List of terrorist incidents in 1979

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This is a timeline of incidents in 1979 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
March 30 Assassination, bombing 1 0 England London, England Abingdon MP Airey Neave is killed by a bomb in his car planted by the Irish National Liberation Army INLA The Troubles
April 22 Massacre 4 (+2 terrorists) Israel Nahariya, Israel Nahariya massacre: Four Palestine Liberation Front militants kill four Israeli civilians, including two young children. Palestine Liberation Front Israel-Palestine conflict
May 1 Bombing 0 0 Norway Oslo, Norway A man named Petter Kristian Kyvik threw a bomb against Academic 1st May storefronts 1. May parade in Oslo. The Bomb object was thrown when the train passed the corner of University Street and Stortingsgaten. Erik Blücher was screened for participating, but the charges was later dropped against Blucher. Petter Kristian Kyvik
May 11 Shooting 5 (+2) 5 Colombia Colombia M-19 militants assault the population of Belen de Los Andaquies in Caqueta. The commander of the police post, the local judge and two subversives die in the attack. In other attack the same day FARC militants killed at least 3 soldiers and wounded other 5, And in the cauca, a landowner and his son were executed for FARC militants.[1] M-19 and FARC Colombian conflict
June 3 Shoting 4 0 Colombia Santander Department, Colombia FARC guerrillas kill a councilman and three leaders of the Liberal Party in the village of Las Trochas, municipality of La Paz (Santander).[2] FARC Colombian conflict
June 20 Hijacking 0 0 United States Chicago, United States Serbian nationalist Nikola Kavaja hijacks American Airlines Flight 293 with the intentions of crashing it into the headquarters of the Yugoslav Communist Party, but was persuaded out of doing so by his lawyer. Nikola Kavaja
July 28 Bombings 7 100+ Spain Madrid, Spain ETA-pm carries out a series of coordinated bombings targeting Barajas Airport, Atocha station and Chamartín station. ETA-pm Basque conflict
August 27 Bombing, assassination 4 6 Republic of Ireland Mullaghmore, Ireland Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and three others are killed by a bomb that was planted on Mountbatten's boat. PIRA The Troubles
August 27 Bombings, shooting 19 7 Northern Ireland Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland The Provisional IRA ambushes a British Army convoy, detonating two roadside bombs and firing on the soldiers after the blasts. The attack was the deadliest on the British Army during The Troubles PIRA The Troubles
November 15 Attempted bombing 0 12  United States A bomb that was planted on American Airlines Flight 444 only partially explodes and filled the passenger's cabin with smoke, injuring twelve people through smoke inhalation. Had the bomb properly detonated, it would have destroyed the plane. The attack was the catalyst for the Unabomber case, though it was not the Unabomber's first attack. Unabomber
November 20 - December 4 Hostage-taking 127 (+117 terrorists) 450+ Saudi Arabia Mecca, Saudi Arabia Hundreds of militants from Wahabi group Ikhwan seized the Masjid al-Haram, Islam's holiest site, and demanded the overthrow of the House of Saud and institution of an Islamic state. The two-week siege resulted in the deaths of about 250 people and injury of hundreds more. Ikhwan
December 28 Shooting, Raid 0? (+10) Unknown Colombia Tolima, Colombia In limits of the municipalities of the Victory in Caldas and Mariquita (Tolima), are given of low 10 guerrillas of the FARC. [3] FARC Colombian conflict

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