List of terrorist incidents in 1998
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This is a timeline of incidents in 1998 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).
|25 January||Suicide bombing||17||25||Kandy, Sri Lanka||Four likely members of the Black Tiger squad drove an explosives-laden truck into the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, a major Buddhist shrine, killing seventeen and injuring 25.||Black Tiger||Sri Lankan civil war|
|25 January||Massacre||23||Jammu and Kashmir, India||23 Hindus are massacred by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in the town of Wandhama in Jammu and Kashmir||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|14 February||Bombings||58||200+||Coimbatore, India||13 bombs exploded over the course of two hours in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, killing 58 people. The bombs were planted by islamic extremists from the Al Ummah organization and were meant to target Hindus as well as Hindu nationalist leader L.K. Advani.||Al Ummah|
|2/6 April||Bombings||0||0||Riga, Latvia||On April 2, Latvia's only synagogue, the Peitav Synagogue was bombed. The blast caused extensive damage but did not harm anyone. Four days later the Russian Embassy was bombed. No one was ever convicted but Latvian nationalists are believed to be to have been responsible for the blasts.||Latvian nationalists (suspected)|
|17 April||Massacre||26||Udhampur, India||26 Hindus are massacred by Islamists in the town of Udhampur in the Jammu and Kashmir state.||Islamists||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|14 May||Suicide bombing||1||Jaffna, Sri Lanka||Sri Lankan Major General Larry Wijeratne was killed in Jaffna by an LTTE suicide bomber.||LTTE||Sri Lankan civil war|
|17 May||Assassination||1||Jaffna, Sri Lanka||Jaffna mayor Sarojini Yogeswaran was shot to death outside her home by the LTTE. Her husband Vettivelu Yogeswaran had previously been assassinated by the LTTE in 1989.||LTTE||Sri Lankan civil war|
|3 August||Massacre||35||11||Chamba district, India||35 Hindus were massacred by Pakistani islamists in two towns in the Chamba district of the Himachal Pradesh||Islamists||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|4 August||Attack||26||Colombia||Rebel groups ELN and FARC attack police and army bases, a major dam, oil pipelines and other targets in 17 of the 32 departments, killing at least 26 police officers.||ELN
|7 August||Truck bombings||224||4,000+||/ Nairobi, Kenya, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||Two United States Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were bombed by members of al-Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. 224 people were killed in the blasts (213 in Nairobi, 11 in Dar es Salaam) and over 4,000 people were wounded.||al-Qaeda
|15 August||Car bombing||29||220||Omagh, Northern Ireland||The 'real' IRA made a bomb with 500lb of explosives detonated in a market place killing 29 people, one woman who was pregnant with twins and injured 220 others.||Real IRA||The Troubles|
|9 September||Massacre||34-39||Lake Radonjić, Yugoslavia||The Kosovo Liberation Army massacred between 34 and 39 Kosovo Serbs as well as several moderate Albanians||KLA||Kosovo war|
|29 September||Bombing||55||0||Near Mannar District, Sri Lanka||Lionair Flight 602 disappeared off the coast of Mannar District, Sri Lanka shortly after leaving Kankesanturai Airport in Jaffna. The LTTE had issued warning shortly before the plane disappeared. The wreckage of the plane was discovered in October 2012 and appeared to have been bombed.||LTTE||Sri Lankan civil war|
|3 October||Kidnapping||4||Grozny, Russia||About 20 Chechen separatists kidnapped four engineers, three British and one New Zealand. The bodies of the engineers were found on 8 December.||Chechen separatists|
|18 October||Bombing||84||30||Machuca, Segovia, Colombia||The Machuca massacre is known as an attack by the National Liberation Army (ELN) in the town of Machuca, municipality of Segovia (department of Antioquia) after dynamiting a pipeline, which caused a fire and spread to the population of It hurts. 46 houses were burned, 84 people died burned and managed to survive 30 people. Half of the victims were minors.||ELN||Colombian Conflict|
|29 October||Suicide car bombing||1 (+1 attacker)||3||Israel||A Hamas suicide car bomber detonates by a school bus killing 1 and injuring 3.||Hamas||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|6 November||Suicide car bombing||0 (+2 attackers)||25||Jerusalem, Israel||Two suicide car bombers detonate in a Jerusalem market wounding 25. Palestine Islamic Jihad claims responsibility.||Hamas||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|14 December||Massacre||6||15||Peć, Yugoslavia||Two men believed to be members of the Kosovo Liberation Army opened fire on café and killed six Young Serb men and wounded 15 others.||KLA||Kosovo war|
- "Timeline of the Tamil conflict". BBC News. 2000-09-04. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
- The Miami Herald, August 5, 1998, Page 1A
- "Bomb Atrocity Rocks Northern Ireland". BBC News. 16 August 1998. Retrieved 11 September 2007.
- "Machuca se consume en el olvido". El país. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- Cordesman, Anthony (2005). The Israeli-Palestinian War: Escalating to Nowhere. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 27.