Explosion of homemade 300-gram device inside “Manezh” underground plaza. One suspect arrested. Investigation continues. Shamil Basayev accused.
Bujnaksk – in Dagestan
Bomb blast in high-rise apartment block housing military officers’ families. Second explosion by truck-bomb parked nearby prevented. Seven bombers convicted to jail sentences, 2 amnestied, 2 sought.
Gurjanov St. – Moscow
Bomb blast in high-rise apartment block. After explosion in “Manezh,” nothing done to improve security. Shamil Basayev routinely named mastermind.
Kashira Rd. – Moscow
Bomb blast in high-rise apartment block. Security restrictions tightened in Moscow in hunt for ten wanted terrorists. One killed in Chechnya, 1 arrested and is still under investigation, 2 get life sentences.
Volgodonsk, near Rostov
Bomb blast in high-rise apartment block. Device weighing more that 2000 kg. Organizer – Sheikh Abu Umar (Arab field commander in Chechnya), financing by Amir Khattab, Arabian leader of Chechen terrorists. Organizers and perpetrators sentenced to death or killed.
Pushkin Sq. – Moscow
Home-made 700-gram device blows up in pedestrian walkway.
Pyatigorsk, Nevinnomyssk – North Caucasus
Synchronous explosions of home-made devices in Pyatigorsk open market, railway station and Nevinnomyssk bus station. Four devices failed to function. Three perpetrators arrested and tried. Organizer named only as “Sultan” together with Chechen terrorist Salman Raduyev, who was later arrested, sentenced and died in prison
Essentuky, Minvody – Cherkessk
Astrakhan, Vladikavkaz – at northern tip of Caspian Sea
Home-made bombs blow up in open markets. Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov named as organizers.
Kaspijsk – Dagestan
Explosion of powerful (4 kg) mine at Victory Day army parade. Police seek 18 members of group led by Chechen Zaur Akayev. Ten are caught and convicted.
Bomb car explosion near McDonalds. Four Chechens convicted.
Gang of 45 Chechen terrorists including women capture whole theater, hold audience and cast hostage. Their leader Arby Barayev is killed during assault after unsuccessful negotiations. Unknown gas used by Alpha anti-terror group killed terrorists and hostages.
Two suicide truck bombs blow up outside Government House.
Mozdok – North Caucasus
Women suicide detonates bomb in bus carrying air force base personnel.
Tushino disused airfield – Moscow
Two Chechen women, one from Georgia, blow themselves up at rock festival. Basayev and Saudi Abu Walid accused.
Bus carrying police officers blown up in unclear circumstances.
Suicide detonates truck near hospital. Organizer – Basayev.
Essentuky – North Caucasus
Twin bomb blasts by 2 suicides aboard 2 suburban trains
Woman suicide blows up near National Hotel – believed premature accident. She was probably sent to blast the Duma parliament building by her controller, Basayev.
Explosion of suicide in “Avtozavodskaya” subway station
Explosion of device in city stadium during Victory Day parade; President of Chechnya Akhmad Kadyrov died on the spot.
Two Russian airliners are crashed south of Moscow by two female suicides, both from Chechnya
Woman detonates bomb and self outside “Rizhskaya” subway station.
Large-scale school siege. More than half 1,200 hostages and dead were children.
Total death toll estimated as 1,223 in 30 terrorist attacks.