List of terrorist incidents in 1993

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This is a timeline of incidents in 1993 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
January 7 Car bombing 2 39 Colombia Medellín, Colombia A car bomb kills two and injures 39 in the parking lot of a building where several judges lived, in the city of Medellín.[2] Medellin Cartel
January 25 Shooting 2 3 United States Langley, Virginia, United States Pakistani immigrant Mir Qazi opened fire on CIA employees outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Qazi committed the shootings because he was angered at U.S. foreign policy towards Muslim nations. Mir Qazi
February 11 Bombing 14 25 Colombia Barrancabermeja, Colombia A bomb kills 14 and injures 25 at an auto repair shop in Barrancabermeja.[3] Unknown
February 26 Truck Bombing 6 1,042 United States New York City, United States World Trade Center bombing kills six and injures over 1000 people, by coalition of five groups: Jamaat Al-Fuqra'/Gamaat Islamiya/Hamas/Islamic Jihad/National Islamic Front,[4] see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Ramzi Yousef. Ramzi Yousef and co-conspirators
March 12 Bombings 257 713 India Bombay, India 13 bombings targeting banks, hotels, the Bombay Stock Exchange and other buildings rip through Bombay. The bombings were organized by Dawood Ibrahim, the leader of D-Company. D-Company
March 20 Bombings 2 56 United Kingdom Warrington, United Kingdom Two PIRA bombs exploded in trash bins on Bridge Street in Warrington, killing two young children and injuring dozens. PIRA The Troubles
April 9 Land mine 22 13 India Karnataka, India A bus is destroyed by a land mine planted by criminal leader Veerappan and his supporters. Veerappan and co-conspirators
April 16 Suicide bombing 1 (+1 attacker) 7–9 State of Palestine Mehola, West Bank Hamas kill 2 in Mehola Junction bombing.[5] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
April 24 Truck bombing 1 44 United Kingdom City of London, United Kingdom IRA detonate a huge truck bomb in the City of London at Bishopsgate, killing one person and causing approximately £1bn of damage.[6] (See 1993 Bishopsgate bombing.) PIRA The Troubles
April 24–25 Hijacking 1 (attacker) 0 India Amritsar, India Mohammed Yunus Shah hijacks Indian Airlines Flight 427 but is killed before he is able to harm any of the passengers. India accused the Hizbul Mujahideen of being behind the attack, but they denied responsibility. Mohammed Yunus Shah
Hizbul Mujahideen (suspected)
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
May 1 Suicide Bombing 1 (+1 attacker) Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka Suicide bomber in Colombo kills Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa. Attack carried out by LTTE.[7][8] LTTE Sri Lankan civil war
May 28 Arson 5 14 Germany Solingen, Germany Four neo-Nazis set fire to a house belonging to a Turkish immigrant family. Four neo-Nazis
June 21 Car bombings 7 29 Spain Madrid, Spain ETA detonates two car bombs targeting an army convoy in Madrid. ETA Basque conflict
July 2 Arson 35 (+2 attackers) 51+ Turkey Sivas, Turkey A mob of islamic fundamentalists set a hotel housing alevi intellectuals on fire. A total of 37 people die in the fire and more than 51 are injured. [9] Islamic fundamentalists
July 5 Mass shooting, arson 33 Turkey Başbağlar, Erzincan province, Turkey Several PKK members stormed the village and went on killing civilians one by one after rounding them up. Over 200 houses, a clinic, a school and a mosque in the village were burned down.[10] PKK Turkey-PKK conflict
July 25 Mass shooting 11 58 South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Members of the Azanian People's Liberation Army, in what has been described as a terrorist attack,[11] open fire on a congregation inside St James Church in Kenilworth, Cape Town, killing eleven and injuring fifty.[12] Azanian People's Liberation Army
August 5 Kidnapping and murder 1 0 State of Palestine Ramallah, West Bank IDF private Yaron Chen is kidnapped and murdered after hitchhiking in East Jerusalem. Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
August 8 Bombing 11 7 India Chennai, India The head office of the Chennai wing of the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is bombed. Islamists
October 11 Assassination attempt 0 1 Norway Oslo, Norway The publisher of Aschehoug William Nygaard was shot and got critically injured outside his residence . Police never managed to find the perpetrator, but it is believed that the reason for the assassination was Aschehougs publication of Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, which triggered an Islamist fatwa against the author and the translators and publishers. Islamic republic of Iran
October 23 Bombing 9 (+1 attacker) 57 Northern Ireland Belfast, Northern Ireland Two members of the Provisional IRA entered a shop on Shankill Road where they believed a UDA meeting was taking place. However, the meeting had been rescheduled and the bomb detonated prematurely, killing one of the bombers, an UDA member and eight civilians. PIRA The Troubles
December 30 Mass shooting 4 South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Six members of the Azanian People's Liberation Army, the armed wing of the Pan Africanist Congress, open fire on patrons of the Heidelberg Tavern in Observatory, Cape Town, killing four people (Jose Cerqueira, Lindy-Anne Fourie, Bernadette Langford, and Rolande Palm) and injuring several others.[12] Azanian People's Liberation Army

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  1. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1993-02-01/news/mn-976_1_bomb-blast
  2. ^ San Jose Mercury News, January 8, 1993, Page 17A
  3. ^ 14 killed and 25 wounded by a car bomb in Colombia, New York Times, February 11, 1993
  4. ^ Official prepared statement of Steven Emerson before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Government Information, on February 24, 1998, Federal Information Systems Corporation, Federal News Service, as downloaded from the Library of Congress, 1998, Made available 4/5/98
  5. ^ Levitt, Matthew (2008). Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad. Yale University Press. p. 11. 
  6. ^ BBC: IRA bomb devastates City of London, On this day, April 24, 1993
  7. ^ BBC News: Timeline of the Tamil conflict, September 4, 2000
  8. ^ The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, ROBERT A. PAPE The University of Chicago, American Political Science Review Vol. 97, No. 3 August 2003, Page No 16
  9. ^ "Turkey commemorates 15th anniversary of sivas massacre". Hurriyet. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2017-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Başbağlar, one of PKK's bloodiest massacres, remembered". Daily Sabah. 4 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  11. ^ "TRC Reports on St James Church Massacre". South African History Online. Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Retrieved 31 January 2015. A terrorist attack on St. James Church in Cape Town, South Africa left 11 people dead and 58 wounded. 
  12. ^ a b Jeffery, Anthea (2009). People's War - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa (1st ed.). Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 978-1-86842-357-6.