Born in: Bulgaria
Age: 31
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Baby sister
Date of the attack: 11/03/2004
Place of the attack: Madrid
Weapon: Others explosives
Killed by: Islamic terrorism


Tinka Dimitrova had not seen her husband and daughter for three years, having left them behind in Bulgaria to seek work in Spain. Since then, she had been unable to leave the country because her papers were not in order. Tinka worked as a nanny for a little boy whom she loved like her own son. She never missed a day’s work. She had recently changed her routine for going to work and used to take the suburban train, so that she could travel with a friend.

11 March 2004 fell on a Thursday. Early that morning, a number of terrorists with links to Al-Qaeda planted thirteen bombs on four suburban trains covering routes running through Madrid. Ten of the bombs exploded between 7.37 and 7.39 am, when the trains were at Atocha, El Pozo and Santa Eugenia stations and alongside Calle Téllez. 191 people were killed in the attack and around 1,500 were wounded. It was the deadliest terrorist attack in Spanish history. On 3 April 2004, agents from the Special Operations Group (GEO) were about to enter an apartment in Leganés where the perpetrators of the attacks were believed to be hiding when the terrorists detonated twenty kilograms of explosives in an act of collective suicide. The blast killed one of the officers, bringing the total number of people killed by the 11 March killers to 192.