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National/ Separatist Terrorist Operations

Target(s) Locale Date of Action Type Responsibility
CNN Producer Gaza City, Gaza Strip September 27, 2004 Kidnapping Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
School Number 1 North Ossetia, Beslan, Russia September 1, 2004 Hostage Situation Riyad us-Saliheyn Martyrs' Brigade
Resort San Xenxo, Spain August 21, 2004 Bombing ETA
Foreign Church Volunteers Nablus, West Bank August 1, 2004 Kidnapping Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Aid Workers Darfur Region, Sudan June 5, 2004 Kidnapping Sudanese Liberation Army
Border Crossing Gaza Strip January 13, 2004 Suicide Bombing HAMAS/ Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Supermarket Rosh Haayin, Israel August 12, 2003 Suicide Bombing al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Bus Stop Petah Tikva, Israel December 25, 2003 Suicide Bombing PFLP
U.S. Diplomatic Convoy Gaza Strip, Israel October 15, 2003 Remote-Controlled Bomb No Claim/ Popular Resistance Committees (?)
Shopping Mall Afula, Israel May 19, 2003 Suicide Bombing Islamic Jihad/ al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (?)
Random Tel Aviv, Israel January 5, 2003 Suicide Bombings al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Random West Bank, Israel September 18, 2002 Ambush al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Bus Safed, Israel August 4, 2002 Suicide Bombing HAMAS
Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel July 31, 2002 Bombing HAMAS
Bus Station Tel Aviv, Israel July 17, 2002 Suicide Bombing Islamic Jihad
Bus Stop Jerusalem, Israel June 19, 2002 Suicide Bombing al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Random Jerusalem, Israel April 12, 2002 Suicide Bombing al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Ambulance Station West Bank, Israel March 31, 2002 Suicide Bombing al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Restaurant Jerusalem, Israel March 9, 2002 Suicide Bombing al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Supermarket Ariel, West Bank, Israel March 7, 2002 Suicide Bombing PFLP
Outdoor Food Court Karmei Shomron, Israel February 16, 2002 Suicide Bombing PFLP
Ben Yehuda Shopping Mall Jerusalem, Israel January 27, 2002 Suicide Bombing Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Bar Mitzvah Hadera, Israel January 17, 2002 Shooting al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Israeli civilian car Beit Sahur, West Bank January 15, 2002 Ambush al-Aqsa Martyrs' Battalion
Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi Jerusalem, Israel October 17, 2001 Assassination PFLP
Policemen Hernani, Spain March 9, 2001 Car Bomb ETA
BBC Studios London, England March 4, 2001 Bombing Real IRA
UN Mission Personnel Makeni, Sierra Leone May 1, 2000 Kidnapping Revolutionary United Front
Citroen Car Dealership Iturreta, Spain January 27, 2000 Car Bombing ETA
Citroen Car Dealership Iturreta, Spain January 27, 2000 Car Bombing ETA
UN Representatives Ocra Hills, Siera Leone August 4, 1999 Hostage Situation Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
Tourists Uganda March 1, 1999 Kidnappings and executions Hutu rebels
Greek Embassy Vienna, Austria February 16, 1999 Seizure Kurdish Protesters
Bar Uganda February 14, 1999 Pipe Bomb Allied Democratic Forces (Blamed)
UN Plane Angola January 2, 1999 Shot Down National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Denied)
Courthouse Omagh, Northern Ireland August 1, 1998 Bombing Real IRA
Hotel Nacional Havana, Cuba July 12, 1997 Bombing Military Liberation Union
Tourists Empire State Building, New York February 23, 1997 Shooting Palestinian Gunman
Subway Train Paris, France December 3, 1996 Bombing Algerian militants
Red Cross Workers Sudan November 1, 1996 Kidnapping SPLA
Pharmaciens Sans Fronteires and UNHCR workers Iraq September 13, 1996 Kidnapping Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Missionaries Manpourdit, Sudan August 17, 1996 Kidnapping Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Tarragona International Airport Reus, Spain June 20, 1996 Bombing ETA
Manchester Shopping Center Manchester, England June 15, 1996 Bombing IRA
Israeli Citizens Zekharya, Israel June 9, 1996 Conventional Attack PFLP (Suspected)
Random London, England February 9, 1996 Bombing IRA
Central Bank Colombo, Sri Lanka January 31, 1996 Car Bombing Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
26 Individuals Irian Jaya Province, Papua, Indonesia January 8, 1996 Abduction Free Papua Movement (OPM)
US Embassy Moscow, Russia September 13, 1995 Rocket-propelled Grenade Attack Russian Nationalists
Six Foreigners Kashmir, India July 4, 1995 Hostage Situation Al-Faran
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Tamil Nadu, India May 21, 1991 Assassination Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Servicemen's Bar Barcelona, Spain December 26, 1987 Bombing Catalan Separatist Group
TWA Flight 840 Athens, Greece March 30, 1986 Bombing Palestinian Splinter Group
El Al Ticket Counters Rome and Vienna December 27, 1985 Conventional Attack Abu Nidal
EgyptAir Flight Athens, Greece November 23, 1985 Hijacking Abu Nidal
SS Achille Lauro Mediterranean Sea October 7, 1985 Hijacking PLF
US Embassy/ Marine Barracks/ French Paratroopers Beirut, Lebanon April 18, 1983 Truck Bombing Hizballah
US Embassy Tehran, Iran November 4, 1979 Hostage Situation Iranian Radicals
Air France Airliner Uganda June 27, 1976 Hijacking/ Hostage Situation Baader- Meinhof Group/ PFLP
Fraunces Tavern New York, New York January 24, 1975 Bombing Puerto Rican Nationalists
U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Rodge P. Davies Nicosia, Cyprus August 19, 1974 Assassination No Claim of Responsibility
One Pan American aircraft & One Lufthansa aircraft Rome Airport, Italy December 17, 1973 Attack/ Hijacking Palestinian militants
Ambassador to Sudan Cleo A. Noel Saudi Arabian Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan March 2, 1973 Assassination Black September
Israeli Athletes Olympic Village, Munich, West Germany September 5, 1972 Hostage Situation Black September
Various civilian targets Belfast, North Ireland July 21, 1972 Bombings IRA
El Al Passengers Munich, West Germany February 10, 1970 Conventional Attack Action Organization for the Liberation of Palestine/ PDFLP
Ambassador to Guatemala John Gordon Guatemala August 28, 1968 Assassination Rebel Faction
U.S. Aircraft Havana, Cuba May 1, 1961 Hijacking Antuilo Ramierez Ortiz



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