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В связи с последствиями теракта в Оме руководство Подлинной ИРА решило не продолжать свою кампанию в Северной Ирландии, чтобы избежать жертв среди гражданских, а перенести свои действия в Лондон, чтобы убедить разочаровавшихся членов Временной ИРА перейти на их сторону<ref name="Mooney" />{{rp|338}}. 1 июня 2000 года прогремел взрыв на [[Хаммерсмитский мост|Хаммерсмитском мосту]], который был избран символической мишенью ирландскими республиканцами ещё давно<ref>{{cite news | title = Police hunt bridge bombers | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/774216.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 2 June 2000 | accessdate = 6 May 2007}}</ref><ref>{{cite news |last=McDonald |first=Henry |author-link=Henry McDonald (writer) |date=4 June 2000 |title=Real IRA armed with super mortar |url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/jun/04/northernireland.henrymcdonald2 |newspaper=The Guardian |accessdate=15 June 2007}}</ref> (ранее на мосту взрывы гремели 29 марта 1939 года и 24 апреля 1996 года)<ref>{{cite news|last=Randall |first=Colin |title=Bridge survives as IRA's 30lb bombs fail to explode |url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/04/26/nbomb26.html |newspaper=The Daily Telegraph |date=26 April 1996 |accessdate=15 June 2007 |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20040826074517/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=%2Farchive%2F1996%2F04%2F26%2Fnbomb26.html |archivedate=26 August 2004 |deadurl=yes |df= }}</ref>.
 
19 июля на {{нп3|Илинг-Бродвей (железнодорожная станция)|железнодорожной станции Илинг-Бродвей|en|Ealing Broadway station}} была обнаружена заложенная ирландцами бомба, для обезвреживания которой выехали сапёры. На время операции [[Столичная полиция Лондона]] вынуждена была ограничить доступ посторонних лиц к станции и заставила приостановить работу железнодорожных станций Виктория и Паддингтон, а также временно прекратить работу [[Лондонский метрополитен|лондонского метро]]<ref>{{cite news | title = Bomb scares hit capital | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/840694.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 19 July 2000 | accessdate = 5 May 2007}}</ref>.
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On 19 July, security forces carried out a controlled explosion on a bomb left at [[Ealing Broadway station]] and public transport was disrupted when the [[Metropolitan Police Service|Metropolitan Police]] closed [[London Victoria station|Victoria]] and [[London Paddington station|Paddington]] train stations and halted services on the [[London Underground]].<ref>{{cite news | title = Bomb scares hit capital | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/840694.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 19 July 2000 | accessdate = 5 May 2007}}</ref> On 21 September a [[rocket-propelled grenade]] was fired at the [[SIS Building|MI6 headquarters]] using an [[RPG-22|RPG-22 rocket launcher]], which generated headlines around the world.<ref name="Mooney" />{{rp|349–350}}<ref name="Boyne" />{{rp|84}}<ref>{{cite news |title=Security tight in London in wake of MI6 attack |url=http://www.rte.ie/news/2000/0921/9022-dissidents/ |publisher=RTÉ |date=21 September 2000 |accessdate=3 May 2007}}</ref> In November 2000, security forces foiled a plot to drive 500 lb of homemade explosives to central London that month, a bomb twice as powerful as the one in Omagh. At the time police were warning for weeks that a terrorist attack in London could be imminent.<ref>https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1374106/Real-IRAs-500lb-bomb-for-London-is-thwarted.html</ref>
 
On 21 February 2001 a bomb disguised as a torch left outside a [[Territorial Army (United Kingdom)|Territorial Army]] base in [[Shepherd's Bush]] seriously injured a 14-year-old cadet, who was blinded and had his hand blown off.<ref>{{cite news | title = TA blast was deliberate attack | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1183106.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 22 February 2001 | accessdate = 15 June 2007}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | title = BBC bomb prompts terror warning | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1201444.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 5 March 2001 | accessdate = 15 June 2007}}</ref> A second attack in Shepherd's Bush, the [[4 March 2001 BBC bombing|4 March BBC bombing]], injured a civilian outside the [[BBC Television Centre]].<ref>{{cite news | title = Bomb blast outside BBC | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1201273.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 4 March 2001 | accessdate = 3 May 2007}}</ref> The explosion was captured by a BBC cameraman, and the footage was broadcast on TV stations worldwide, and gained mass publicity for the group.<ref>{{cite book | last = Taylor | first = Peter | authorlink = Peter Taylor (Journalist) | title = Brits | publisher = Bloomsbury Publishing | year = 2001 | page = 384 | doi = | isbn = 0-7475-5806-X}}</ref> On 14 April a bomb exploded at a postal [[sorting office]] in [[Hendon]], causing minor damage but no injuries.<ref>{{cite news | title = Real IRA linked to post office blast | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1278355.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 15 April 2001 | accessdate = 15 June 2007}}</ref> Three weeks later on 6 May a second bomb exploded at the same building, causing slight injuries to a passer-by.<ref>{{cite news | title = Election bombing campaign feared | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1315452.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 6 May 2001 | accessdate = 15 June 2007}}</ref> The [[3 August 2001 Ealing bombing]] injured seven people, and on 3 November a car bomb containing 60&nbsp;lb of home-made explosives was planted in the centre of [[Birmingham]]. The bomb did not fully detonate and no one was injured.<ref>{{cite news | title = New leads in hunt for bombers | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1649338.stm | publisher = BBC News | date = 11 November 2001 | accessdate = 3 May 2007}}</ref>