List of terrorist incidents in 1996
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This is a timeline of incidents in 1996 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).
|9-18 January||Hostage-taking||200+||Dagestan, Russia||Around 200 Chechen rebels raided an airbase near Kizlyar and took thousands of civilians hostage. The events concluded in a battle between the Chechens and Russian army in the village of Pervomayskoye that resulted in the deaths of around 200 Russian soldiers, 96 Chechen rebels and at least 26 civilians.||CRI||First Chechen War|
|16-19 January||Hostage-taking||0||13||Black Sea||Chechen rebels took over the ferry MV Avrasya and held the 232 passengers and crew hostage for 3 days before releasing them without bloodshed.||CRI||First Chechen War|
|31 January||Suicide bombing||91||1400||Colombo, Sri Lanka||An attack by the LTTE on the Colombo Central Bank killed 91 and injured a further 1,400 civilians, damaging other buildings in the process. It was the most deadly LTTE attack on a civilian target in the history of the group's operations.||LTTE||Sri Lankan civil war|
|9 February||Truck bombing||2||200||London, United Kingdom||The Provisional Irish Republican Army detonated a massive truck bomb in the Canary Wharf financial district of London||PIRA||The Troubles|
|11 February||Massacre||24||28||Kumarapuram, Sri Lanka||The Sri Lankan Army allegedly murdered 24 Tamils, mostly women and children, in the town of Kumarapuram.||Sri Lankan Army||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|25 February - 4 March||Suicide bombings||60||284||Israel||Four suicide bombers leave 60 dead and 284 wounded within days in a series of suicide bombings||Hamas||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|16 April||Ambush||53-100||Dozens||Yaryshmardy, Russia||Chechen rebels led by Ibn al-Khattab ambush and massacre a Battalion of Russian soldiers||CRI||First Chechen War|
|18 April||Mass shooting||18||Cairo, Egypt||18 people are killed when Islamist gunmen fire on the Europa hotel in Cairo.||Islamists|
|22 April||Attack||3||1||Dečani, Serbia||In an attack on a kafana Čakor, three people: Stana Radusinović, Đorđe Dragić and Blagoje Okuka were killed and one, Branko Bibić, heavily injured. This is one of the first terrorist attacks of the Kosovo Liberation Army.||Kosovo Liberation Army||Bosnian war|
|11 June||Bombing||4||12||Moscow, Russia||A bomb explodes on a train traveling on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, killing four people and seriously injuring at least twelve.||CRI||First Chechen War|
|15 June||Van bombing||0||212||Manchester, United Kingdom||The Provisional Irish Republican Army parked a van containing an enormous bomb in the Manchester city centre and phoned a warning to police. The bomb, the largest to explode in Britain since World War II, exploded before it could be defused injuring 212 people, causing extensive damage but amazingly not killing anyone.||PIRA||The Troubles|
|25 June||Truck bombing||19||498||Khobar, Saudi Arabia||Truck bombing targeting an apartment complex that was housing U.S. servicemen. 19 American servicemen were killed and nearly 500 people of various nationalities were wounded.||Saudi Hezbollah|
|4 July||Suicide bombing, assassination||20+||60||Jaffna, Sri Lanka||At least 20 people, including Brigade 51-2 Commanding Officer Ananda Hamangoda were killed in suicide bombing.||LTTE||Sri Lankan civil war|
|24 July||Bombing||64||400||Dehiwala, Sri Lanka||The LTTE detonated 4 bombs on Colombo-Alutgama train at Dehiwala killing 64 civilians and injuring 400 more||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|27 July||Bombing||1||111||Atlanta, United States||Army of God member Eric Robert Rudolph detonated a pipe bomb at Centennial Olympic Park in hopes of canceling the 1996 Summer Olympics due to his anger of US government's sanctioning of Abortion||Eric Robert Rudolph
|10 November||Bombing||13||30||Moscow, Russia||A bomb exploded at a cemetery that was holding a funeral for the president Soviet-Afghan war veterans group who had been murdered. The group had ties to organized crime. The assailants were two former members of the group who had formed a splinter organization.||Andrei Anohin
|12 November||Arson||0||0||Bloomington, Minnesota, United States||Members of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) are suspected to be responsible for throwing an incendiary through the window of Alaskan Fur Company Inc., near Bloomington, Minnesota in the United States, resulting in arson which caused an estimated $2 million in property damage to fur coats and other merchandise as well as $250,000 in structural damage to the two-story brick building. There were no casualties in the incident.||Animal Liberation Front||Terrorism in the United States|
|3 December||Bombing||4||170||Paris, France||A bomb exploded at the Port-Royal-des-Champs Abbey metro station||GIA||Algerian Civil War|
|17 December||Massacre, invasion||7||1||Novye Atagi, Russia||Five to ten Chechen separatists broke into a ICRC hospital and murdered 6 six nurses and an engineer, all of foreign nationalities. The head of the hospital was seriously wounded.||CRI||First Chechen War|
|30 December||Bombing||33+||Western Assam, India||Assamese nationalists bomb a Brahmaputra Mail train. The railway the train was on was also used by military trains which may have been the militants targets.||NDFB||Assam conflict|
- "Timeline of the Tamil conflict". BBC News. 2000-09-04. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
- Cordesman, Anthony (2005). The Israeli-Palestinian War: Escalating to Nowhere. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 25.
- MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base
- Ekipa Glasa javnosti (10 April 2008). "Početak oglašavanja OVK". Glas javnosti (in Serbian). Belgrade. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- CNN: Bomb rocks Moscow subway, 11 June 1996
- Maria Elena Baca, "Animal rights coalition condones fur-firm arson; Bloomington fire-bombing probed," Star Tribune, Minneapolis, November 14, 1996