List of terrorist incidents in 2001

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This is a timeline of incidents in 2001 that have been labelled terrorism and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).

List guidelines[edit]

  • Types of incidents are selected from the Classification of terrorist incidents page.
  • Casualties figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident including immediate casualties and later casualties (such as people who succumbed to their wounds long after the attacks occurred).
  • Casualties listed are the victims. Perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. x (+y) indicate that x victims and y perpetrators were killed/injured).
  • Casualty totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus (+) sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 10+ indicates that at least 10 people have died) – the actual toll could be considerably higher. A figure with a plus (+) sign may also indicate that over that amount of people are victims.
  • If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will also be underlined.
  • Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occur in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.

January[edit]

Dates Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) 50 Israel Netanya, Israel A Hamas suicide car bomber detonates in the city of Netanya, wounding 50.[1] Hamas Second Intifada
10 Car bombing 0 50+ Colombia Medellín, Colombia A car bomb wounds at least 50 in a shopping center parking lot in Medellín.[2] FARC Colombian conflict

February[edit]

Dates Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
9 Massacre 10 India Rajouri district, India 2001 Chalwalkote massacre: A group of Hindu militants massacred 15 Muslim villagers in Rajouri district. Kashmiri Pandits Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
14 Suicide car bombing 8 (+1) 21 Israel Israel A Hamas suicide bomber plowed a bus into a crowd and detonated, killing 8 and wounding 21.[1] Hamas Second Intifada
16 Bus bombing 11 40 Serbia and Montenegro Podujevo, Yugoslavia Podujevo bus bombing: A bus carrying Kosovo Serbs is bombed, killing 11. Kosovo Albanian extremists were suspected of being behind the attack. Kosovo Albanians (suspected)

March[edit]

Dates Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 65 Israel Netanya, Israel 2001 Netanya bombing: A Hamas suicide bomber detonated in the city of Netanya, killing 3 and wounding 65.[1] Hamas Second Intifada
4 Car bombing 0 1 United Kingdom White City, London, England, United Kingdom 2001 BBC bombing: 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.[3] Real IRA Dissident Irish Republican campaign
26 Sniper attack 1 1 Hebron, West bank A 10-month-old Israeli baby named Shalhevet Pass is murdered in a sniper attack by Tanzim militant Mahmud Amru. Shalhevet's father was also wounded. Tanzim Second Intifada
27 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 30 Israel French Hill, Jerusalem, Israel A suicide bomber blows himself up next to a bus in Jerusalem's French Hill area, injuring 30 Israelis.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
28 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) Israel Kfar Saba, Israel A suicide bomber detonated near a gas station outside Kfar Saba, killing two Israeli teenagers on their way to school.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
28 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 4 Israel Israel A suicide bomber, from the Arab Hamas organization, blew himself up amidst a gathering of students waiting at a bus stop, four teenagers were wounded, one of them in critical condition.[4] Hamas Second Intifada

April[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
14 Bombings 10 ≈50 Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Two bombs explode at a Pohela Boishakh parade. Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Internal conflict in Bangladesh
28 Massacre 15 Republic of Macedonia Vejce, Macedonia 15 Macedonian special forces members are massacred by UÇK militants UÇK 2001 insurgency in Macedonia
29 Suicide Bombing 0 (+1) 0 Israel Nablus, Israel A suicide car bomber attempted to target a school bus near Nablus, but detonated prematurely.[5] Hamas Second Intifada

May[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Car Bomb 4 32 Colombia Colombia A car bomb kills four and injures 32 in a luxury hotel in Cali. No group claims the attack.[6] Unknown Colombian conflict
6 Bombing 0 1 United Kingdom United Kingdom The Real IRA detonate a bomb in a London postal sorting office. One person was injured.[7] Real IRA Dissident Irish Republican campaign
8 Kidnapping and murder 2 0 Tekoa, West Bank Two Israeli teenagers are kidnapped and murdered from the Israeli West Bank settlement Tekoa. The killers are never found. Unknown Second Intifada
17 car bomb 20 50 Colombia Colombia A car bomb kills 20 and injures at least 50 in a park in Medellín.[8] FARC Colombian conflict
18 Suicide Bombing 5 (+1) 100+ Israel Netanya, Israel An Arab suicide bomber from the Hamas blew himself up at the entrance of a shopping mall in the city of Netanya, near Tel-Aviv, 5 people were killed in the blast and over 100 men, women and children were injured. Hamas Second Intifada
24 Bombing 4 Colombia Colombia 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.[9] Unknown Colombian conflict
25 Suicide car bombing 0 (+2) 65 Israel Israel Two suicide car bombers targeted a bus station in Hadera, injuring 65.[5] Hamas Second Intifada
25 Bombing 12 Israel Israel Two separate bombs detonate at Netzarim Junction, killing 12[10] Hamas Second Intifada

June[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
1 Suicide bombing 25 (+1) 100+ Israel Tel Aviv, Israel A Palestinian named Saeed Hotari blew himself up while waiting in line to enter the Dolphinarium nightclub in Tel Aviv, killing 25 people, mostly teenage girls. Both Islamic Jihad and Hamas claimed responsibility. Hamas
Islamic Jihad
Israeli–Palestinian conflict
17 Car bomb 0 16 Colombia San Martín, Meta, Colombia A car bomb injures 16. No group claims responsibility, but both FARC and AUC are suspected.[11] Unknown Colombian conflict
22 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) Israel Dugit, Israel A suicide bomber kills 2.[1] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict

July[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrator Part of
9 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) Israel Israel An Arab suicide car bomber detonated near the Kissufim crossing point in the southern Gaza Strip, causing no other casualties.[12] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
16 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 6 Israel Israel An Arab suicide bomber detonated at a bus stop near the train station in Binyamina, halfway between Netanya and Haifa. The Arab terrorist group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack which killed two people.[4] Islamic Jihad Israeli–Palestinian conflict
24 Suicide attack 7 (+14) 12 Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka An LTTE 14-man suicide squad attacked a Sri Lanka Air Force base and the adjoining Bandaranaike International Airport. 21 people were killed.[13] LTTE Sri Lankan civil war
31 Landmine 5 8 India Assam, India A remote control landmine was detonated damaging the forestry department's Eicher truck, which carried 13 Bhutanese passengers in Devadangi, Assam which left five killed and eight injured. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland is suspected to be behind the attacks.[14] National Democratic Front of Bodoland (suspected) Insurgency in Northeast India

August[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrator Part of
3 Bombing 0 7 United Kingdom Ealing, United Kingdom The last (at time of writing) IRA bomb on mainland Britain explodes in Ealing, West London, injuring seven people.[15] (See 2001 Ealing bombing) Real IRA Dissident Irish Republican campaign
3 Massacre 17 5 India Doda district, India Seventeen Hindu villagers are kidnapped and murdered by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants. LeT Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
8 Suicide Bombing 0 (+1) 1 Israel Israel A suicide car bomber detonated, lightly wounding one soldier, at a roadblock near the B'kaot moshav in the northern Jordan Valley shortly after 9:00am.[12] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
9 Suicide bombing 15 (+1) 130 Israel Jerusalem, Israel Hamas militant Izz al-Din Shuheil al-Masri blows himself up in a Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, killing 15 civilians, including 7 children and a pregnant woman. Hamas Second Intifada
10 Land mine, shooting 252 165  Angola UNITA militants derail a train en route from Zenza do Itombe to Dondo and open fire on the passengers after they came out the train. UNITA Angolan Civil War
12 Suicide Bombing 0 (+1) 15 Israel Israel An Arab suicide bomber wounds 15 people when he blows himself up in a restaurant in Kiryat Motzkin in northern Israel.[4] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
22 Bombing 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia An Orthodox monastery was destroyed by an explosion.[16] UÇK 2001 insurgency in Macedonia
23 Attack 1 39 Colombia Colombia In a series of attacks near Medellín, 10 bombs kill one and injure 39 others. No group claims responsibility.[17] Unknown Colombian conflict
23 Attempted Attack 0 (+15) Colombia Colombia At least 15 members of terrorist group ELN die when the explosives they were carrying detonate.[18] ELN Colombian conflict
26 Bombing 2 Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia An explosion destroyed a hotel, killing two people.[19] UÇK 2001 insurgency in Macedonia

September[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 15 Israel Jerusalem, Israel An Arab suicide bomber wounds 15 people when he blows himself up outside a Jerusalem hospital.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
9 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 94 Israel Nahariya, Israel A suicide bomber detonated at a train station in Nahariya, an Israeli city, killing three people and wounding over 90 unarmed civilians. The Palestinian militant group Hamas took responsibility for the murders.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
9 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) 17 Israel Netanya, Israel A suicide car bomber hit Beit Lid junction near Netanya, injuring 17.[5] Hamas Second Intifada
9 Suicide bombing 1 0 Afghanistan Afghanistan Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, who spent years fighting Soviet occupation and then leading the anti-Taliban United Front (aka Northern Alliance), is killed by Algerian suicide bombers disguised as a camera crew.[20] Algerian Suicide Bombers
11 Suicide hijackings 2,977 (+19) 6,000+ United States United States Attacks kill 2,977 victims and 19 terrorists[21] in a series of hijacked airliner crashes into two U.S. landmarks: the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. A fourth plane, suspected by many to have been originally intended to hit the White House or the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.,[22] crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after an apparent revolt against the hijackers by the plane's passengers.[23] Al-Qaeda
18 Bioterrorism 5 17 United States United States A number of letters containing high-grade Anthrax are sent to U.S Senators Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle and a number of news organizations across the U.S. in September and October 2001, killing five people and infecting seventeen others. The prime suspect, Bruce Edwards Ivins, a microbiologist for the USAMRIID, committed suicide in 2008 after learning that charges against him were likely, but he has never been confirmed to have committed the attacks. Unknown
21 Stabbing 1 0 United Kingdom Peterborough, United Kingdom British teenager stabbed to death by gang of Islamists[24] Islamists

October[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Suicide car bombings 38 (+3) India Srinagar, India Three suicide car bombers ram their cars into the assembly of Jammu and Kashmir JeM Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
17 Assassination 1 0 Israel Jerusalem, Israel Israel's tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi is assassinated by three Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members at the Hyatt hotel in Jerusalem PFLP Second Intifada

November[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Shooting 2 45 Israel French Hill, Israel Two Israeli teenagers are killed and 45 people are injured in a submachine gun attack.[25] Hamas Second Intifada
26 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 2 Israel Israel A Hamas suicide bomber detonates at Erez Checkpoint, injuring 2.[1] Hamas Second Intifada
29 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 7 Israel Pardes Hanna-Karkur, Israel An Arab suicide bomber detonated on a bus traveling on a major highway between the Israeli coastal cities of Hadera and Afula, killing 3.[4] Islamic Jihad Second Intifada

December[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Suicide bombings, car bombing 11 (+2) 188 Israel Israel Arab suicide bombers detonated on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, a pedestrian mall frequented by many young people on Saturday night. A car bomb exploded nearby 20 minutes later. Ten people were killed, including many children, and 188 were injured in the terrorist attacks.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
2 Suicide bombing 15 (+1) 40 Israel Haifa, Israel A Hamas suicide bomber boarded an Israeli bus traveling from the Neveh Sha'anan district in Haifa, paying the driver with a large bill. He then blew himself up as the driver asked him to collect his change.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
5 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 3 Israel Jerusalem, Israel An Arab suicide bomber blows himself up outside a Jerusalem hotel wounding three people.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
9 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 8 Israel Haifa Israel An Arab suicide bomber detonates explosives at hitch-hiking post near Haifa wounding eight unarmed Israeli civilians.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
12 Suicide bombing 0 (+2) 3+ Gaza Strip Two Arab suicide bombers blow themselves up in the Gaza Strip, wounding at least three people.[4] Hamas Second Intifada
12 Bombing, shooting 11 (+3) 30 Immanuel, West Bank Three Palestinian militants from the Hamas detonate two roadside bombs before opening fire on a bus in Immanuel Hamas Second Intifada
13 Shooting 9 (+5) 18 India New Delhi, India A group of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists open fire on Indian Parliament, killing 8 security personnel and a gardener. LeT
JeM
22 Attempted bombing 0 0 France/United States Over Atlantic Ocean Al-Qaeda operative Richard Reid attempts detonate plastic explosives hidden in his shoes on American Airlines Flight 63 en route from Paris to Miami, but is subdued by other passengers. Richard Reid
(Al-Qaeda)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Major Arab Terror Attacks Since Oslo
  2. ^ People's Daily: Bomb blast in Colombia injures at least 50, January 11, 2001
  3. ^ "Bomb blast outside BBC". BBC News online. March 4, 2001. Retrieved September 22, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Chronology of Arab Suicide Bombings
  5. ^ a b c Chronology of Terrorist Attacks in Israel Part V: 2001
  6. ^ CNN: Columbia car bomb injures at least 32, May 5, 2001 Archived June 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Second blast at Lonon post office". BBC, On this day. May 6, 2001. Retrieved December 12, 2006. 
  8. ^ CNN: Car bomb blast kills 7 in Medellín Archived April 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., May 18, 2001
  9. ^ CNN: Bomb blasts kill at least 4 in Colombia Archived April 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., May 25, 2001
  10. ^ "MIDDLE EAST | Suicide blasts shake Israel". BBC News. 2001-05-25. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  11. ^ People's Daily: At least 16 injured in car bomb blast in Colombia, June 17, 2001
  12. ^ a b Suicide and Other Bombing Attacks in Israel Since the Declaration of Principles (Sept 1993)
  13. ^ "Timeline: Sri Lanka". BBC News. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  14. ^ "Assembly members condemn attack on Bhutanese citizens in Assam". KuenselOnline. 2001-08-03. Retrieved 2013-12-05. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Car bombers rock west London". BBC News online. August 3, 2001. Retrieved September 22, 2006. 
  16. ^ Fisher, Ian (August 22, 2001). "Explosion Wrecks a 14th-Century Monastery". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  17. ^ CNN: Powerful bomb explodes in Medellín Archived April 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., August 24, 2001
  18. ^ The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Bomb blasts kill 16 in Colombia[permanent dead link], August 24, 2001
  19. ^ [1][dead link]
  20. ^ Afghanistan: A Chronology Of Suicide Attacks Since 2001
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 29, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  22. ^ "'We Have Some Planes'". 9/11 Commission Report. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. 2004. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  23. ^ "Security Council Condemns, 'In Strongest Terms', Terrorist Attacks On United States". Un.org. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  24. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Race-attack+Asians+killed+white+with+foot-long+knife.-a095640533
  25. ^ "Take A Pen: Terrorism". Archived from the original on 10 October 2004. Retrieved 11 October 2015.