List of terrorist incidents in 1995

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).


  • To be included, entries must be notable (have a stand-alone article) and described by a consensus of reliable sources as "terrorism".
  • List entries must comply with the guidelines outlined in the manual of style under MOS:TERRORIST.
  • 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.


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrators Part of
January 30 Car bombing 42 286 Algiers, Algeria January 1995 Algiers bombing: A car bomb exploded near police headquarters, killing 42 and injuring another 286.[1][2] GIA Algerian Civil War
February 27 Car bombing 76 123 Zakho, Iraq 1995 Zakho bombing: A car bomb exploded in a crowded marketplace, killing 77 and injuring 123 others. No one claimed responsibility but the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan was blamed.[3][4] PUK Iraqi Kurdish Civil War
March 20 Gassing 13 1,050+ Tokyo, Japan Tokyo subway sarin attack: Members of Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas onto five trains of the Tokyo subway Aum Shinrikyo
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. Carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 680 others in retaliation for the U.S. 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 20 Massacre c. 300 unknown Atiak, Uganda Atiak massacre Lord's Resistance Army Lord's Resistance Army insurgency
April 28 Shootdown 45 0 Jaffna, Sri Lanka 1995 Sri Lanka Air Force Avro 748 (CR835) shootdown: LTTE militants shot down 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 1995 Sri Lanka Air Force Avro 748 (CR834) shootdown: LTTE militants shot down 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 Kallarawa massacre: LTTE cadres attacked a fishing village, where they hacked and shot to death 42 civilians.[5] LTTE Sri Lankan Civil War
June 14–19 Siege 129-166 (+11) 400+ Budyonnovsk, Russia Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis: Dozens of Chechen rebels led by Shamil Basayev attacked the town before taking around 1,500-2,000 hostages at a hospital. After several days of failed negotiations, Russian 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 1995 bombing of the French Consulate in Perth, Western Australia: The French consulate building was firebombed by two eco-terrorists who opposed French nuclear weapons testing . Bosco Boscovich
Maya Catts
July 4 Kidnapping 6 0 Pahalgam, India 1995 Kidnapping of western tourists in Kashmir: Six western tourists (two British, two American, one German and one Norwegian) were kidnapped and held for ransom by Islamic radicals and murdered over the following several months. Al-Faran Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
July 24 Suicide bombing 6 (+1 perpetrator) 30 Tel Aviv, Israel Ramat Gan bus bombing: A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated on a bus, killing 6 and injuring 30.[6] Hamas IsraeliPalestinian conflict
July 25 Bombing 8 80 Paris, France 1995 France bombings: A gas bottle exploded at a train station GIA Algerian Civil War
August 17 Bombing 0 17 Paris, France 1995 France bombings: Bombing at the Arc de Triomphe GIA Algerian Civil War
August 21 Suicide bombing 5 (+1 perpetrator) 100 Jerusalem, Israel Ramat Eshkol bus bombing: A Hamas suicide bomber detonated on a bus, killing 5 and injuring 100.[6] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
August 26 Attempted bombing 0 0 Lyon, France 1995 France bombings: Large bomb found and defused near railway tracks. GIA Algerian Civil War
August 28 Mortar 43 75 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Markale massacres#Second massacre: The Army of Republika Srpska launched a mortar targeting Bosniak civilians at a market, similar to an attack they launched the previous year. VRS Bosnian War
September 3 Bombing 0 4 Paris, France 1995 France bombings: Bombing at a square GIA Algerian Civil War
September 7 Car bombing 0 14 Lyon, France 1995 France bombings: A car bomb exploded outside a Jewish school in Lyon, wounding 14 people.[7] GIA Algerian Civil War
October Massacres ~120 Eastern Province, Sri Lanka October 1995 Eastern Sri Lanka massacres: The LTTE carried out several massacres of Sinhalese civilians LTTE Sri Lankan Civil War
October 6 Bombing 0 13 Paris, France 1995 France bombings: Bombing at a Paris Métro station GIA Algerian Civil War
October 9 Sabotage 1 78 Arizona, United States 1995 Palo Verde, Arizona derailment: Amtrak's Sunset Limited train was intentionally derailed 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 1995 France bombings: A bomb was thrown at an underground commuter train. The train was derailed and damaged. No one was killed, but 29 people were injured.[8] GIA Algerian Civil War
October 20 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) 29 Rijeka, Croatia 1995 Rijeka bombing: A car bomb was detonated in front of a police station. The perpetrator driving the car was the sole fatality. Responsibility was claimed by al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya.[9] al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya Bosnian War
November 4 Assassination 1 1 Tel Aviv, Israel Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin: Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated and his bodyguard wounded by ultranationalist Yigal Amir, who opposed Rabin's signing of the Oslo Accords. Yigal Amir Israeli–Palestinian conflict
November 19 Car bombing 17 ≈60 Islamabad, Pakistan Attack on the Egyptian Embassy in Pakistan: Bombing of the Egyptian Embassy killed 17.[10] Egyptian Islamic Jihad
December 11 Car bombing 6 19 Madrid, Spain 1995 Vallecas bombing: Basque separatists bombed an army vehicle carrying civilian employees. ETA Basque conflict
December 22 Car bombing 32+ 117 Peshawar, Pakistan 1995 Peshawar bombing: A car bomb exploded outside a department store, killing at least 32 and injuring 117 more.[11] Unknown

See also



  1. ^ A Car Bombing in Algiers Kills 38 and Wounds 256, The New York Times (January 31, 1995)
  2. ^ Algiers Bomb Toll Rises to 42 Dead, The Washington Post (February 1, 1995)
  3. ^ Car Bomb Kills At Least 54 In Kurdish Iraq, The New York Times (February 28, 1995)
  4. ^ Iraq car-bomb explosion kills 76, injures 123, The Dallas Morning News (March 1, 1995)
  5. ^ The Sunday Times, Lighting a candle in the storm.
  6. ^ a b Cordesman, Anthony (2005). The Israeli-Palestinian War: Escalating to Nowhere. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 24.
  7. ^ [1], News Blaze (May 11, 2008)
  8. ^ "Bomb Attack Injures 29 on Paris Commuter Train". October 18, 1995. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
  9. ^ "Islamic Group Hits Croatia". by Reuters. New York Times. 1995-10-22. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  10. ^ U.S. Sending an F.B.I. Team to Investigate Bombing in Pakistan, The New York Times (November 23, 1995)
  11. ^ Car Bomb Kills 35 at Pakistan-Afghan Border, The New York Times (December 22, 1995)