Chronology of Western Cape bomb blasts

By Time of article published Sep 9, 2000

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The car bomb blast outside the Obz Cafe in Observatory on Friday night was the eighth bomb attack in the Western Cape this year.

Three people have been killed and at least 113 injured in bombings in the Western Cape over the past two years.

This is the chronology of the most recent blasts:

- June 26 1998: A pipe bomb explodes outside the Mowbray police station - no one is injured;

- August 6 1998: A street vendor dies and another is injured in a blast in Belville outside the building housing the special police task team probing People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad);

- August 25 1998: Two people are killed and 26 are injured in a blast at the Planet Hollywood restaurant at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront;

- December 18 1998: Wynberg synagogue is bombed - no one is injured;

- January 1 1999: Car bomb injures two at the Waterfront;

- January 8 1999: A Kentucky Fried Chicken branch in Athlone is petrol-bombed;

- January 28 1999: A bomb injures 11 outside Caledon Square police headquarters;

- January 30 1999: A woman is injured and a police car destroyed in a blast at the Woodstock police station;

- May 9 1999: A car bomb explodes outside Athlone police station;

- November 6 1999: Nine people are injured in a blast at Blah Bar, a gay nightspot, in Somerset Road in central Cape Town;

- November 28 1999: 48 people are injured in a blast at St Elmo's restaurant in Camps Bay;

- December 24 1999: Seven police officers are injured by a bomb planted in a refuse bin outside Mano's restaurant in Main Road, Greenpoint, and triggered remotely by cellphone;

- January 12 2000: A bomb attached to a motorbike explodes in front of the Wynberg magistrate's court injuring one person;

- May 22 2000: Police deactivate a pipe bomb outside the New York Bagels and Sitdown, in Seapoint, after the device was discovered by two vagrants;

- June 10 2000: Three people are slightly injured when a bomb, placed inside a Toyota Corolla, detonates outside the New York Bagels and Sitdown restaurant;

- July 18 2000: A small explosive device planted in a dustbin at Cape Town International airport causes minor damage;

- August 11 2000: Two people, including a 10-year-old boy are injured when a bomb planted in a Toyota Conquest, explodes at the Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town;

- August 19 2000: The doorman of the Bronx nightclub in Greenpoint suffers minor injuries when a car bomb detonates outside the club;

- August 29 2000: Seven people are injured when a car bomb explodes in Adderley Street in central Cape Town during the afternoon rush hour;

- September 8 2000: A car bomb explodes outside the Obz Cafe, a student bar in the trendy suburb of Observatory. - Sapa

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