List of attacks on diplomatic missions

The following is a list of attacks on diplomatic buildings (embassies, consulates) anywhere in the world. The list does not include attacks on individuals outside or inside an embassy, such as assassinations of ambassadors, or incidents such as letter bombs to individuals.


Year Date Diplomatic mission Location country Location city Deaths Injuries Details
1829 February 11   Russia   Persia Tehran 4+ Death of Aleksander Griboyedov
1900 June 20 – August 14 Legation Quarter (multinational)   China Beijing 68 Siege of the International Legations during the Boxer Rebellion
1918 August 31   UK   Russia Moscow 4+ Bolshevik raid on British embassy for sake of "Lockhart Plot" prevention leaves Francis Cromie and more dead.[1]
1924 July 18   United States   Persia Tehran 1 0 Muslim clerics and soldiers of the Iranian military beat Robert Whitney Imbrie, United States Consul in Tehran after it was incorrectly believed that he poisoned a well.[2]
1926 May 16   Argentina Buenos Aires 0 0[3] Bombing following the trial and executions of Sacco and Vanzetti.[4]
June 4   Uruguay Montevideo 0 0
1927 March 24   UK   China Nanking Nanking Incident
  United States
April 6   Soviet Union   China Peking On April 6, with support from Western diplomatic missions, Zhang Zuolin ordered policemen and gendarmeries stormed and invaded the Soviet embassy in Peking to arrest Li Dazhao and his family, as Li was accused of overthrowing government backed by Soviet Union. Li Dazhao was sentenced to death later, and his family members were released shortly after Li was executed.[5]
1937   UK   Spain Valencia Aerial bombings by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War damaged the British Embassy and destroyed the Paraguayan consulate.[6]
1941   United Kingdom   Spain Madrid On June 24, in the days following Nazi Germany's declaration of war on the Soviet Union, members of the Falange stormed the British Embassy with a truck-load of stones at their disposal. Embassy staff as well as 16 escaped POWs prevented an attempted break in by the Falangists. The Spanish dictator Francisco Franco dismissed the incident as a "trivial matter concerning young hotheads" in response to a protest by the British Ambassador Sir Samuel Hoare.[7][8][9][10]
1946   Italy Rome Irgun campaign; British Embassy bombing
1947 September 27   Sweden Mandate for Palestine Jerusalem 0 0 A bomb exploded at the gate of the Swedish consulate in Jerusalem. The explosion caused some minor damage to the building. No people were injured. The police suspected that the bomb was placed by a Jewish or Arab individual who was angered by the proposal for the partition of Palestine developed under the chairmanship of the Swede Emil Sandström by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine.[11]
1951 February 19   Soviet Union   Albania Tirana 0 Bombing led to the Massacre of 1951 in Albania
1952 November 8 and December 5   Czechoslovakia   Israel Tel Aviv 0 Perpetrated by the Tzrifin Underground in response to the persecution of Jews in Czechoslovakia.[12]
1953 February 9   Soviet Union   Israel Tel Aviv 0 3 Perpetrated by the Tzrifin Underground in response to the Doctors' plot and other incidents of persecution in the Eastern Bloc.[13]
1955 February 14–16   Romania    Switzerland Bern 0 1955 seizure of the Romanian embassy in Bern
1957 May 24   United States   Republic of China Taipei 3 38 May 24 incident
1958 July 27   China   Turkey Ankara 0 0 Bombs exploded at the Chinese Embassy compound and a Chinese school. The bombings caused minor damage to both places. [14]
1961 October 1   Peru   Venezuela Caracas Eight Venezuelans, five of whom escaped from a military hospital at gunpoint accompanied by three armed accomplices who joined them outside, sought asylum in the embassy, being forced out of the colonial building by the local police and army, ending in a shootout that continued inside the embassy. Amid the confusion, press attaché Guillermo O'Haggen was dragged out to the embassy's garden by various officers through a broken window, while Panamanian citizen Raúl Rodríguez was detained when leaving the embassy. Peruvian ambassador Pedro Ugarteche y Tizón protested the events the following day.[15]
1962 January 22   United States   Venezuela Caracas 0 0 Several bombs were detonated in Caracas, including one in the United States embassy.[16]
November 28   Yugoslavia   West Germany Bonn 1 1 Attack by Croatian Crusader Brotherhood.[17]
1963 September 16   United Kingdom   Indonesia Jakarta 0 0 Mob attack burnt the Embassy and smashed all its windows.[18]
1964 March 5 and 8   United States   Gabon Libreville 0 0 1964 United States Embassy in Libreville bombings
March 18   Morocco   Soviet Union Moscow 0 0 1964 Moscow protest
June 30   Philippines   South Vietnam Saigon Bombing[19]
1965 March 30   United States 22 188 30 March 1965 Saigon Embassy bombing
1966 September 22   Cuba   Canada Ottawa 0 0 (See: Embassy of Cuba, Ottawa)
September 24   Portugal   Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 0 3 Rioters sack the embassy and assault three staff members in a 20-minute rampage.[20]
  Yugoslavia   West Germany Stuttgart 1 0 Attack by Croatian Revolutionary Brotherhood.[17]
1967 January 28–29   United States Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, San Francisco Synchronized bombing.[21]
  Canada Ottawa
  Soviet Union   China Beijing See: Chinese Cultural Revolution[22]
August   United Kingdom
June   Libya Benghazi American and British embassies were attacked and burned by rioters after false rumors spread in the city that the United States had bombed Cairo. This incident occurred at the start of the Six-Day War.[23]
  United States
September 19   Republic of China   South Vietnam Saigon 0 12 Bombing[24]
October   China   Indonesia Jakarta 0 0 Aftermath of the Indonesian mass killings of 1965–1966. Diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China severed.[25]
November 29   Yugoslavia   Australia Melbourne 0 1 Bombing.[17]
1968 January 31   United States   South Vietnam Saigon 5 Tet offensive attack on US Embassy
February 21   Soviet Union   United States Washington D.C. 0 0 [26]
October   Singapore   Indonesia Jakarta Ransacked in reaction to Singapore's execution of two Indonesia marines responsible for the MacDonald House bombing.[27]
  Philippines   Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Due to the North Borneo dispute[28]
1969   Soviet Union   China Beijing Due to the Sino-Soviet border conflict
June   Yugoslavia   Australia Sydney Bombing.[29]
November Canberra Gelignite bombing.[29]
1970 October 21 Melbourne Bombing.[17][29]
1971   United States   Khmer Republic Phnom Penh [30]
February 10   Yugoslavia   Sweden Gothenburg 0 0 Two Croatian emigres seized the Yugoslav consulate in demanding the release of prisoners held in Yugoslav jails, only to surrender to authorities after their demands were refused.
April 7   Yugoslavia   Sweden Stockholm 1 0 The 1971 Yugoslav Embassy shooting. Ambassador Vladimir Rolović was killed in the attack by Croatian National Resistance.
1972 February 2   UK   Ireland Dublin 0 20 (See: Bloody Sunday (1972) and Burning of British Embassy, Dublin)[31]
February 17   Yugoslavia   Australia Perth Armed assault.[17][32]
April 4   Cuba   Canada Montreal 1 7 Bombing of Cuban trade offices in Montreal.
December 28   Czechoslovakia   Thailand Bangkok 0
  China   Philippines Manila 0 1 Attacked by suspected British soldiers.
1973 March 1   Saudi Arabia   Sudan Khartoum 3 Attack on the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
December 14   Algeria   France Marseille 4 23 Algerian consulate bombing in Marseille
1974 February 7   Japan   Kuwait Kuwait City 0 1974 attack on the Japanese Embassy in Kuwait
August 19   United States   Cyprus Nicosia 2 0 TMT attack
September 13   France   Netherlands The Hague 0 1974 French Embassy attack in The Hague
1975 April 24   West Germany   Sweden Stockholm 4 West German Embassy siege
April 29   Israel   South Africa Johannesburg 4 82 1975 Fox Street siege: David Protter, a South African Jew, seized about 20–30 hostages at the Israeli Consulate General where he worked as a security officer. The consulate was on the 5th-floor of an office building in downtown Johannesburg. After killing two consulate employees Protter – armed with two Uzi submachine guns, eleven pistols, a .22 pellet gun and about 2 000 rounds of ammunition – opened fire on pedestrians and motorists in Fox and Von Brandis Streets, killing 2 and wounding 82. He surrendered to police early the next morning (30 April), 19 hours after taking over the consulate.
  Egypt   Spain Madrid Ambassador Mahmoud Abdul Ghaffer, as well as the consul and the press attaché of the embassy of Egypt in Madrid were held at gunpoint by unaffiliated Palestinian militants at the embassy. The group left via a plane headed to Algiers, alongside the ambassadors of Algeria (Jaled Jelladi) and Iraq (Hassan Al-Naklb), who requested to accompany Ghaffer. All hostages and perpetrators were released at Algiers–Dar El Beïda International Airport.[33]
August 4   United States   Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1975 AIA building hostage crisis
September 27   Spain   Portugal Lisbon Attacked by far left activists in response to the execution of far left activists by the Spanish state.
December 4–19   Indonesia   Netherlands Amsterdam 1 1975 Indonesian consulate hostage crisis
1976 17 February   China   Venezuela Caracas 0 0
April 22   Cuba   Portugal Lisbon 2 Attack by far right terrorists.
1977 April 16   West Germany   Israel Tel Aviv 0 0 Two Israelis occupied part of the West German Embassy in Tel Aviv to protest the slowness of a trial of former Nazis in Dusseldorf.
August 18   Sweden   Tunisia Tunis 0 0 The Swedish embassy in Tunis was set on fire by a Tunisian man who had previously lived in Sweden and wanted to return there. When he was not allowed to do so, he decided to retaliate by setting the embassy on fire. A few days earlier, the man had vandalized a business and was then admitted to a mental hospital. He escaped from there. The man had a knife during the attack on the embassy. When the police apprehended him, he attempted to take his own life.[34]
November 18   Egypt   Greece Athens 1 A group of Arab students stormed the Egyptian embassy in Athens to protest Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's historic trip to Jerusalem. Embassy guards opened fire on the protesters.[35][36]
November 18   Lebanon Beirut 1 8 A rocket fired at the Egyptian Embassy killed one security guard and wounded two other guards and six soldiers from Saudi Arabia. This incident was in response to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's historic trip to Jerusalem.[35][36]
1978 July 31   Iraq   France Paris 2 4 Two gunmen attacked the Iraqi Embassy in Paris, but one of them fled during the attack. The lone gunman was persuaded to release his eight hostages and surrender after eight hours. As he was being led away, Iraqi guards opened fire, wounding the gunman and killing one policeman. Police returned fire, killing one of the Iraqis and wounding three others.[37]
December 11   West Germany   Israel Tel Aviv 0 0 Three Israeli gunmen seized the West German Embassy and Culture Centre in Tel Aviv. They demanded the abolition of the West German statute of limitations whereby those accused of war crimes could not be tried after 1978.
1979 February 14   United States   Iran Tehran 0 1 Kenneth Kraus was the first of the Iran hostages[38]
May 4   Costa Rica   El Salvador San Salvador 0 0 Four armed members of the Popular Revolutionary Bloc (BPR) seized the Costa Rican embassy, taking five persons hostage. The hostages escaped on May 9, but the group continued to hold the embassy until they were granted safe passage to Costa Rica.[37]
May 4   France 0 1 Sixteen armed members of the Popular Revolutionary Bloc (BPR) seized the French embassy, taking six persons hostage. Granted political asylum in Mexico, the militants released the hostages on June 1.[37]
May 11   Venezuela   El Salvador San Salvador 0 0 Nine armed members of the Popular Revolutionary Bloc (BPR) seized the Venezuelan embassy, taking eight persons hostage. On May 20, the ambassador and four staff members escaped. The group continued to hold the embassy until June 1, when they were granted safe passage to Mexico.[37]
May 15   South Africa   El Salvador San Salvador 2 0 Eight members of the Farabundo Marti Popular Liberation Forces attempted to seize the South African embassy. The attackers were repulsed after a gun battle with police which left two policemen dead. All of the attackers escaped.[37]
May 18   Cuba   United States Washington D.C. Bomb detonated by Omega 7[39]
June 26   Mexico   Guatemala Guatemala City 0 0 Guatemalan workers seized the Mexican embassy, taking the ambassador and 15-20 others hostage.[37]
July 14   Egypt   Turkey Ankara 3 Four terrorists from the group Eagles of the Palestinian Revolution seized the Egyptian embassy in Ankara and held a number of diplomats, including the ambassador, hostage for two days.[40][41]
October 30   United States   El Salvador San Salvador 0 2 Approximately 300 armed leftists attempted to storm the American embassy. U.S Marine guards and local police forces drove back the attackers.[37]
October 31   Guatemala   El Salvador San Salvador 0 Unknown A group of unknown attackers attempted to seize the Guatemalan embassy, but were driven back by security forces after a ten-minute battle.[37]
November 4   United States   Iran Tehran 9 Iran Hostage Crisis
November 21   United States   Pakistan Islamabad 6 70+ 1979 U.S. embassy burning in Islamabad
December 2   United States   Libya Tripoli 0 0 1979 United States embassy burning in Libya
1980 January 11   Panama   El Salvador San Salvador 0 0 Approximately 50 leftist militants of the 28 February Popular League seized the Panamanian embassy, taking seven hostages, including the Panamanian and Costa Rican ambassadors.[37]
January 31   Spain   Guatemala Guatemala City 36 2 Burning of the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala
February 4   Spain   El Salvador San Salvador 0 0 About 30 members of the 28 February Popular League seized the Spanish embassy, taking eleven hostages, including the Spanish ambassador.[37]
February 13   Panama   El Salvador San Salvador 0 0 A group of leftist militants seized the Panamanian embassy for the second time in a month, taking three hostages, including the Panamanian ambassador.[37]
February 27 – April 27   Dominican Republic   Colombia Bogotá 1 1980 Dominican Republic Embassy siege in Bogotá
February 28   El Salvador   Panama Panama City 0 0 A group of 17 Panamanian student militants briefly took over the Salvadoran embassy to demand the release of imprisoned comrades.[37]
April 1   Peru   Cuba Havana 1 2 Peruvian Havana Embassy Crisis of 1980
April 30 – May 5   Iran   United Kingdom London 7 Iranian Embassy siege
May 20   Nicaragua   Peru Lima 0 1 A security guard was attacked and his submachine gun stolen, the first attack of its type in the country.[42]
1981 March 26   United States   El Salvador San Salvador 0 0 Gunmen attacked the United States embassy with rocket-propelled grenades and submachine guns, extensively damaging the building.
July 10   China   Peru Lima 0 0 A bomb exploded at the Chinese embassy's garden as part of a series of attacks that also targeted a local headquarters of the Acción Popular political party and the Caja Municipal de Crédito bank at the corner of Piérola and Grau avenues.[42]
August 31   United States 2[43] A bomb exploded in front of the U.S. embassy at Wilson Avenue and at the residence's main yard in Arequipa Avenue, located a few blocks away, as part of a series of attacks that also targeted factories of American companies, as well as a branch of the Bank of America.[42][44] The Argentine embassy was also attacked.[45]
September 4   Yugoslavia 0 0 An attempt was made to bomb the embassy.[45]
September 24–25   Turkey   France Paris 1 Turkish consulate attack in Paris
December 15   Iraq   Lebanon Beirut 61 100+ Iraqi embassy bombing in Beirut
1982 May 24   France Beirut 14 22 Car bombing of the French embassy in Beirut. The Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners claimed responsibility.[46]
July 24   United States   Peru Lima The embassy was attacked with dynamite as part of a series of attacks that included company headquarters.[42][45][44]
July 26   United Kingdom The residence of the British ambassador was attacked with dynamite alongside the offices of newspaper La Prensa and Bayer, a mall, Hans Christian Andersen school and the Coliseo Amauta, which was then hosting Miss Universe 1982.[42]
September 6   Poland    Switzerland Bern 1982 seizure of the Polish embassy in Bern
October 28   India   Peru Lima 1 Four armed men shot and killed a guard at the embassy.[44]
October 29   United States 0 0 Reports of the midday attack vary between a gunfight between six gunmen (four men in a small car and two on motorcycles) and six members of the Civil Guard, and one attacker without the exchange of gunfire. Ambassador Frank Ortiz was not at the residence at the time.[44]
December 8   South Africa   Lesotho Maseru 3 Unknown ANC guerillas attack the South African embassy.
December 23   Israel   Australia Sydney Sydney Israeli Consulate and Hakoah Club bombings
  Soviet Union   Afghanistan Kabul
1983 February 23   Nicaragua   Peru Lima 1 0 Civil Guard Evert Medrano was shot to death by three suspects while guarding the embassy, who took his submachine gun and escaped in a cream Volkswagen vehicle.[42][45]
April 18   United States   Lebanon Beirut 64 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut
July 27   Turkey   Portugal Lisbon 7 1983 Turkish embassy attack in Lisbon
August 27   Philippines   United States Washington, D.C. 0 Three unidentified men hurled home made bombs into the lobby of the embassy.[47]
November 10   Honduras   Peru Lima 0 0 The Honduran and U.S. embassies were attacked with dynamite between 8:40 and 9:30 p.m. Honduran ambassador Leiva and his son Yuri were at the chancery's lobby in Dos de Mayo Avenue when the explosives were thrown. Other attacks took place on the same night.[48][45]
  United States
December 12   France   Kuwait Kuwait City 0 1983 Kuwait bombings
December 12   China 6
1984 May 5   United States   Peru Lima The residence of the U.S. ambassador was attacked alongside a water treatment plant and a power station.[42][45]
July 11   Libya   Lebanon Beirut 0 0 Done in protest of a visit by Libya's foreign minister.[49]
September 16   West Germany   Peru Lima 0 0 An assassination attempt was made on the Civil Guard that was guarding the embassy.[42][45]
September 20   United States   Lebanon Beirut 24 1984 United States embassy annex bombing in Beirut
September 28   Peru Lima Three MRTA members located at the Parque Neptuno, 120 metres from the embassy, shot at its façade at night with FN FAL rifles in response to comments made by then President Fernando Belaúnde during the United Nations General Assembly. Four arrests were made on the same day, with Belaúnde referring to the events as "criminal and cowardly."[42][45]
November 26   Colombia Bogotá 1 7 A bomb exploded on the street adjacent to the embassy, killing one Colombian woman. Drug traffickers were believed to be responsible.[50][51]
December 26   China   Peru Lima Explosives were thrown at the embassy and a restaurant.[45]
1985 January 17   Chile 0 0 An assassination attempt was made on the Civil Guard that was guarding the embassy.[42][45]
March 12   Turkey   Canada Ottawa 1 1985 attack on Turkish embassy in Ottawa
May 15   United States   Peru Lima 0 0 The terrorist group Shining Path bombed a number of targets in Lima, including the Soviet and Chinese embassies. Two sticks of dynamite were thrown over the wall of the U.S. ambassador's residence, causing no injuries.[51][52][42] Two police stations were also bombed.[45]
  Soviet Union
May 16   Colombia A bomb was detonated at the embassy.[45]
May 20 Molotov cocktails were thrown at the embassy.[45]
July 14   United States 0 0 The U.S. consulate in Miraflores was shot at with submachine guns.[42]
November 9 The embassy was shot at from two cars.[45]
November 13   Colombia 1 0 A Civil Guard that was guarding the embassy (also reported as the consulate) was fatally shot in the head by MRTA members. Afterwards, the offices the Banco de Desarrollo in Juan de Arona avenue and that of Avianca , both in San Isidro were attacked, with graffiti against Belisario Betancur being painted on the latter's walls, all in response to the killing of M-19 guerrilla members in Bogotá.[42][45]
1986 February 2   United States A number of embassies were attacked with dynamite, as well as a number of government and private offices, including that of Xinhua News Agency.[45]
  United Kingdom
  West Germany
April 3   Colombia The embassy was attacked with dynamite, alongside offices belonging to ICPNA, IBM, APRA and Citibank, two Sears bank agencies, the LaSalle School, and a store.[45]
April 9-?   Nigeria   Philippines Makati 0 100 Nigerian students seized and occupied the Nigerian embassy for days to protest alleged neglect of the diplomatic mission over their plight
April 11   United States   Peru Lima Explosive devices were thrown at the U.S. and Venezuelan embassies at 10:45 p.m. as part of a series of nine attacks.[42][45]
April 15   France   Libya Tripoli During 1986 United States bombing of Libya
April 21   United States   Peru Lima A car bomb placed by MRTA operatives and armed with 40 kg of dynamite destroyed the vehicle and parts of the back wall of the ambassador's residence, exploding five minutes after the end of curfew, in response to U.S. actions in Libya and in Nicaragua.[42][45]
June 22   Honduras MRTA bombing carried out in rejection of a "submissive government" and "complicit" with the Reagan administration.[45]
July 4   China The two embassies were attacked with dynamite, alongside the Soviet–Peruvian Cultural Centre and a monument to John F. Kennedy.[45]
July 7   Soviet Union 1 0 1986 Soviet embassy attack in Lima
September 18   Chile 0 0 At 5:45 a.m., three members of the MRTA aboard a red Toyota threw dynamite at the main gate of the embassy, destroying it, with debris impacting the Los Ficus building, located nearby. The date was chosen due to it being the country's national holiday, with the fugitives throwing papers denouncing Augusto Pinochet's "fascist dictatorship."[53] The ambassador's residence was also attacked.[45]
September 26   Bolivia The embassy was attacked by the People's Revolutionary Command (Spanish: Comando revolucionario del pueblo).[45]
October 2   Egypt   Spain Madrid 0 0 A shooting took place at embassy, then located at 60 Velázquez Street, between security personnel and militants who entered through a window, with no injuries.[54]
November   China   Indonesia Jakarta Japanese Red Army attack
November   Canada   Indonesia Jakarta Japanese Red Army attack
November   United States   Portugal Lisbon Forças Populares 25 de Abril attack
November 23   Turkey   Australia Melbourne 1 1986 Turkish consulate bombing in Melbourne
1987 January 26   India   Peru Lima 3 The embassy in Miraflores was attacked between 2 and 5 p.m. with grenades and submachine guns during an official visit of then president Alan García to the Asian country as part of a series of attacks in different parts of the city. Earlier on the same day, newspapers announced that the government had extended its state of emergency for another 30 days. Civil Guards Segundo Rufasto Alarcón, Luis Salas and alférez Francisco Flores were killed during the attack.[42][45]
May 4   United States A shootout took place near the U.S. ambassador's residence, at Petit Thouars Avenue. One of several shootings, some 15 explosions also took place, leaving nine departments in a blackout.[42][45]
April 30   North Korea 0 2 1987 North Korean embassy attack in Lima
June[55]   United States   Italy Rome (See: Japanese Red Army)
  United Kingdom
  Kuwait   Iran Tehran In response to the 1987 Mecca Massacre
  Saudi Arabia
September 11   South Korea   Peru Lima 0 0 The embassy was attacked alongside two police stations and two electrical centres.[45]
October 8   Bolivia High-potency explosives were used against diplomatic missions of the U.S. and Bolivia, the former being the consulate in Miraflores.[42][45]
  United States
October 10   Soviet Union 0 0 Two Civil Guards that were guarding the embassy were unsuccessfully targeted by terrorists.[42][45]
November 18   United States 5 The embassy was attacked alongside a hotel, civil guards posted near the Ministry of Health, and a Nissan manufacturing plant, where one worker and four terrorists were killed.[45]
June 9 0 0 The residence of then ambassador Alexander Watson was shot at twice with homemade mortars mounted on vehicles by alleged MRTA members, who slightly damaged the building.[42]
October 2 Two men were arrested while two others ran away.[45][56]
November 23   South Korea An unsuccessful attempt was made to attack the embassy.[45]
December 6   Peru   Bolivia La Paz 1 Assassination of Juan Carlos Vega Llona[42][45]
  Soviet Union   Iran Tehran Due to alleged Soviet support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq war
1989   Afghanistan Kabul
September 17   China   Colombia Bogotá Suspected FARC attack
October 25   Peru Lima 0 0 A coordinated attack by the Shining Path was carried out with explosives at 8:15 p.m. in Miraflores and San Isidro districts, against the embassies of the PRC and the USSR and a building where U.S. marines resided, causing material damages.[57]
  Soviet Union 0 0
1990   China   Iran Tehran Failed 1990 Chinese Embassy attack in Tehran
February 14   United States   Peru Lima 0 0 A bomb exploded outside the General Services Officer's warehouse door.[58]
March 31   South Africa   United Kingdom London 0 0 During the Poll Tax Riots
November 4   United States   Peru Lima 0 0 An RPG-2 was fired towards the empty consulate at night.[59]
1991 January 25 1+ An hour after a car bomb exploded at Lima Airport, an RPG-7 was fired towards the embassy at 1:51 p.m. The six perpetrators travelled aboard a stolen four-door white Nissan pickup truck, firing the projectile and immediately continuing with small arms fire. MRTA literature and materials related to the Gulf War were found inside the vehicle. The attack indicated a departure from previous MRTA attacks, as it was possibly intended to cause harm rather than cause damage.[59]
December 20   Spain 0 0 The Spanish ambassador's residence was attacked with an explosive that only damaged the building's windows and surroundings, and did not manage to go over its two-metre-tall outer wall when thrown. Meanwhile, another device destroyed two cars parked behind the security fence at the French embassy. A woman who had appeared moments earlier claiming to have been raped nearby was detained.[60]
  Iraq   Finland Helsinki Iraqi Kurdish refugee protest on Kurdish massacre in Northern Iraq
1992 February 11   United States   Peru Lima 2[61] 2 A red car exploded in the posterior wall of the ambassador's residence, similar to the April 1986 attack, leaving a 20 foot-long section of the 10-foot-high wall and dealing considerable damage to the interior. Ambassador Anthony Quainton was not home at the time of the attack, which continued with the bombings of at least five banks and a movie theatre.[62]
March 17   Israel   Argentina Buenos Aires 29 1992 attack on Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires
April 5   Iran   Canada Ottawa (See: Embassy of Iran, Ottawa)[63][64]
April 6   Australia Canberra 0 1
April   Germany Bonn, Hamburg 0 4
April   Czechoslovakia Prague
April   Netherlands The Hague
April   Ireland Dublin 0 1
April   Poland Warsaw 0 3
April   United Kingdom London
April   United States New York
22 July   Bolivia   Peru Lima 0 5-16 1992 Bolivian embassy attack in Lima
August   Peru   Sweden Stockholm 0 0 1992 Peruvian embassy attack in Stockholm: A series of attacks against diplomatic missions of the country began with rebels painting red pro-Shining Path slogans on the building's façade and making an attempt on the life of the ambassador in Sweden that was thwarted by local police. The embassy in London was next, being shot at and also painted with slogans in early August. Similar attacks were made on a number of European embassies, while the mission in Mexico had dead dogs hung around it.[65]
  United Kingdom London
  Spain Madrid
  Belgium Brussels
  Italy Rome
  Germany Berlin
   Switzerland Bern
  France Paris
  Denmark Copenhagen
  Mexico Mexico City
December 26   China   Peru Lima 0 0 Simultaneous attacks: On December 26, the anniversary of Mao Zedong's birth, Shining Path members detonated a number of car bombs next to diplomatic missions in Lima. At 5:45 a.m., the one at the Chinese embassy partially detonated with no casualties or major damage. Around the same time, the Costa Rican embassy and the Austrian consulate in Miraflores followed, causing material damage, followed by another one at the German embassy. On the 28th, at approximately 9:40 a.m., the Japanese embassy and an adjacent house were bombed after being shot at, with the Chinese embassy following suit 20 minutes later with material damage.[66]
  Costa Rica 0 0
  Austria 0 0
  Germany 0 0
December 28   China 0 0
  Japan 0 8–20
1993 March 8   Nicaragua   Costa Rica San Jose Contra rebels seized the embassy along with eight hostages.
July 27   China   Peru Lima Shining Path attack.[61]
  United States 0 2
1994 26 July   Israel   United Kingdom London 0 1994 London Israeli Embassy bombing
1995   China   Nicaragua Managua 0
17 June   France   Australia Perth 0 1995 French consulate bombing in Perth
November 19   Egypt   Pakistan Islamabad 19 Attack on the Egyptian Embassy in Pakistan
6 September   Pakistan   Afghanistan Kabul 1 1995 attack on the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul
September 13   United States   Russia Moscow Suspected Chechen attack
1996 June 22   Honduras   Peru Lima Dynamite was thrown at the embassy, damaging its front door, in a series of attacks that also targeted popular restaurant La Rosa Náutica, and a number of APRA offices, alongside other places.[42]
December 17 – April 22 (1997)   Japan 3 Japanese embassy hostage crisis
1998   Russia   Latvia Riga 0 1998 Riga bombing
  Iran   Afghanistan Mazari Sharif 11 1998 killing of Iranian diplomats in Afghanistan
June 21   United States   Lebanon Beirut Hezbollah attack
August 7   Kenya Nairobi 212 1998 United States embassy bombings
  Tanzania Dar es Salaam 11
1999 May 7   China   Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade 3 United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade
May 15   United States   China Beijing 0 In response to the U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade
  Serbia and Montenegro
  Myanmar   Thailand Bangkok 0 1999 attack on the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok
2000 August 1   Philippines   Indonesia Jakarta 2 21 Philippine consulate bombing in Jakarta
2002 January 22   United States   India Kolkata 5 Attack by gunmen on the American Centre in Kolkata.[67]
March 20   Peru Lima 9 32 2002 Lima bombing
April 12   Cuba   Venezuela Caracas 0 Part of the 2002 Venezuelan coup d'état attempt
June 14   United States   Pakistan Karachi 12 2002 US consulate bombing in Karachi
October 12   Philippines   Indonesia Manado [68]
  United States Denpasar
2003 February 25   Colombia   Venezuela Caracas 0 0 [69]
  Spain 0 0 [69]
February 28   Czech Republic   Pakistan Islamabad 2 0 Suspected Al-Qaeda attack
  Jordan   Iraq Baghdad 17 2003 Jordanian embassy bombing in Baghdad
  Pakistan   Afghanistan Kabul 0 0 2003 attack on Pakistan Embassy in Kabul
  Turkey   Iraq Baghdad 1 Turkish embassy bombing in Baghdad[70]
  United Kingdom   Turkey Istanbul 71 2003 Istanbul bombings
2004 July 27   Chile   Costa Rica San José 4 Costa Rican police officer assigned to the Embassy took 9 employees hostages, killing 3 Chilean diplomats and himself after a 7 hour standoff [71]
  Israel   Uzbekistan Tashkent 2 Tashkent embassy bombings
  United States 2
  Australia   Indonesia Jakarta 9 2004 Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta
  Greece   Saudi Arabia Riyadh
2006 February 7   Denmark   Iran Tehran Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
March 2   China   Pakistan Karachi 4 Suspected Al-Qaeda attack
September 12   Syria Damascus 4
  Denmark   Lebanon Beirut Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
  Syria Damascus
  Italy   Libya Benghazi
  Pakistan   Sri Lanka Colombo Attack on Pakistani ambassador to Sri Lanka
2007   United States   Greece Athens 0 (see: Embassy of the United States, Athens)
  Spain   Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa
  Russia   Costa Rica San José Hostage situation.
  China   India New Delhi
2008   United States   Serbia Belgrade 1[72][73] 2008 Serbia protests
March 10   China   Canada Toronto 2008 Tibetan unrest
March 11   United States Washington D.C.
March 14   Canada Calgary
March 15   Australia Sydney 1
March 16   France Paris
March 20   Austria Vienna
  Hungary Budapest
  Netherlands The Hague
   Switzerland Zürich
  Japan   Mauritania Nouakchott
  Denmark   Pakistan Islamabad 2008 Danish embassy bombing in Islamabad
  India   Afghanistan Kabul 2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul
October   Turkey   Finland Helsinki part of Kurdish–Turkish conflict
  China   Turkey Istanbul 6
  Romania Bucharest 19 2008 attack on the Chinese Embassy in Romania
  Ethiopia   Somalia Hargeisa 30 2008 Hargeisa–Bosaso bombings
  Greece   Germany Berlin [citation needed]
2009   France   Mauritania Nouakchott 3 2009 Nouakchott suicide bombing
  Denmark   Sweden Stockholm Deportation of Iraqi refugees[citation needed]
February 4   Holy See   Venezuela Caracas [74]
February 18   Pakistan   Iran Tehran 2009 attack on Pakistan Embassy in Tehran
  Slovakia   Hungary Budapest 2009 attack on Slovak Embassy in Budapest
July 5   China   United States Los Angeles July 2009 Ürümqi riots[75]
July 6   Germany Munich
  Netherlands Amsterdam
July 7   Norway Oslo
July 13   Turkey Ankara
August 25   Greece   Serbia Belgrade Molotov cocktails attack by anarchists in support of Greek riots.[76]
October 8   India   Afghanistan Kabul 17 2009 Kabul Indian embassy attack
2010   Bulgaria   Greece Athens by Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei
  South Korea
  Hungary   Italy Rome The Informal Anarchist Federation claimed credit for these mail bombs.[77]
  Greece Alleged explosive device defused by Italian police[citation needed]
  France   Mali Bamako [78]
11 May   Pakistan   Iran Tehran 2010 attack on Pakistan ambassador to Iran
April 5   United States   Pakistan Peshawar 6 5 April 2010 North-West Frontier Province attacks
26 February   India   Afghanistan Kabul 18 (9 Indians) February 2010 Kabul attack
2011 26 May   Serbia   Russia Moscow Attacked by National Bolshevik Party activists as a response to arrest of Ratko Mladić.
  France   Syria Damascus part of the Syrian civil war[79]
  United States
9–10 September   Israel   Egypt Cairo 2011 attack on Israeli Embassy in Egypt
  United States   Afghanistan Kabul 2011 Kabul Attacks[80]
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo [81]
  France   Syria Damascus part of the Syrian civil war[82]
  Saudi Arabia
29 November   United Kingdom   Iran Tehran 2011 attack on the British Embassy in Iran
2012 January 8   Japan   South Korea Seoul A Chinese man hurled four petrol bombs at the Japanese mission in protest of Japan's war crimes during the World War II.[83]
  Belarus   Kyrgyzstan Bishkek [84]
  China   Libya Tripoli [85]
  United States   Egypt Cairo 2012 attack on the American Embassy in Egypt[86]
July 9   Japan   South Korea Seoul [87]
September 11   United States   Libya Benghazi 4 4 (possibly as many as 30) U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi. Official and unofficial accounts vary on the number of Americans injured, from 4 to as many as 30.[88][89][90][91]
  Yemen Sana'a 2012 attack on the American Embassy in Yemen[92]
  Tunisia Tunis
  Germany   Sudan Khartoum 2012 attack on the German Embassy in Sudan
  Japan   China Shenyang 0 2012 attack on the Japanese Consulate in Shenyang
2013 February 1   China   Turkey Ankara 2
April 23   France   Libya Tripoli 0 AQIM car-bombing attack[93]
July 25   United Arab Emirates 0 Rocket-propelled grenade attack.[94]
June 29   Pakistan 2013 attack on Pakistan Embassy in Tripoli
August 3   India   Afghanistan Jalalabad 9 21 [95]
August 7   Pakistan   India New Delhi 2013 attack on Pakistan Embassy in New Delhi
September 13   United States   Afghanistan Herat 2 20 2013 attack on U.S. consulate in Herat
October 3   Russia   Libya Tripoli 1 [96]
November 5   Sweden   Syria Damascus
November 8   Serbia   Croatia Rijeka [97]
November 11   Russia   Poland Warsaw [98]
November 19   Iran   Lebanon Beirut 20+ 50+ Iranian embassy bombings
December 19   Pakistan   Bangladesh Dhaka 2013 siege of the Pakistani embassy in Dhaka
2014 22 May   India   Afghanistan Herat 2014 attack on Indian consulate in Herat, Afghanistan[99]
June 14   Russia   Ukraine Kyiv 0 0 Attack following[100] the downing of a plane with 49 Ukrainian troops near Luhansk carried out by pro-Russian militants using weapon probably from Russia.[101][102]
November 13   Egypt   Libya Tripoli 0 0
  United Arab Emirates 0 0
2015 January 17   Algeria 0 3
February 22   Iran 0 0
April 12   South Korea 2 1
April 13   Morocco 0 0
April 21   Spain 0 0
June 12   Tunisia 0 0
June 24   United Arab Emirates   Somalia Mogadishu 3 7
July 8   Thailand   Turkey Istanbul 6th anniversary of the Ürümqi riots
July 9   China Ankara
July 11   Italy   Egypt Cairo 1 4 Suspected ISIS attack
July 24   China   Australia Sydney 0 1 7th anniversary of the 2008 Tibetan unrest
July 26   Somalia Mogadishu 12 0 Suspected Al-Shabaab attack
July 29   Niger   Egypt Cairo 1 2 Suspected Al Qaeda attack
August 10   Portugal   Turkey Istanbul 0 1 Suspected DHKP-C attack
September 20   Russia   Syria Damascus 0 0
November 25   Turkey   Russia Moscow 0 0 Attack following the downing a bomber aircraft by Turkey near the border between Syria and Turkey[103]
December 11   Spain   Afghanistan Kabul 2 9 Taliban attack
2016 January 3   Saudi Arabia   Iran Tehran and Mashhad 2016 attack on the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran
May 11   Australia   Iraq Baghdad 1 Security contractor shot dead. investigation underway.
August 30   China   Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 1 3 [104]
November 10   Germany   Afghanistan Mazar-i-Sharif 6 120 German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif attack: Taliban truck bombing
2017 March 29   Poland   Ukraine Lutsk 0 0 Polish consulate in Lutsk was attacked with grenade launcher[105][106]
2018 March 11   Iran   Austria Vienna 1 (perpetrator) 1 Soldier posted outside Iranian Embassy in Vienna was attacked by a knife-wielding Egyptian national with Islamist sympathies. Attacker was shot and killed.[107]
September 7   Iraq Basra Protesters torched the Iranian consulate.[108]
November 23   China   Pakistan Karachi 4 1 Karachi Chinese consulate attack by the Balochistan Liberation Army
2019 February 22   North Korea   Spain Madrid North Korean Embassy in Madrid incident: 10 men forcibly entered the North Korean embassy in Madrid and beat and tied up eight diplomats within, before stealing computers and files.[109]
September 5   South Africa   Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi 0 0 Protestors attack the South African consulate to protest against xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
November 3   Iran   Iraq Karbala 3 0 During the 2019 Iraqi protests[110]
November 10   Venezuela   Bolivia La Paz During the 2019 Bolivian protests, a group attacked and took control of the Venezuelan embassy building.[111]
November 27   Iran   Iraq Najaf Amid antigovernment protests in Iraq focusing on government dysfunction, corruption, and Iranian influence over the Iraqi government, a crowd of Iraqi demonstrators (almost all Shia Muslim) burned down the Iranian consulate in Najaf in southern Iraq. Najaf police said that 35 protesters and 32 members of Iraqi security forces were injuries. No Iranian personnel were in the consulate during the attack,[112] as consulate staff fled just beforehand.[113]
December 1   Iraq Najaf The Iranian consulate in Najaf was torched by an angry crowd of Iraqis a second time.[113]
December 31   China   Iraq Baghdad Anti-Chinese and anti-communist protesters torched the Chinese embassy after a rumor that China killed four Kata'ib Hezbollah members who were hiding in Xinjiang.
2020 February 10   Iran   Nigeria Abuja During a protest against the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria and the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, angry crowds of Nigerians stormed the embassy.[114]
2021 July 7   Taiwan   Haiti Pétion-Ville During the Assassination of Jovenel Moïse[115]
July 13   Cuba   Peru Lima 0 0 The embassy was vandalised by unknown attackers who escaped in a car.[116]
July 27   France Paris The embassy was firebombed by molotovs to protest against the Communist Party of Cuba
2022 March 1   Slovenia   Ukraine Kharkiv 0 0 The consulate was destroyed during the air strikes against the city with no injuries reported by the country's foreign ministry.[117]
April 20   Peru   United States Washington, D.C. 1 0 A man broke into the ambassador's residence in Forest Hills at around 8 a.m. and started breaking doors and windows while the building was occupied by the diplomat and his family, causing the arrival of local Secret Service and Police units, who fatally shot the intruder when he attempted to charge at them.[118][119]
September 5   Russia   Afghanistan Kabul 8 15 Bombing of the Russian embassy in Kabul
October 6   Germany   Ukraine Kyiv A Russian missile struck a building in the German embassy complex during the offensive against the city.[120]
December 20   Finland   Russia Moscow Attack possibly by the Wagner Group
2023 January 27   Azerbaijan   Iran Tehran 1 2 Attack on the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran
May 20   Qatar   Sudan Khartoum Battle of Khartoum
July 19   Sweden   Iraq Baghdad Demonstrators stormed and torched the embassy in protest over the burning of the Koran in Stockholm on 28 June
July 20   China   Ukraine Odesa 0 0 The Chinese consulate-general was damaged by air strikes against the city, with at least one window broken. No casualties were reported at the site, although three people were killed on the same night.[121]
July 30   France   Niger Niamey Pro-coup and pro-Russian protestors surrounded and attempted to set fire to the embassy, prompting partial evacuations of both the French and US embassies.[122]
  China   Russia Saint Petersburg 0 0 A rocket was fired at the Chinese consulate in Saint Petersburg. There was superficial damage to the building but no one was injured.[citation needed]
August 9   United States   Canada Toronto 0 0 A smoke bomb was thrown at the US consulate in Toronto, at 8:15am the suspect remains at large.[123]
September 24   Cuba   United States Washington, D.C. 0 0 Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Cuban embassy.
December 8   United States   Iraq Baghdad 0 0 Rockets were fired toward the embassy causing material damage.[124]
2024 April 1   Iran   Syria Damascus 16 2024 Iranian consulate airstrike in Damascus
April 5   Mexico   Ecuador Quito 0 1+ 2024 attack on the Mexican embassy in Ecuador: Officers of the Ecuadorian police stormed and invaded the Mexican embassy in Quito to capture former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas, who is accused of corruption. The operation prompted Mexico to sever diplomatic relations with Ecuador.[125][126]
April 30   Germany   Palestine West Bank 0 1 German ambassador attacked by Palestinian Mob during a visit to West Bank.[127]

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