Homeland Security

Chronology of Terrorist Attacks Against Public Transit


Date of Attack Location of Attack Type of Attack Impacted Asset Suicide Attack

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Number of Casualties

(if known)

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April 22, 1980 Israel Grenade Bus No    
January 11, 1983 Tel Aviv, Israel Grenade Bus No 12 injured The PLO claimed that the bus was transporting troops
December 6, 1983 Jerusalem, Israel Bomb Bus No 6 killed - 43 injured  
March 4, 1984 The West Bank Shooting Bus No 6 injured  
March 7, 1984 Ashdod, Israel Bomb Bus No 3 killed - 9 injured  
April 12, 1984 Gaza Strip Hijacking and hostage-taking Bus No 30 kidnapped - 2 attackers killed in police raid The attackers demanded the release of pro-Palestinian prisoners held in Israel
September 17, 1984 The West Bank Shooting Bus No 5 injured  
December 1, 1984 Jerusalem, Israel Grenade Bus No 3 injured The PFLP claimed to be targeting Israeli soldiers on the bus
January 31, 1985 Hebron, Israel Shooting Bus No 2 injured  
April 30, 1985 Israel Incendiary grenades Bus No 1 injured (driver) The injured was the driver
May 30, 1985 Afula, Israel Bomb Bus station No    
June 12, 1985 Jerusalem, Israel Bomb Bus station No    
June 24, 1985 Jerusalem, Israel Bomb Bus stop No 1 injured  
July 8, 1985 Holon, Israel Bomb Bus station No 5 injured  
September 5, 1985 Israel 2 gasoline bombs Bus No (no passengers) There were no passengers
September 9, 1985 Jerusalem, Israel Firebomb Bus No    
September 19, 1985 Mt. Zion, Israel Gasoline bomb Bus stop No    
September 25, 1985 Egged, Israel Bomb Bus stop No 1 injured  
September 26, 1985 Gilo, Jerusalem Bomb Bus stop No 7 injured  
November 8, 1985 Kafr Saba, Israel Bomb Bus station No Many  
November 13, 1985 Lebanon Shooting Bus No Several  
December 22, 1985 Erez, Israel Bomb Bus No    
February 14, 1986 Jerusalem, Israel Bomb Bus No 6 injured  
April 8, 1986 Jerusalem, Israel Firebomb Bus No 9 injured  
April 16, 1986 Damascus, Syria Coordinated bombs Multiple buses No    
July 3, 1987 Israel Bomb Bus No 2 injured  
August 10, 1987 Mardan, Pakistan 2 bombs Bus station No 7 killed - 45 injured  
September 19, 1987 Rawalpindi, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 5 killed - 16 injured  
October 12, 1987 Peshawar, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 13 injured The bombing happened while Peshawar was hosting the Cricket World Cup
November 18, 1987 Peshawar, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 1 killed - 19 injured  
January 24, 1988 Pakistan Bomb Bus No 10 killed - 19 injured The bus was owned by the national government
March 7, 1988 Israel Hijacking and hostage-taking Bus No 6 killed The hostage-takers demanded the release of all Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails. The hostage-takers were killed by Israeli commandos in a raid to re-take the bus (the commandos also killed two female hostages)
April 16, 1988 Charaadda, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 4 killed - 11 injured  
February 5, 1989 Quetta, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 3 killed - 5 injured  
April 7, 1989 Canada Hijacking Greyhound bus No   The attacker demanded that the bus be driven to the Canadian parliament in Ottawa
April 30, 1989 Tel Aviv, Israel Bomb Bus stop No    
July 4, 1989 Peshawar, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 10 killed - 29 injured  
September 16, 1989 Evlak, Azerbaijan Timed bomb Bus No 5 killed - 27 injured  
September 18, 1989 Peshawar, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 3 killed - 2 injured  
October 10, 1989 Rawalpindi, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No    
February 4, 1990 Cairo, Egypt Grenades and shooting Tourist bus No 11 killed - 19 injured The tourist bus was owned by an Israeli company and was transporting Israelis
February 18, 1990 Azerbaijan Bomb Bus No 15 injured  
March 2, 1990 Tel Aviv, Israel Bomb Bus station No    
May 21, 1990 Amman, Jordan Shooting Tourist bus No 10 injured The tourist bus was carrying French tourists
June 26, 1990 Jerusalem, Israel Bomb Bus stop No 2 injured  
September 17, 1990 Tel Aviv, Israel Bus Bus station No    
February 8, 1991 Israel Grenade Bus No 3 killed - 4 injured Those killed were the attackers
April 4, 1991 Corsica Incendiary device Bus No   The device exploded under the bus
June 27, 1991 Sri Lanka Bomb and shooting Bus No 14 killed - 9 injured  
July 6, 1991 Rome, Italy Thrown explosive device Tourist bus No   The tourist bus was owned by a Spanish company
August 10, 1991 Athens, Greece Arson Tourist bus No   The tourist bus was owned by a Turkish company
November 2, 1991 Assam, India Bomb Bus No 6 killed  
February 7, 1992 London, England Incendiary device Subway track No    
February 11, 1992 Solola, Guatemala Shooting Bus No 5 killed - 15 injured The attack took place immediately prior to a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense
February 21, 1992 Xinjiang, China Timed bomb Bus No 6 killed - 20 injured  
February 28, 1992 Athens, Greece Remote-controlled bomb Bus No 16 injured The bomb was hidden in a metal container and magentically attached to a traffic pole
March 27, 1992 Lermontov, Russia Hijacking Bus No The hijackers were armed with machine guns and grenades and demanded freedom for two imprisoned burglars
May 12, 1992 Israel Bomb Bus No    
June 5, 1992 Karachi, Pakistan Bomb and shooting Bus No 2 killed - 24 injured The bomb was tossed at the bus from a crowd
July 14, 1992 Egypt Firebomb Bus No 1 injured The tourist bus was transporting French tourists; the person injured was the tour guide
July 15, 1992 Santiago, Chile Shooting Bus No   The bus was attacked while in the bus station
July 24, 1992 Peru Shooting Bus No 2 killed A German and a Colombian were singled out to be killed
July 30, 1992 Delhi, India Timed bomb Bus No 1 killed - 26 injured The bomb was hidden in a bag of cereal
August 26, 1992 Qena, Egypt 2 incendiary devices Tourist bus No 2 injured The driver and tour guide were the injured
September 29, 1992 Pathankot, India Bomb Bus No 6 killed - 50 injured  
October 16, 1992 Baykan District, Turkey Ambush and kidnapping Bus No 7 passengers The bus was set on fire and the passengers were kidnapped
October 22, 1992 Dayrut, Egypt Shooting Tourist bus No 1 killed - 2 injured A young boy stood watch and whistled to alert the attackers of the approach of the bus, which was carrying European tourists
November 12, 1992 Qena, Egypt Shooting Tourist bus No 8 injured  
December 1, 1992 Ludihana, India Hijacking and shooting Bus No 16 killed  
December 9, 1992 London, England Bomb Subway station No    
December 23, 1992 London, England Bomb Subway station No   The bombing was at rush hour
December 23, 1992 Bangkok, Thailand Bomb Bus station No 4 killed - 1 injured A second bomb on a bus failed to detonate
February 4, 1993 Cairo, Egypt Malatov cocktail Tourist bus No   The bus was in use by a South Korean tour group
June 8, 1993 Egypt Bomb Tourist bus No 2 killed - 21 injured The bomb was placed inside an overpass and detonated as the bus drove through
August 18, 1993 Turkey Grenade Tourist bus No 8 injured The grenade was thrown under the bus as it waited outside a hotel
October 25, 1993 Lima, Peru Bomb Minibus No 1 killed - 20 injured The killed was the driver; the minibus was parked in the parking lot of Lima International Airport
December 27, 1993 Cairo, Egypt Shooting and bomb Tourist bus No 15 injured The bomb exploded near a café
April 6, 1994            
April 13, 1994 Afula, Israel Car bomb Bus No 8 killed  
October 19, 1994 Hadera, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 5 killed  
October 23, 1994 Luxor, Egypt Shooting Tourist bus No 1 killed - 3 injured  
December 15, 1994 Tel Aviv, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 22 killed  
December 21, 1994 New York City Homemade bombs Heavy rail No    
December 25, 1994 West Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus stop Yes 12 injured  
January 3, 1995 New York City Homemade bombs Heavy rail No    
January 15, 1995 Cambodia Rocket attack Tourist bus No 1 killed - 2 injured  
March 20, 1995 Turkey Shooting and grenade Bus No 2 killed - 22 injured  
April 9, 1995 Tokyo, Japan Chemical attack Subway, subway station No 8 killed - 4700 injured  
April 9, 1995 Gaza Strip Explosive-laden van Bus Yes 50 injured  
May 15, 1995 Chimbote, Peru Ambush Bus No Passengers were robbed at gunpoint  
July 14, 1995 Gaza Strip Explosive-laden van Bus No 8 killed  
July 23, 1995 Belfast, Northern Ireland Hijacking and firebombing Bus No 0 killed - 0 injured  
July 24, 1995 Punjab state, India Bomb Bus No 3 killed - 25 injured  
July 25, 1995 Paris, France Bomb Subway, subway station No 7 killed - 86 injured  
July 27, 1995 Ramat Gan, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 6 killed  
August 17, 1995 Paris, France Nail-filled bomb Subway station No 17 injured The bomb was placed in a trashcan near the entrance to the station
August 21, 1995 Paris, France Timed bomb Commuter rail, station No 7 killed - 60 injured  
September 29, 1995 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 4 killed  
October 1, 1995 Mexico City, Mexico Shooting Subway No 3 killed - 6 injured The shooter was an angry policeman
October 1, 1995 Georgia (CIS) Hijacking Bus No 2 killed - 10 injured  
October 17, 1995 Laghouat, Algeria Shooting Bus No 18 killed - 15 injured  
October 30, 1995 Paris, France Bomb Subway No 24 injured  
December 1, 1995 Assam, India Bomb Bus, bus station No 4 killed - 15 injured  
January 16, 1996 Trabzon, Turkey Hijacking Ferry No 0 killed - 0 injured The hijackers surrendered in Turkey
February 20, 1996 Lahore, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 3 killed - 14 injured The bomb was hidden in the luggage compartment
February 25, 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 26 killed - 80 injured  
February 26, 1996 London, England Bomb Bus No 8 killed - 100 injured The bomb may have detonated before it reached its intended target
March 3, 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus, bus station Yes 26 killed  
March 7, 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 19 killed  
April 8, 1996 Kashmir, Pakistan Dynamite Bus No 4 killed - 5 injured  
April 27, 1996 Hebron, Israel 2 Firebombs Bus No 5 injured  
April 27, 1996 Modinager, India Bomb Bus No 15 killed The bombing took place during an election period
April 29, 1996 Mindinao, Philipines Bomb Minibus, bus station No 2 killed - 11 injured The two killed were children
May 4, 1996 Pakistan Bomb Private bus No 40 killed The bomb was hidden in the gastank of the bus
May 7, 1996 Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria Homemade bomb Bus stop No 2 killed - 14 injured The bus stop was located near an elementary school
May 22, 1996 Muhurraq, Bahrain Bomb Bus stop No 2 injured  
June 3, 1996 Agra, India Bomb Bus No 14 killed  
June 5, 1996 Caracas, Venezuela Firebomb 6 buses No 2 killed The attack may have been associated with an increase in bus fares
June 11, 1996 Caracas, Venezuela Firebomb 7 buses No 0 killed - 0 injured The attack may have been associated with an increase in bus fares
June 16, 1996 Moscow, Russia TNT Subway No 4 killed - 12 injured The TNT was attached to the underside of a subway seat
June 27, 1996 Punjab state, India Bomb Bus No 2 killed - 15 injured  
July 11, 1996 Faizabad, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 3 killed - 5 injured  
July 12, 1996 Moscow, Russia Homemade bomb Trolley No 5 injured The bomb was hidden in a bag of vegetables; the driver was among the injured
August 13, 1996 Moscow, Russia Bomb Trolley No 27 injured The bomb was hidden in a bag; the attack took place during an election period
August 16, 1996 Gulu, Uganda Landmine and ambush Bus No 14 killed  
September 23, 1996 Sivas Province, Turkey Shooting Bus No 2 killed One of the killed was a policeman
October 5, 1996 Bingol Province, Turkey Kidnapping Bus No 3 kidnapped The kidnapped were all foreigners
October 7, 1996 Piliscsaba, Hungary Bomb Bus No 4 injured  
October 10, 1996 Ksar el Hirane, Algeria Ambush Bus No 9 killed  
October 31, 1996 Hassi R'mel, Algeria Ambush and knife attack Bus No 34 killed The bus was stopped at a roadblock; the throats of the victims were slit
December 3, 1996 Paris, France Bomb Subway, subway station No 4 killed - 86 injured  
December 3, 1996 Sydney, Australia Bomb Subway station No   The bomb was placed in a public bathroom of the subway station
January 3, 1997 Benhamdani, Algeria Ambush and knife attack Bus No 20 killed The throats of the victims were slit
February 3, 1997 Damascus, Syria Bomb Bus No 9 killed - 44 injured  
March 10, 1997 Jammu-Kashmir, India Shooting Bus No 4 killed  
March 26, 1997 Seoul, South Korea Kidnapping Bus No 34 hostages Ended peacefully
April 6, 1997 Haryana, India Bomb Bus No 1 killed - 18 injured  
May 14, 1997 Beijing, China Bomb Bus No 2 killed - 100 injured  
June 6, 1997 Sauk, Albania Shooting Bus No 2 killed - 6 injured  
June 27, 1997 Punjab state, India Homemade bomb Bus No 2 killed - 14 injured  
July 1, 1997 Sri Lanka Hijacking and arson Ferry No Unknown The ferry was Indonesian
July 14, 1997 Guangdong province, China Bomb Bus No 5 killed - 6 injured  
August 5, 1997 Punjab state, India Bomb Bus No 7 killed - 12 injured  
August 26, 1997 Algiers, Algeria Bomb Minibus No 3 killed - 20 injured  
August 30, 1997 Delhi, India Coordinated bombs 2 buses No 12 killed - 13 injured  
September 18, 1997 Tursunzade, Tajkistan Bomb Bus terminal No 2 injured  
September 18, 1997 Cairo, Egypt Ambush Tourist bus No 10 killed - 8 injured The bus was parked in front of a museum
September 22, 1997 Jammu-Kashmir, India Bomb Bus No 25 injured The bomb was hidden under the bus
September 28, 1997 Casamance Region, Senegal Landmine Bus No 5 killed - 10 injured The mine was detonated under the bus
September 29, 1997 Cairo, Egypt Grenades and firebombs Tourist bus No 9 killed - 19 injured Those killed were German tourists
October 3, 1997 India Shooting Bus No 15 killed  
October 3, 1997 Tbilisi, Georgia (CIS) Bomb Bus No 1 injured  
October 10, 1997 San Pedro Sula, Honduras Grenade Bus No 7 injured The bus was located near a police station
October 11, 1997 Southeast Turkey Kidnapping Bus No 8 passengers kidnapped The bus was stopped at a roadblock
December 30, 1997 Kampala, Uganda Ambush Bus No 8 killed  
December 30, 1997 Southern India Kidnapping Bus No 6 passengers kidnapped  
January 1, 1998 Oran region, Algeria Ambush Bus No 33-50 killed - 20 bystanders injured The bus was stopped at a roadblock
January 12, 1998 Delhi, India Bomb Bus No 4 killed - 24 injured  
January 28, 1998 Moscow, Russia Bomb Subway, subway station No 3 injured The injured were transit employees
February 5, 1998 Moscow, Russia Shooting Tram No 1 killed - 3 injured  
February 14, 1998 Algiers, Algeria Bomb Bus No 4 killed - 22 injured  
February 23, 1998 Lahore, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 1 killed - 16 injured  
March 5, 1998 London, England Bomb Bus stop No 0 killed - 0 injured  
March 7, 1998 Wuhan, China Bomb Bus No 16 killed - 30 injured  
March 25, 1998 Colombo, Sri Lanka Bomb Bus No 28 killed - 235 injured The bomb exploded while the bus traveled under a pedestrian bridge
April 7, 1998 Algiers, Algeria Bomb Bus station No 12 injured  
July 26, 1998 Sukkur, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 1 injured  
July 28, 1998 Sukran, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 5 killed - 20 injured  
August 25, 1998 Antioquia, Colombia Ambush and shooting Bus No 17 killed  
November 2, 1998 Delhi, India Bomb Bus station No 2 killed - 5 injured  
November 16, 1998 Sarajevo, Bosnia Bomb Bus No 0 killed - 0 injured  
November 16, 1998 Uganda Grenade Bus No 30 killed The bus was on its way to Rwanda
November 19, 1998 Mindinao, Philipines Coordinated bombs 2 buses No 1 killed - 40 injured  
November 27, 1998 Delhi, India Bomb Bus station No 25 injured  
December 7, 1998 Casamance Region, Senegal Ambush Bus No 1 killed - 5 injured  
December 13, 1998 Mindinao, Philipines Coordinated bombs Bus, bus station No 1 killed - 30 injured The killed was the driver
April 11, 1999 Mindinao, Philipines Bomb Bus No 1 killed - 11 injured  
June 23, 1999 Mindinao, Philipines Shooting Jitney No 3 killed - 16 injured  
July 6, 1999 Sri Lanka Coordinated bombs Bus, bus station      
July 27, 1999 Kandy, Sri Lanka Bomb Bus No 2 killed - 20 injured The bomb was placed on the bus by a woman as she exited
September 4, 1999 Abkhazia region, Georgia (CIS) Landmine Bus No 3 killed - 13 injured  
September 26, 1999 Kashmir, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 7 killed - 19 injured  
October 20, 1999 Mindinao, Philipines Grenade Bus station No 2 killed - 2 injured  
November 4, 1999 Mindinao, Philipines Bomb Bus No 4 killed - many injured  
November 29, 1999 Badulla, Sri Lanka Bomb Bus No 1 killed - 28 injured  
January 30, 2000 Muridke, Pakistan Coordinated bombs Bus stop, rail station No 1 killed - 3 injured  
February 2, 2000 Hyderabad, Pakistan Bomb Bus No 2 killed - 9 injured  
February 7, 2000 Mindinao, Philipines Coordinated bombs 2 buses No 0 killed - 0 injured  
February 8, 2000 Sri Lanka Bomb Bus No 16 injured  
February 14, 2000 Yugoslavia Antitank rocket Bus No 2 killed - 5 injured  
March 15, 2000 Sri Lanka Coordinated bombs 2 buses No 37 injured  
March 21, 2000 Sri Lanka Coordinated bombs 2 buses No 2 killed - 47 injured  
April 7, 2000 Algieria Ambush and shooting 2 buses No 16 killed - 30 injured The buses were stopped at roadblocks
May 3, 2000 Mindinao, Philipines Bomb Bus, bus station No 5 injured  
June 14, 2000 Lahore, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 15 injured  
June 21, 2000 Algeria Ambush Bus No 19 killed  
July 7, 2000 Laos Bomb Bus No 2 killed - 10 injured  
July 24, 2000 Sri Lanka Rammed with an explosive-filled bicycle Bus Yes 2 killed - 8 injured The bomb exploded prior to colliding with the bus
July 27, 2000 Rawalpindi, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 1 killed - 9 injured  
September 4, 2000 Lahore, Pakistan Remote-controlled bomb Minibus No 1 killed - 4 injured The bomb was placed under the bus and exploded while the bus was moving
October 5, 2000 Jalandar, India Bomb Bus No 7 killed - 16 injured  
November 20, 2000 Duesseldorf, Germany Fragmentation bomb Subway station No 9 injured  
November 22, 2000 Lahore, Pakistan Bomb Bus station No 1 killed - 12 injured  
November 28, 2000 Abdijan, Ivory Coast Bomb Bus station Not intentionally 4 killed - 7 injured The bomb exploded while in the process of being hidden
December 6, 2000 Kfar Darom, Israel Car bomb Bus   11 killed  
December 18, 2000 Hadera, Israel Car bomb Bus   2 killed - 60 injured  
December 18, 2000 Sri Lanka Landmine Bus No 7 killed - 20 injured  
December 30, 2000 Sri Lanka Landmine Bus No 3 killed - 20 injured  
December 30, 2000 Nagaland, India Bomb Bus No 4 died - 14 injured  
January 1, 2001 Algeria Ambush and shooting 2 buses No 20 killed  
March 27, 2001 Manila, Philipines Bomb Light rail, light rail station No 9 killed - 60 injured The bomb was timed to go off as the train pulled into the station
April 22, 2001 Quezon, Philipines Bomb Bus station No 1 killed - 15 injured  
April 29, 2001 Netanya, Israel Car bomb Bus stop Yes 60 injured  
May 25, 2001 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 28 injured  
June 11, 2001 Jerusalem, Israel Bomb Bus Yes 15 killed - 70 wounded  
July 16, 2001 Kfar Sava, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus stop Yes 1 killed - 60 injured  
November 29, 2001 Nablus, Israel Car bomb School bus Yes 0 killed - 0 injured  
December 2, 2001 Hadera, Israel Car bomb Bus station Yes 65 injured  
December 9, 2001 Binyamina, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus stop Yes 2 killed - 11 injured  
March 5, 2002 Hadera, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 3 killed - 9 injured  
March 17, 2002 Haifa, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 15 killed  
March 20, 2002 Haifa, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus stop No 30 injured A second bomb was diffused
April 10, 2002 Afula, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 1 killed  
June 5, 2002 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 0 killed  
October 21, 2002 Kfar Musmus, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 7 killed  
November 21, 2002 Haifa, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 8 killed  
March 5, 2003 Haifa, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 15 killed - dozens injured  
April 3, 2003 Grozny, Chechnya Bomb Bus No 6 killed - 10 injured  
April 24, 2003 Kfar Sava, Israel Self-detonated explosives Train station Yes 1 killed - 13 injured  
April 25, 2003 Algermissen, Germany Hijacking Bus No 0 killed - 0 injured  
May 18, 2003 Jerusalem, Israel Self-detonated explosives Bus Yes 7 killed - 20 injured  
May 22, 2003 Gaza Strip Bomb Bus No 9 injured The bomb was placed next to the bus.
June 5, 2003 Chechnya Bomb Bus Yes 16 killed  
March 11, 2004 Madrid, Spain Multiple bombs Multiple trains No 191 killed - 1500 injured  
July 7, 2005 London, UK Multiple bombs Multiple trains ?? 35 killed - 1000 injured  



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