List of terrorist incidents in 1995
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This is a timeline of incidents in 1995 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).
- Types of incidents are selected from the Tactics of terrorism page.
- Casualties figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident including immediate casualties and later casualties (such as people who succumbed to their wounds long after the attacks occurred).
- Casualties listed are the victims. Perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. x (+y) indicate that x victims and y perpetrators were killed/injured).
- Casualty totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus (+) sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 10+ indicates that at least 10 people have died) – the actual toll could be considerably higher. A figure with a plus (+) sign may also indicate that over that number of people are victims.
- If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will also be underlined.
- Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occur in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.
- In addition to the guidelines above, the table also includes the following categories:
- 0 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 1–19 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 20–49 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 50–99 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 100+ people were killed/injured by the incident.
|January 22||Suicide bombing||21 (+2 perpetrators)||69||Beit Lid Junction, Israel||21 people are killed and 69 wounded by two suicide bombers at a bus stop.||Palestinian Islamic Jihad||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|January 26||Bombings||7||52||Jammu, India||Three bombs exploding at a rally to celebrate the Indian national holiday killed seven and injured 52. The apparent target of the attack, the governor of Kashmir, K.V. Krishna Rao, escaped unharmed.||Islamists||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|January 30||Car bombing||42||286||Algiers, Algeria||A car bomb exploding near the police headquarters in Algiers kills 42 and injures another 286.||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|February 26||Shooting||8||0||Apure Department, Venezuela||The Domingo Laín column of the Eln column assaulted the naval post of Cararabo in the Apure state of Venezuela. In the attack, 8 Marines are killed and abundant bellicose material is stolen.||ELN||Colombian conflict|
|February 28||Car bombing||76||123||Zakho, Iraq||A car bomb, exploding in a crowded market place, killed 76 and injured 123 others. No one claimed responsibility for the attack but the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was blamed.||PUK||Iraqi Kurdish Civil War|
|March 5–6||Armed Assault||7||0||Ituango, Antioquia Department, Colombia||About 400 guerrillas of FARC, are taken the municipality of Ituango (Antioquia). 1 policeman and 6 civilians are killed, and material damages amounting to 400 million pesos.||FARC||Colombian conflict|
|March 11||Car bombing||0||63||Algiers, Algeria||Hours after the Armed Islamic Group warned they would begin killing the spouses, sisters and mothers of police then receiving these warnings unless their own Islamist, fundamentalist women family members were released from prison, a car bomb exploded near police-only apartment buildings injuring 63 people (although most only slightly).||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|March 20||Gassing||13||6252||Tokyo, Japan||Members of Aum Shinrikyo release sarin gas onto five trains of the Tokyo subway||Aum Shinrikyo|
|April 9||Suicide bombing||8 (+1 perpetrator)||50||Kfar Darom, Gaza Strip||A suicide bomber belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad detonates himself in Gaza, killing 8 and injuring 50.||PIJ
|April 19||Truck bombing||168||680+||Oklahoma City, U.S.||The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others in retaliation for the US federal government's handling of the Ruby Ridge and Waco sieges. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a 16-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, causing at least an estimated $652 million worth of damage.||Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols|
|April 19||Gassing||0||671||Yokohama, Japan.||671 people were wounded by a Phosgene attack on the Yokohama Station.||Unknown|
|April 20||Massacre||c. 300||unknown||Atiak, Uganda.||Atiak massacre||Lord's Resistance Army||Lord's Resistance Army insurgency|
|April 22||Shooting, Raid||1 (+18)||Unknown||Rivera, Huila, Colombia||Units of the Army Battalion of Tenerife give off 13 ELN guerrillas in Alto de las Papas, jurisdiction of the municipality of Rivera (Huila). Captain Hernán Ricardo Escobar also dies in the fighting.||Colombian Army and ELN||Colombian conflict|
|April 28||Shootdown||45||0||Jaffna, Sri Lanka||LTTE militants shootdown a Sri Lankan Air Force plane with a missile shortly after the plane left Jaffna Airport||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|April 29||Shootdown||52||0||Jaffna, Sri Lanka||LTTE militants shootdown a Sri Lankan Air Force plane that was sent to investigate the previous day's shootdown||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|May 25||Massacre||42||Kallarawa, Sri Lanka||LTTE cadres attack a fishing village in Kallarawa, and hack and shot to death 42 civilians.||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|June 7||Car bombing||0||1||Ankara, Turkey||A car bomb exploded in Ankara wounding a leader of the city's Jewish community.||Unknown|
|June 10||Dynamite||29||200+||Medellín, Colombia||About 10 kilos of dynamite explode in the Plaza de San Antonio in Medellín, killing 29 people and wounding more than 200. The monument Botero El Pájaro was partially destroyed as a result of the explosion.||Unknown||Colombian conflict|
|June 14–19||Siege||129-166 (+11)||400+||Budyonnovsk, Russia||Dozens of Chechen rebels led by Shamil Basayev attacked the town of Budyonnovsk before taking around 1,500-2,000 hostages at a local hospital. After several days of failed negotiations, Russia police stormed the hospital and engaged in heavy gunfire with the militants. Estimates of the number of people killed range from 129 to 166.||CRI||First Chechen war|
|June 17||Arson||0||0||West Perth, Australia||The French consulate building is firebombed by two eco-terrorists who opposed France's testing of nuclear weapons.||Bosco Boscovich
|June 22||Car bombing||0||16||Constantion, Algeria||16 people were wounded in a car bomb blast in the city of Constantion.||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|July 4||Kidnapping||6||0||Pahalgam, India||Six western tourists (two British, two American, one German and one Norwegian) are kidnapped and held for ransom by Islamic radicals and murdered over the next several months.||Al-Faran||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|July 20||Bombing||17||100||Jammu, India||A bomb on a motor scooter exploded at a marketplace in Jammu, killing at least 17 and injuring 100 more. Harkat-ul-Ansar claimed responsibility for the bombing.||Harkat-ul-Ansar||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|July 24||Suicide bombing||6 (+1 perpetrator)||30||Tel Aviv, Israel||A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated on a bus, killing 6 and injuring 30.||Hamas||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|July 25||Bombing||8||80||Paris, France||Gas bottle explodes at a train station||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|July 26||Bombing||1||42||Jammu, India||A bomb hidden in a motor scooter exploded near a Hindu temple and killed a Hindu pilgrim and injured another 42.||Harkat-ul-Ansar||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|August 7||Ambush||6||0||Choachí, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia||Troops of the XIII Brigade are ambushed by FARC guerrillas in the village of La Victoria, municipality of Choachí (Cundinamarca). 6 soldier killed.||FARC||Colombian conflict|
|August 17||Bombing||0||17||Paris, France||Bombing at the Arc de Triomphe||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|August 21||Suicide bombing||5 (+1 perpetrator)||100||Jerusalem, Israel||A Hamas suicide bomber detonates on a bus, killing 5 and injuring 100.||Hamas||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|August 26||Attempted bombing||0||0||Lyon, France||Large bomb found and defused near railway tracks near Lyon||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|August 28||Mortar||43||75||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||The Army of Republika Srpska launched a mortar targeting Bosniak civilians at market, similar to an attack they launched the previous year.||VRS||Bosnian war|
|August 28||Ambush||5||3+||Bolívar Department, Colombia||Guerrillas from front 35 of the FARC assassinate Lieutenant Colonel Alfredo Persand Barnes, Commander of the Marine Infantry Fusilier Battalion No. 5 in El Salado Corregimiento, El Carmen de Bolívar. The ambush also perished 2 civilians and 2 other soldiers.||FARC||Colombian conflict|
|August 31||Car bombing||9||104||Algiers, Algeria||A car bomb, exploding at a square near the police headquarters in Bab El-Oued killed nine people and left more than 100 injured.||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|August 31||Suicide bombing||16 (+1 perpetrator)||30||Chandigarh, India||Dilawar Singh Babbar, a member of Babbar Khalsa, killed Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and 15 others in a suicide bombing. At least 30 more were injured in the attack.||Babbar Khalsa||Punjab insurgency|
|September 3||Bombing||0||4||Paris, France||Bombing at a square in Paris||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|September 5||Car bombings||13||25||Srinagar, India||Two car bombs, exploding near two banks handling payrolls for Indian army and police units, killed 13 and injured 25.||Harkat-ul-Ansar||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|September 7||Car bombing||0||14||Lyon, France||A car bomb exploded outside a Jewish school in Lyon wounding 14 people.||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|September 22||Bombing||39-71||Dozens||Nagar Kovil, Sri Lanka||The Sri Lankan Air Force dropped a bomb on a school of mainly Tamil children.||Sri Lankan Air Force||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|October||Massacres||~120||Eastern Province, Sri Lanka||Throughout October 1995, the LTTE carried out several massacres of Sinhalese civilians in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|October 6||Bombing||0||13||Paris, France||Bombing at a Paris Métro station||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|October 9||Sabotage||1||'78'||Arizona, United States||Amtrak's Sunset Limited train was intentionally derailed near Palo Verde, Arizona by unknown perpetrators. Four typed notes criticizing the FBI and ATF for their handling of the Waco siege were found near the scene and signed with "Sons of the Gestapo". However no group called the "Sons of the Gestapo" has ever been uncovered.||Unknown|
|October 18||Bombing||0||29||Paris, France||A bomb was thrown at an underground commuter train as it sped through central Paris. The train was derailed and damaged. No one was killed but 29 people were injured in the attack.||GIA||Algerian civil war|
|October 20||Suicide car bombing||0 (+1)||29||Rijeka, Croatia||A car bomb is detonated in front of a police station. The perpetrator driving the car was the sole fatality. Days later, the responsibility for the attack was claimed by al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya.||al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya||Bosnian war|
|October 31||Bombing||33||Salahuddin, Iraq||A bomb exploding at the headquarters of the Iraqi National Congress kills at least 33, including the group's chief of security, Lt. Saif Rashid Sindi.||PUK||Iraqi Kurdish Civil War|
|November 4||Assassination||1||1||Tel Aviv, Israel||Israeli president Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated and his bodyguard wounded by Israeli ultranationalist Yigal Amir, who opposed Rabin's signing of the Oslo Accords||Yigal Amir||Israel-Palestine conflict|
|November 11||Suicide bombings||15+ (+2 perpetrators)||59||Colombo, Sri Lanka||A double suicide bombing of army headquarters in Colombo kills at least 15 and injures 59. Attack carried out by LTTE.||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|November 13||Car bombing||7||60||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||A car bomb exploded outside of a military building in Riyadh, killing seven people, including five Americans.||Unknown|
|November 16||Car bombing||12||20||Baghdad, Iraq||A car bomb exploding outside the headquarters of the Ba'ath Party kills 12 and injures 20.||PUK||Iraqi Kurdish Civil War|
|November 19||Car bombing||17||≈60||Islamabad, Pakistan||Bombing of Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad kills 17.||Egyptian Islamic Jihad|
|December 4||Car bombing||11||60+||Grozny, Chechnya||A car bomb exploding at a bazaar near the main government building killed 11 and injured more than 60. Chechen rebels were blamed for the bombing.||CRI||First Chechen War|
|December 11||Car bombing||6||19||Madrid, Spain||Basque separatists bomb an army vehicle carrying civilian employees||ETA||Basque conflict|
|December 22||Car bombing||32+||117||Peshawar, Pakistan||A car bomb exploding outside a department store killed at least 32 and injured 117 more.||Unknown|
- Suicide bomber kills 19 in Israel, The New York Times (January 23, 1995)
- 3 bomb blasts kill 7, hurt 52 at Kashmir fete, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (January 27, 1995)
- A Car Bombing in Algiers Kills 38 and Wounds 256, The New York Times (January 31, 1995)
- Algiers Bomb Toll Rises to 42 Dead, The Washington Post (February 1, 1995)
- Car Bomb Kills At Least 54 In Kurdish Iraq, The New York Times (February 28, 1995)
- Iraq car-bomb explosion kills 76, injures 123, The Dallas Morning News (March 1, 1995)
- Bomb Wounds 63 in Families of Algiers Police, The New York Times (March 11, 1995)
- Cordesman, Anthony (2005). The Israeli-Palestinian War: Escalating to Nowhere. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 24.
- The Sunday Times, Lighting a candle in the storm.
- Bomb explodes near Hindu temple, The Sunday Courier (July 27, 1995)
- One killed as bomb explodes near Hindu temple in India, The Seattle Times (July 26, 1995)
- 10 dead in Algiers car bomb blast, Kingman Daily Miner (August 31, 1995)
- World News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (September 3, 1995)
- [Car bomb kills top official, 12 others in northern India], The Buffalo News (August 31, 1995)
- Indian security tightens after new assassinations, St. Paul Pioneer Press (September 3, 1995)
- Bomb Set by Rebels in Capital of Kashmir Kills 13, Wounds 25, The New York Times (September 5)
- , News Blaze (May 11, 2008)
- "BOMB ATTACK INJURES 29 ON PARIS COMMUTER TRAIN". Sun-Sentinel.com. October 18, 1995. Retrieved October 18, 1995. Check date values in:
- "Islamic Group Hits Croatia". by Reuters. New York Times. 1995-10-22. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- A Fuel Tanker Explodes in Iraq, Killing 10, With 2 From U.N., The New York Times (December 8, 1995)
- Toll rises[permanent dead link], Deseret News (November 1, 1995)
- 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
- Suicide Bombing in Sri Lanka, The Washington Post (November 11, 1995)
- "Ambassador: Car bomb destroyed military building".
- The Washington Times (November 22, 1995)
- U.S. Sending an F.B.I. Team to Investigate Bombing in Pakistan, The New York Times (November 23, 1995)
- Chechnya Bomb Kills 11 At Russian Headquarters, The New York Times (December 5, 1995)
- Car Bomb Blast in Chechnya Kills 11, Wounds Scores, The Washington Post (December 5, 1995)
- Car Bomb Kills 35 at Pakistan-Afghan Border, The New York Times (December 22, 1995)