The following is a
list of that have not been carried out by a government or its forces (see non-state terrorist incidents state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism). Assassinations are listed at List of assassinated people.
There is no single accepted definition of non-state terrorism in common use, 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 ]
Ottoman Empire April 1903: Members of the Boatmen of Thessaloníki, a Bulgarian anarchist group, carry out a series of bombings in Thessaloniki.
Morocco 1904, 18 May: Ion Perdicaris and Cromwell Varley kidnapped and ransomed by bandit Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli in Morocco. [3 ]
Sweden 1908, Night between 11 and 12 July: Bombing of the boat where British strikebreakers lived by Amalthea Anton Nilsson. One was killed and 23 wounded.
United States 1910, 1 October: Los Angeles Times bombing by a member of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers Union killed 21 people and injured an additional 100.
United States 1920, 16 September: Wall Street bombing killed 38 people and wounded 300 others. [4 ]
Romania 1920, 8 December: An improvised explosive device placed by a left-wing terrorist group blows up in the Romanian Senate, killing the Minister of Justice and two other senators. Likewise, President of the Senate and two Orthodox bishops are severely injured.
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 ]
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 killed 39 people and injured over 800. [6 ]
Romania 1921, 13 December: 100 soldiers and police officers were killed by a bomb thrown by Bessarabian separatists at the Bolgrad palace. [7 ]
Bulgaria 1925, 16 April: A group from the Bulgarian Communist Party blew up the roof of St. Nedelya Church in an assault during a funeral service, killing 150 people and injuring 500.
1930–1949 [ edit ]
British Mandate for Palestine 1937–1948: The Irgun are responsible for numerous attacks in British-mandated Palestine.
Sweden 1940, 3 March: Politically motivated bombing targeted at the communist newspaper Norrskensflamman ( Northern Flame) by various perpetrators. 5 persons were killed, 2 of which were children, along with 5 others injured.
United States 1940, 4 July: Time bomb is left at the British Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, 2 policeman are killed
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. This is attributed as the first hijacking that resulted in a fatality. [9 ]
Syria 1949, 5 August: 12 killed and dozens injured in the Menarsha synagogue attack, Damascus.
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 ]
Israel 1954, 17 March: an Israeli civilian passenger bus was attacked by unknown assailants at the Scorpions Pass in the Negev, resulting in the deaths of eleven passengers.
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 ]
Canada 1963–1970: Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) committed frequent bombings targeting English businesses and banks, as well as McGill University. The whole bombing campaign resulted in 8 known deaths and numerous injuries.
South Vietnam 1965, 26 June: Two simultaneous explosions took place near a restaurant in the 1965 Saigon bombing during the Vietnam War. The attack killed 42 people and 80 were wounded.
Greece 1967, 12 November: A bomb exploded on board Cyprus Airways Flight 284 near Rhodes killing all 66 people on the aircraft.
Israel 1968, 4 September: Three bombs were detonated in Tel Aviv, killing 1 person and injuring 51 people. [14 ]
Italy 1969, 12 December: Piazza Fontana bombing, Milano, killing 17 people and wounding 88.
1970–present [ edit ]
By country [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Jonathan M. Bryant: Ku Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era, The New Georgia Encyclopedia, 3 October 2002
^ Fettman, Eric (20 January 2008). "The Bloody Shirt Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky Viking Press". New York Post . Retrieved . 27 March 2011
^ "1904: Teddy's Big Stick". Capitalcentury.com. 18 May 1904 . Retrieved . 27 March 2011
^ "History News Service". H-net.org . Retrieved . 27 March 2011
^ a b "BOMB WARFARE RAGING IN ITALY". The New York Times. 15 October 1920 . Retrieved . 13 December 2014
^ Austin Sarat (1 January 2009). . NYU Press. p. 57. When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice ISBN 978-0-8147-6225-7 . Retrieved . 14 August 2013
^ "PALACE BOMBED, 100 KILLED; Bessarabian Conspirators Accused of Outrage at Bolgard.". The New York Times. 14 December 1921 . Retrieved . 15 October 2011
^ "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
^ 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
^ "Pair Admits Planting Bomb That Killed 13". The Telegraph-Herald. 3 June 1949 . Retrieved . 6 January 2013
^ Bigart, Homer (17 June 1956). "U.S. Vice Consul Is Killed By Cyprus Terrorist Bomb". The New York Times . Retrieved . 13 December 2014
^ Brewers, Sam Pope (16 August 1958). "TERRORIST'S BOMB KILLS 3 IN BEIRUT". The New York Times . Retrieved . 13 December 2014
^ Phillips, R. Hart (5 March 1960). "75 DIE IN HAVANA AS MUNITIONS SHIP EXPLODES AT DOCK". The New York Times . Retrieved . 13 December 2014
^ 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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