Incident Summary:

01/10/2001: A car bomb containing 40 kilograms of dynamite exploded in the basement of Medellin shopping mall, El Tesoro. One person was killed, 51 were injured, 20 buildings were damages and 260 vehicles were damages. No one has claimed the attack.




South America

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the El Tesoro neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Medellin Shopping Mall
Specific Description El Tesoro Shopping Mall
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
The perpetrators used 40 kg of dynamite.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 51 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 51
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Explosion Leaves 50 Injured in Medellin Shopping Mall,” EFE, January 11, 2001.
“One Dead, 51 Wounded in Final Tally of Colombian Car Bomb Blast,” Agence France Presse, January 11, 2001.
“Bomb Blast in Colombia Injures at Least 50,” Xinhua General News Service, January 11, 2001.