
Ourense1000


Terrorist organisations in Spain

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Resistencia Galega3000
Mateo Morral Insurrectionist Commandos2000
Anti-Clerical Pro-Sex Toys Group2010
Ramiro Ledesma Social Centre1000
Muslim extremists1000
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.