List of terrorist incidents in 1987

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This is a timeline of incidents in 1987 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
Januar 25 Shooting 8 Unknown Colombia Santander Department, Colombia Troops from the Battalion of Caldas engineers are attacked in Palestine, rural area of San Vicente de Chucuri (Santander). 8 military were shot dead.[1] FARC Militants Colombian conflict
April 17 Massacre 127 64 Sri Lanka North Central Province, Sri Lanka 127 Sri Lankan Sinhalese civilians, who were travelling in 3 buses and 2 trucks to Trincomalee were killed by the cadres of the cadres of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam organization, commonly known as LTTE.[2][3][4] The cadres clad in military uniforms stopped the vehicles and dragged out the passengers and shot them to death with automatic weapons after brutally assaulting them with clubs. The near the village of Aluth Oya, on the Habarana Trincomalle road in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. LTTE Sri Lankan civil war
April 21 Car bombing 113 Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Car bomb at bus terminal in Colombo, Sri Lanka kills 110 people.[5] This attack was carried by LTTE.[6][page needed][7] LTTE Sri Lankan civil war
April 25 Bombing 0 18 Greece Athens, Greece Bombing of Greek Air Force bus carrying American military personnel. A group called November 17 claims responsibility.[8] November 17 Organization Terrorism in Greece
June 2 Massacre 34 4 Sri Lanka Ampara District, Sri Lanka A bus carrying Buddhist monks was stopped and 30 Buddhist monks and four civilians were killed in Arantalawa by LTTE. LTTE Sri Lankan civil war
June 12 Shooting 15 0 Venezuela Apure State, Venezuela 15 National Guard troops were killed by an ELN militants.[9] ELN Colombian conflict
June 19 Car bombing 21 45 Spain Barcelona, Spain A car bomb at the Hipercor shopping centre placed by Basque separatist group ETA kills 21 people and injures 45 more. ETA Basque conflict
July 6 Massacre 38 India Haryana, India 38 Hindu bus passengers are massacred by Sikh militants in Haryana.[10] Khalistan Commando Force Punjab insurgency
July 7 Massacre 34 30+ India Haryana, India Sikh militants from the Khalistan Commando Force massacre 34 Hindu bus passengers after setting up a phony road block in Haryana. Khalistan Commando Force Punjab insurgency
August 18 Grenades 2 16 Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka A member of the banned communist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People's Liberation Front) threw two hand grenades into the Parliament of Sri Lanka, narrowly missing president J. R. Jayewardene and prime minister Ranasinghe Premadasa and killing an MP and a Ministry secretary. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna JVP insurgency
October 30 Roadside Bombing 10 Unknown Colombia Tame, Arauca, Colombia Guerrillas of the ELN Domingo Lain Front, dynamite a vehicle of the National Police, in the area of Betoyes, jurisdiction of Tame (Arauca). Captain Jose Ignacio Ayala and 9 agents are killed.[11] ELN Colombian conflict
October 31 Assassination,Shooting 8 0 Colombia Cundinamarca Department, Colombia In Bejucales Veracruz of Yacopi (Cundinamarca), guerrillas of the 22nd Front of the FARC, murdered 8 peasants accused of collaborating with the Public Force.[12] FARC militants Colombian conflict
November 8 Bombing 12 63 United Kingdom Enniskillen, Northern Ireland PIRA Bombing targeting a group of Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers making their way to a funeral. Most of the deaths were civilians. PIRA The Troubles
December 11 Car bombing 11 88 Spain Zaragoza, Spain ETA car bombing targeting a Civil Guard barracks in Zaragoza. Eleven people, five of them children, were killed and 88 people, mostly civilians, wounded. ETA Basque conflict
December 31 Massacre 30 Sri Lanka Kathankadu, Sri Lanka LTTE cadres armed with sharp weapons and small arms, carried out the killing of 30 Muslim civilians in Kathankadu.[13] LTTE Sri Lankan civil war