|Last Updated: April 4, 2001|
ETA Threatens to Target Tourists
3/30/01 - In an attempt at economic sabotage, the Basque terrorist group ETA issued a statement warning holiday travelers not to travel to Spanish resorts to avoid "undesirable consequences." The warning was issued less than two weeks after two car bomb incidents in Spanish beach resorts. On March 17, a car bomb exploded in the coastal town of Rosas, killing a police officer. Hours later police rendered a second car bomb safe in the town of Gandia.
Suicide Bomb Kills 3 in Israel
3/28/01 - Three people, including two teenagers, were killed and four wounded by a suicide bomb attack near an Israeli Army checkpoint in Central Israel. The third person killed is presumed to be the bomber.
Algerians Holding Abdelmajid Dahoumane
3/28/01 - Algerian authorities have announced that Abdelmajid Dahoumane, a fugitive alleged to have played a leading role in a millennium bomb plot in the United States, had been arrested in Algeria upon his arrival from Afghanistan. The statement did not provide any details of when he was arrested or the circumstances of his detainment. Dahoumane is wanted by US authorities for his participation in a plot to bomb several West Coast cities during millennium celebrations.
Algerian authorities have stated that Dahoumane will be tried in Algeria.
Wave of Bombings in Southern Russia
3/24/01 - On Saturday, a wave of three bombings struck public targets in separate Russian cities through the South of Russia. In Mineralnye Vodye, a booby-trapped car exploded killing 19 people and injured over 100. In Yessentuki, another car bomb wounded over 12 people. The third bomb in the republic of Karacheyevo-Cherkessia killed 2 police bomb experts while they were attempting to render the device safe.
While no one has claimed responsibility for these attacks, Russian authorities believe that rebel commander Khattab is behind the bombings.
3/10/01 - The new evacuation distance card developed by the Technical Support Working Group is now available through the U.S. Government printing office. The new card specifies recommended evacuation distances for suspect bombs of varying sizes and provides guidelines for people located indoors (within designated refuge areas) and outdoors.
3/04/01 - A man blew himself up as he mingled within a crowd of pedestrians in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya. At least four people were killed. This attack occurred only one day after the military wing of HAMAS announced that it had ten suicide bombers poised for strikes in Israel in order to undermine the incoming government of Ariel Sharon.
3/04/01 - Authorities suspect that the Real IRA (RIRA) was responsible for an early morning car bomb attack on the London offices of the BBC. According to reports, police initiated an immediate evacuation of the area following a telephone call warning of the bomb. The bomb (hidden in a taxi) detonated while bomb disposal technicians were attempting RSP. One man was injured in the attack.
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2001 Seminars and Workshops
A series of three one-day seminars designed to familiarize emergency responders and law enforcement personnel with issues pertaining to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Topics include large-scale explosive devices and chemical and biological WMD. Instructed by Craig Gundry, CPS and Dr. Harvey J. McGeorge. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Eastern Regional Counterterrorism Task Force. Free to all eligible police and emergency responders.
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A two-day seminar adressing a wide range of bomb security related issues. Instructed by Craig Gundry, CPS. Hosted by S-2 Security and Intelligence Institute.
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