Incident Summary:

08/08/2001: A bomb exploded outside of a Banamex bank branch in Mexico City, Mexico. Two other branches were also attacked in a similar fashion. Authorities managed to defuse another bomb that was set to explode. One person was lightly wounded in the attack, which was claimed by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias del Pueblo (FARP).




North America

region/u.s. state:

Federal District

Mexico City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Banamex
Specific Description Banamex bank branch in Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of three related attacks (cf. 200108080002; 200108080014-15). Banamex had recently been acquired by Citigroup, a United States-owned company.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias del Pueblo (FARP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“World; In Brief,” The Washington Post, August 9, 2001.
“AFP World News Summary for Thursday, August 9 (since 0100 GMT),” Agence France Presse, August 9, 2001.
“Three home-made bombs explode in Mexico City," Agence France Presse, August 9, 2001.