List of terrorist incidents, 1991

The following is a timeline of acts and failed attempts that can be considered non-state terrorism in 1991.

  • January 4: A criminal group attacks a Carabinieri patrol near San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy, killing 3 officers. [1]

  • January 6: A bomb kills three and wounds seven in La Dorada, Caldas. No group claims responsibility.[2]

  • February 7: The IRA launched a mortar shell into the back garden of 10 Downing Street, London. (See 10 Downing Street#Security)

  • February 16: The Medellín Cartel detonates a 440-pound car bomb near the Medellín bullring, killing 22 people, including 9 police officers.[3]

  • March 18: A car bomb blast in Antelias area, Beirut, Lebanon. No claim for responsibility in this blast, which killed eight people, injured 21 people, including Lebanese Defense Minister Michel Murr.[citation needed]

  • May 13: Nine police officers die while deactivating a bomb left behind by leftist guerillas.[4]

  • May 21: Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassinated in a bomb blast believed to be the work of Sri Lankan Tamil terrorists belonging to the LTTE.[5] This is also the first time that the suicide vest is used by any terrorist group.

  • May 29: Basque ETA separatist group bombs the Guardia Civil police barracks in Vic (Barcelona), killing ten people.

  • May 30: A train traveling from Moscow to Baku explodes near Karvin-Yurt station between Gudermes and Makhachkala in Dagestan, Russia. Eleven people die and eight are injured.[6]

  • July 12: Leftist groups bomb the runway at the Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena.[7]

  • October 18: Two time bomb blast, when people watching a Hindu pagent of Ramila, Rudrapur, Uttar Pradesh, India, which blame on Sikh separatist militant. Killing at least 41 and injuring 140 people.[citation needed]

  • November 15: Two IRA members were killed in St Albans when their bomb detonated prematurely. A civilian was also injured.[8]

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