List of non-state terrorist incidents, 2001

The following is a timeline of acts and failed attempts that can be considered non-state terrorism in 2001.

  • ColombiaColombia, January 10: A car bomb wounds at least 50 in a shopping center parking lot in Medellín.[1]

  • RussiaRussia, February 5: A bomb blast in Moscow's Byelorusskaya metro station injures 15 people.

  • SerbiaSerbia, February 18: Podujevo bus bombing, 13 Serbian civilians are killed by a bomb attack on a bus in Kosovo by Albanian terrorists..

  • ColombiaColombia, March 1: A bomb destroys a high-voltage pylon leaving vast areas of the country without power for five hours. Attack is blamed on ELN

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom, March 4: The Real IRA exploded a car bomb outside the BBC's main news centre in London. One London Underground worker suffered deep cuts to his eye from flying glass and some damage was caused to the front of the building.[2] (See 4 March 2001 BBC bombing)

  • RussiaRussia, March 24: Twenty people die and 93 are injured in three bomb attacks on Russian towns near the border of Chechnya.

  • ColombiaColombia, May 4: A car bomb kills four and injures 32 in a luxury hotel in Cali. No group claims the attack.[3]

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom, May 6: The Real IRA detonate a bomb in a London postal sorting office. One person was injured.[4]

  • ColombiaColombia, May 17: A car bomb kills 20 and injures at least 50 in a park in Medellín.[5]

  • ColombiaColombia, May 24: Two bombs kill four near the Universidad Nacional campus in Bogotá. One more bomb is defused before it could explode. Right-wing paramilitaries are suspected.[6]

  • PhilippinesPhilippines, May 27: Militants of Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 20 tourists from the Dos Palmas resort on the Island of Palawan. 5 of the hostages were killed later.

  • IsraelIsrael, June 1: 21 civilians, from the former Soviet Union, are killed by a Hamas suicide bomber in the Dolphinarium massacre in Tel Aviv.

  • ColombiaColombia, June 17: A car bomb injures 16 in the town of San Martin, Meta. No group claims responsibility, but both FARC and AUC are suspected.[7]

  • Sri LankaSri Lanka, July 24: A suicide squad of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) staged an attack on Bandaranaike International Airport and the adjoining air force base at Katunayake. The 14 man-squad destroyed or damaged about 20 aircraft and killed seven Sri Lankan workers and soldiers.


The World Trade Center after being hit by the hijacked airliners.


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