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The following is a
List of terrorist incidents involving railway systems:
San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy August 4, 1974
A bomb explodes on the Italicus Express train. Responsibility was claimed by the neo-fascist terrorist organization Ordine Nero. See
Italicus Express bombing 1974.
Alexandria, Egypt August 14, 1976
A bomb explodes on a train loaded with workers and peasants at 10:45 am. The bomb was left on the luggage rack and exploded while the train was traveling from the yard to the station.
Moscow, Soviet Union January 8, 1977
A series of bombings in Moscow. The first bomb went off on a crowded train between the Izmailovskaya and Pervomaiskaya stations of the Moscow Metro. See
1977 Moscow bombings
near Asyut, Egypt February 19, 1994
Gunmen open fire on an Asyut-Luxor train from fields beside the railway track.
Baku, Azerbaijan March 19, 1994
A suicide bombing takes place at 20 January station of
Baku Metro. The lead railroad car was destroyed and the station's roof partially collapsed. See 1994 Baku Metro bombings.
Baku, Azerbaijan July 3, 1994
A remote controlled-gelatine explosive explodes on a metro train between 28 May and Gənclik stations of the
Baku Metro. See 1994 Baku Metro bombings.
Tokyo, Japan March 20, 1995
Sarin Gas was released at 5 locations causing mass injury and loss of life. See
Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway
Paris, France July 25, 1995
A gas bottle exploded in the
Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). See 1995 Paris Metro bombing.
Palo Verde, Arizona October 9, 1995
Amtrak Sunset Limited derails after rails are deliberately shifted out of position. The saboteurs were never identified. See 1995 Palo Verde, Arizona derailment.
Paris, France December 3, 1996
Bomb explodes in a car of an
RER train at Port Royal station. [3 ]
Manila, Philippines December 30, 2000
Islamist militants bombed a train at the
Blumentritt LRT Station as part of Rizal Day bombings. See Rizal Day bombings
Between the towns of Zenza and Dondo, Angola August 10, 2001
UNITA forces derailed a train with an anti-tank mine and then attacked the passengers with small arms fire. See 2001 Angola train attack.
Jaunpur, India May 13, 2002
An act of sabotage which caused the derailment of a passenger train at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern India. See
Jaunpur train crash
Rafiganj, India September 10, 2002
The derailment of a train on a bridge over the Dhave River in North-Central India, which was reportedly due to sabotage by a local
Maoist terrorist group, the Naxalites. See Rafiganj train disaster
Stavropol Krai, Russia September 3, 2003
blast which ripped through a commuter train in Stavropol Krai, Russia going from Kislovodsk to Mineralnye Vody. [4 ]
Stavropol Krai, Russia December 5, 2003
suicide bomber caused a blast which ripped through a commuter train in Stavropol Krai, Russia going from Kislovodsk to Mineralnye Vody as it was leaving Yessentuki. See 2003 Stavropol train bombing (December).
Moscow, Russia February 6, 2004
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Suicide bomber detonates bomb near
Avtozavodskaya station. See February 2004 Moscow metro bombing.
Madrid, Spain March 11, 2004
Ten near-simultaneous explosions occur between
Alcalá de Henares and Madrid Atocha railway station during the morning rush hour. See 2004 Madrid train bombings and Reactions to the 2004 Madrid train bombings.
London, United Kingdom July 7, 2005
Four explosions (3 on the
London Underground and 1 on a bus) rock the transport network in London. See 7 July 2005 London bombings.
Jaunpur, India July 28, 2005
An explosion destroyed a carriage of an express train near the town of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. See
2005 Jaunpur train bombing
Mumbai, India July 11, 2006
Seven explosions in eleven minutes rock the Western Line on the
Mumbai Suburban Railway. See 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings.
Panipat, India February 18, 2007
Bombs were set off in two carriages, both filled with passengers, just after the train passed Diwana station near the Indian city of Panipat. See
2007 Samjhauta Express bombings
Colombo, Sri Lanka May 26, 2008
A packed commuter train carrying 200 passenger onboard which time bombing exploded at Dehiwela railroad station, carried out by the
LTTE. [5 ]
Moscow, Russia March 29, 2010
double suicide bombing at Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations of the Moscow Metro.
West Midnapore, West Bengal, India May 28, 2010
In the West Midnapore district of West Bengal, India, a
sabotaged railway track caused a train to derail before an oncoming goods train hit the loose bogies killing at least 65 passengers.
Dagestan, Russia July 23, 2010
An explosive device detonated on the Inchkhe-Izbirbash railway section in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan. It is known that two meters of the track was damaged however no casualties were reportedly sustained in this bomb explosion. The Baku-Kharkov passenger train was later delayed due to this particular bombing.
Dagestan, Russia August 15, 2010
An eight-car freight train was targeted by a bomb explosion, which exploded on the railway track. The train did not derail however and no casualties were reported at the scene of this bombing.
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