List of terrorist incidents in 1982

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This is a timeline of incidents in 1982 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).

March[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
Shooting, Prison Break 9 (+15) Unknown Peru Ayacucho, Peru An armed command of the Sendero Luminoso group, they stormed the Ayacucho city jail, in order to free people imprisoned for crimes related to subversion, releasing 70 senderistas and 304 common criminals. Later, combined forces of the National Police, executed three Senderistas detainees who were wounded in the hospital of Huamanga.[1] Sendero Luminoso Internal conflict in Peru

April[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
18 April Shooting 5 Unknown Colombia Santander Department, Colombia In the corregimiento of La Paragua, municipality of Santa Helena del Opon (Santander) guerrillas of the IV front of the FARC shot dead 5 peasants.[2] FARC Colombian conflict

June[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
3 June Attempted assassination 0 1 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Three gunmen from the Abu Nidal Organization opened fire on Israeli ambassador to the UK Shlomo Argov, paralyzing him. The attempt on his life led to the 1982 Lebanon war. Abu Nidal Organization 1982 Lebanon war
14 June Shooting 8 0 Colombia San Vicente del Caguán, Colombia 1 captain and 7 soldiers die in an attack on FARC front III in rural San Vicente del Caguan (Caqueta).[3] FARC Colombian conflict

July[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
2 July Bombing 1 11 Norway Oslo, Norway 1 person were killed in a home-made bomb at the Central Station of Oslo and injuring 11 others. The 9th of October an 18-year-old young man confessed that he was behind the attack. Lone wolf
20 July Bombings 11 50 United Kingdom London, England 11 people were killed, and 50 others injured in two separate bombings at British military ceremonies in Hyde Park and Regent's Park. Seven horses are also killed in the attacks. Provisional Irish Republican Army The Troubles

August[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
7 August Shooting, bombing, hostage-taking 9 (+1 attacker) 72 (+1 attacker) Turkey Ankara, Turkey Two Armenian gunmen from the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia open fire on and bomb Esenboğa International Airport in Ankara before taking hostages. 1 attacker is killed and the other is arrested and executed. ASALA
9 August Shooting, bombing 6 22 France Paris, France Two men believed to be members of the Abu Nidal Organization open fire on a Jewish restaurant in the Marais district in Paris. Abu Nidal Organization Israel-Palestine conflict
11 August Bombing 1 16 United States Pacific Ocean, near Hawaii A bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 830, killing a Japanese teenager. A Jordanian named Mohammed Rashed, who was linked to 15 May Organization, was convicted of placing the bomb on the plane. 15 May Organization

September[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
14 September Shooting, ambush 4 1 Spain Errenteria, Spain Six members of ETA stalk and open fire on 5 Civil Guards, killing four and wounding one. ETA Basque conflict
16-18 September Massacre 460-3,500 Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon Hundreds of Palestinian and Lebanese Shi'a civilians are massacred by Israel Defense Force ally Kataeb Party in Beirut. Kataeb Party Lebanese civil war
18 September Shooting 0 4 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Four people are wounded when a synagogue in Brussels is attacked in a "shoot and run" incident. Guards were taken by surprise and the gunman, believed to be from the Abu Nidal Organization, escaped. Abu Nidal Organization Israel-Palestine conflict

October[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
9 October Shooting, grenade 1 10 Italy Rome, Italy Attack with grenades and machine guns on the central synagogue in Rome, Italy. A child dies, ten people are injured.[4] Abu Nidal Organization Israel-Palestine conflict
23 October Shooting 1 (+3) Unknown Colombia Cundinamarca Department, Colombia Militants of the M-19 are taken the population of Chia (Cundinamarca). 1 police and 3 subversive die. [5] M-19 Colombian conflict

November[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
11 November Suicide bombing 89-102 55 Lebanon Tyre, Lebanon A suicide car bomber drove an explosive laden vehicle into the Israeli military headquarters in Tyre, the building was destroyed and 75 Israelis and other Lebanese prisoners died in the blast.[6] Ahmad Qassir 1982 Lebanon war
18 November Suicide bombing 1 0 New Zealand Whanganui, New Zealand An anarchist suicide bomber targeted the building housing the mainframe of the National Law Enforcement System. The perpetrator was the sole fatality. Neil Roberts
(Lone wolf)
28 November Assassination 1 0 Colombia Colombia In suspicious circumstances she is assassinated by guerrillas Gloria Lara de Echeverri, former national director of Community Action and Indigenous Affairs. FARC Colombian conflict

December[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
6-8 December Shooting,Mass Murder 201 Unknown Guatemala Petén District, Guatemala The Dos Erres Massacre was carried out by the military and Kaibiles]] ('elite forces') of the Armed Forces of Guatemala1 - during the government of President General Efraín Ríos Montt - in a parcelamento (village) of the department La Libertad (Petén) On December 6, 7 and 8, 1982. The massacre took place within the framework of the Guatemalan Civil War.[7] Guatemalan Army and Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil Guatemalan Civil War
23 December Bombings 0 2 Australia Sydney, Australia A bomb exploded outside the Israeli Consulate in Sydney, injuring two and causing extensive damage. A few hours later, a bomb partially exploded outside a Jewish soccer club. No one was injured in this bombing. No one has ever been convicted for these bombings. Unknown

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