List of terrorist incidents

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The following is a list of non-state terrorist incidents that have not been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism). Assassinations are listed at List of assassinated people.

Definitions of non-state terrorism vary, so incidents listed here are restricted to those that:

  • Are not approved by the legitimate authority of a recognized state
  • Are perpetrated against non-combatant targets
  • Are done to further their political, religious, or ideological objectives

1800–1899[edit]

1900–1929[edit]

  • Flag of Morocco 1666 1915.svg Morocco 1904, 18 May: Ion Perdicaris and Cromwell Varley kidnapped and ransomed by bandit Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli in Morocco.[3]
  •  United States 1920, 16 September: Wall Street bombing killed 38 people and wounded 300 others.[4]
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 1920, 14 October: In Trieste, nationalists had thrown 6 bombs at the editorial office of a Socialist newspaper, resulting in one death and 10 injuries.[5]
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Italy 1920, 15 October: In Milan, anarchists are responsible for throwing 2 bombs at a hotel holding a British delegation attending the Milan International Conference; there were 2 injuries.[5]
  •  United States 1921, 31 May: The Tulsa race riot[6] killed 39 people and injured over 800.
  •  Romania 1921, 13 December: 100 soldiers and police officers were killed by a bomb thrown by Bessarabian separatists at the Bolgrad palace.[7]

1930–1949[edit]

  •  United States 1940–1956: George Metesky, the "Mad Bomber", placed over 30 bombs in New York City in public places such as Grand Central Station and The Paramount Theater, injuring ten during this period in protest against the local electric utility. He also sent many threatening letters.[8]
  •  Romania 1947, 25 July: Three Romanian terrorists kill an aircrew member aboard a Romanian airline.[9] This is attributed as the first hijacking that resulted in a fatality.
  •  Philippines 1949, 7 May: 13 people are killed as a Philippine airliner explodes in flight travelling from Daet to Manila. A time bomb had detonated 30 minutes after departure near Alabat Island.[10]

1950–1969[edit]

  • Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg Cyprus 1956, 16 June: The United States vice consul was killed and six other consulate staff were injured when a terrorist threw 2 bombs in a restaurant in Nicosia.[11]
  •  Lebanon 1958, 15 August: Three people were killed in a bomb blast in Beirut. The bombing also injured ten more at a grocery store near the Lebanese Parliament.[12]
  •  Cuba 1960, 5 March: The French freighter La Coubre explodes, killing between 75 and 100 people with 200 injured. The government suspects sabotage.[13]
  •  Israel 1968, 4 September: Three bombs were detonated in Tel Aviv, killing 1 person and injuring 51 people.[14]

1970–present[edit]

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010
2011: January–June/July–December
2012: January–June/July–December
2013: January–June/July–December
2014 2015

By country[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan M. Bryant: Ku Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era, The New Georgia Encyclopedia, 3 October 2002
  2. ^ Fettman, Eric (20 January 2008). "The Bloody Shirt Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky Viking Press". New York Post. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "1904: Teddy's Big Stick". Capitalcentury.com. 18 May 1904. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "History News Service". H-net.org. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "BOMB WARFARE RAGING IN ITALY". The New York Times. 15 October 1920. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Austin Sarat (1 January 2009). When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice. NYU Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-8147-6225-7. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "PALACE BOMBED, 100 KILLED; Bessarabian Conspirators Accused of Outrage at Bolgard.". The New York Times. 14 December 1921. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mad Bomber,' Now 70, Goes Free Today; Mad Bomber,' Now 70, Goes Free Today 37 Blasts Set Initials 'F.P.' Explained Institute Assailed". The New York Times. 13 December 1973. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  9. ^ John S. Pistole (3 March 2011). "Administrator Pistole’s remarks before the American Bar Association’s 6th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute". TSA. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pair Admits Planting Bomb That Killed 13". The Telegraph-Herald. 3 June 1949. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Bigart, Homer (17 June 1956). "U.S. Vice Consul Is Killed By Cyprus Terrorist Bomb". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Brewers, Sam Pope (16 August 1958). "TERRORIST'S BOMB KILLS 3 IN BEIRUT". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Phillips, R. Hart (5 March 1960). "75 DIE IN HAVANA AS MUNITIONS SHIP EXPLODES AT DOCK". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  14. ^ Feron, James (5 September 1968). "Fatal Bombing in Tel Aviv Stirs Mob Attack on Arabs". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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