List of non-state terrorist incidents

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The following is a list of non-state terrorist incidents that have not been carried out by a state or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism). Assassinations are listed at List of assassinated people.

Definitions of terrorism vary, so incidents listed here are restricted to those that:

  • are not approved by the legitimate authority of a recognized state
  • are illegally perpetrated against people or property
  • are done to further political, religious, or ideological objectives





  •  Israel 1954, 17 March: an Israeli civilian passenger bus is attacked by unknown assailants at the Scorpions Pass in the Negev, resulting in the deaths of eleven passengers.[21][22]
  • Flag of Cyprus (1922-1960).svg Cyprus 1956, 16 June: The United States vice consul is killed and six other consulate staff are injured when a terrorist throws 2 bombs in a restaurant in Nicosia.[23]
  •  Lebanon 1958, 15 August: Three people are killed in a bomb blast in Beirut. The bombing also injures ten more at a grocery store near the Lebanese Parliament.[24]
  •  Cuba 1960, 5 March: The French freighter La Coubre explodes, killing between 75 and 100 people with 200 injured. The government suspects sabotage.[25]
  •  United States 1963, September 15, 16th Street Baptist Church bombing – Four members of the Ku Klux Klan planted at least 15 sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device beneath the front steps of the church. The explosion killed 4 girls and wounded injured 22.[26]
  • Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg Greece 1967, 12 November: A bomb explodes on board Cyprus Airways Flight 284 near Rhodes killing all 66 people on the aircraft.[27]
  •  Israel 1968, 4 September: Three bombs are detonated in Tel Aviv, killing one person and injuring 51 people.[28]
  • Republic of IrelandIreland 1969, 5 August: A bomb was detonated in Dublin at the main studio of the state broadcaster, RTÉ. The Protestant extremist group the UVF were responsible. No one was injured.[29]
  • Republic of IrelandIrelandA1969 UPV suicide bomber attacked a power station in Ballyshannon, County Donegal. There were no casualties other than the attacker. The UVF issued a statement saying the attempted attack was a protest against the Irish Army units "still massed on the border in Co Donegal". The statement added: "so long as the threats from Éire continue, so long will the volunteers of Ulster's people's army strike at targets in Southern Ireland".
  • Republic of IrelandIreland 1969, 31 October: The UVF bombed a monument in Bodenstown, Dublin, dedicated to the Irish Republican hero Wolfe Tone. There were no injuries.[30]
  •  Italy 1969, 12 December: Piazza Fontana bombing in Milan kills at least thirteen people and injures at least 85. Three additional blasts occur in Rome, injuring 16 people.[31]
  • Republic of IrelandIreland 1969, 26 December: The UVF bombed the Daniel O'Connell monument in Dublin. There were no injuries but buildings were damaged in a half mile radius.
  • Republic of IrelandIreland 1969, 28 December: The UVF detonate a bomb outside the Garda central detective bureau in Dublin. The nearby telephone exchange headquarters is suspected to have been the target.


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See also


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  19. Dov Joseph, 'The Faithful City - The siege of Jerusalem, 1948'. Simon and Schuster, New York. 1960. Library of Congress number: 60-10976. page 37. 'it was possible ... (that the) drivers (were) from the more than two hundred deserters who had already joined the Arab force' (as opposed to being officially sanctioned by the British Army).
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