US terror attacks, 1970-2011
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YearMonthStateCityDetailsTargetWeap- onsKilledWound
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2001SeptemberNew YorkNew York CityPrivate Citizens & PropertyMelee27632261
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2001SeptemberVirginiaArlingtonGovernment (General)Melee189
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1995AprilOklahomaOklahoma CityGovernment (General)Explosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite168650
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2001SeptemberPennsylvaniaShanksvillePrivate Citizens & PropertyMelee440
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1999AprilColoradoLittleton04/20/1999: Two armed high school students opened fire in Columbine High School, killing 12 students and one teacher, and wounding 24 before committing suicide. The school is located in Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.Educational InstitutionFirearms1524
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2009NovemberTexasFort HoodMilitaryFirearms1332
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1975DecemberNew YorkNew York CityAirports & AirlinesExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite1174
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1973JanuaryLouisianaNew OrleansPoliceFirearms820
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1973JanuaryDistrict of ColumbiaWashingtonReligious Figures/InstitutionsFirearms72
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1979NovemberNorth CarolinaGreensboroPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms510
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1970AugustCaliforniaSan RafaelGovernment (General)Firearms42
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1974FebruaryNew YorkNew York CityReligious Figures/InstitutionsFirearms40
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1975JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityBusinessExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite453
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1974AugustCaliforniaLos AngelesAirports & AirlinesExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite336
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2002JulyCaliforniaLos AngelesAirports & AirlinesFirearms34
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1970MarchMarylandBel AirUnknownExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite20
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1970JulyIllinoisChicagoPoliceFirearms20
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1971AprilCaliforniaRiversidePoliceFirearms20
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1971MayNew YorkNew York CityPoliceFirearms20
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1972JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityPoliceFirearms20
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1972OctoberVirginiaArlingtonBusinessFirearms23
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1972DecemberLouisianaNew OrleansPoliceFirearms22
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1973JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityPoliceFirearms20
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1973JanuaryCaliforniaLos AngelesGovernment (Diplomatic)Firearms20
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1973JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityPoliceFirearms20
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1973FebruarySouth DakotaWounded KneeGovernment (General)Firearms22
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1973MayNew YorkMount VernonPoliceFirearms20
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1973SeptemberNew JerseyEdisonPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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1973OctoberNew JerseyNewarkPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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1975JuneCaliforniaSan FranciscoPrivate Citizens & PropertyUnknown20
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1979MayCaliforniaLos AngelesPrivate Citizens & PropertyExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite20
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1979OctoberOklahomaOklahoma CityPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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1980JuneOhioCincinnati6/8/1980: Joseph Paul Franklin shot and killed two African American teenagers, Darrell Lane and Dante Evans Brown, as they were walking on railroad tracks in Cincinnati, Ohio.Private Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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1980JunePennsylvaniaJohnstown6/15/1980: Joseph Paul Franklin shot and killed Arthur Smothers, an African American, and his white girlfriend, Kathleen Mikula, as they were walking across the Washington Street Bridge in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the United States.Private Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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1980AugustUtahSalt Lake CityPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms21
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1983FebruaryNorth DakotaMedinaPoliceFirearms21
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1983AugustMichiganDetroitReligious Figures/InstitutionsIncendiary20
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1990SeptemberVirginiaBailey's CrossroadsJournalists & MediaFirearms20
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1994JulyFloridaPensacolaAbortion RelatedFirearms21
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1998JulyDistrict of ColumbiaWashington07/24/1998: An individual, Russell Weston, was suspected of attacking the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C., U.S.A., killing two policemen and injuring one.Government (General)Firearms21
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1999JulyCaliforniaReddingPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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1999JulyIndianaBloomingtonPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms20
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2001OctoberDistrict of ColumbiaWashington10/09/2001: Senator Patrick Leahy's office was the target of an anthrax (bacillus anthracis) attack in Washington D.C., U.S.A. Two people lost their lives and one other was injured in the attack.Government (General)Biological21
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2001OctoberDistrict of ColumbiaWashingtonGovernment (General)Biological26
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2008JulyTennesseeKnoxvilleReligious Figures/InstitutionsFirearms27
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2009MayArizonaArivacaPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms21
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2010FebruaryTexasAustinGovernment (General)Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)215
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1970FebruaryCaliforniaSan FranciscoPoliceExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite10
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1970MarchMichiganDetroitPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1970AprilMarylandBaltimorePoliceFirearms11
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1970MayCaliforniaSacramento5/9/1970: Sacramento Police Officer Bernard Bennett was shot and killed by a sniper, suspected of being a Black Militant, as the he was patrolling the Oak Park area of Sacramento, United States, with his partner Officer Lloyd Smothers.PoliceFirearms10
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1970MayWashingtonSeattle5/15/1970: Larry G. Ward, an African American, was shot and killed by police as he attempted to bomb the Hardcastle Realty office in Seattle, Washington, United States. The real estate office was the target of a bombing a month earlier.BusinessExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite10
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1970MayMinnesotaSt. PaulPoliceFirearms10
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1970MayCaliforniaSacramentoPoliceFirearms10
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1970JuneIllinoisChicago6/19/1970: Bruce Sharp and William Redwine, both African Americans, shot and killed Police Officer Kenneth Kaner as he was sitting in his squad car in Chicago Illinois, United States.PoliceFirearms10
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1970JuneCaliforniaSan FranciscoPoliceFirearms10
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1970JuneNew JerseyPlainfieldPoliceFirearms11
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1970JulyCaliforniaComptonPoliceExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite10
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1970JulyMassachusettsNew BedfordPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms13
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1970JulyMissouriSt. LouisBusinessExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite10
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1970AugustCaliforniaSan Jose8/6/1970: Police Officer Richard Huerta was shot dead by Emile Thompson, a Black nationalist, while he was sitting in his car writing out a traffic ticket in San Jose, California, United Station.PoliceFirearms10
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1970AugustMississippiWest PointPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1970AugustNebraskaOmahaPrivate Citizens & PropertyExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite17
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1970AugustCaliforniaBerkeleyPoliceFirearms10
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1970AugustWisconsinMadisonMilitaryExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite14
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1970SeptemberOhioToledoPoliceFirearms11
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1970SeptemberMassachusettsBrightonPoliceFirearms10
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1970OctoberMichiganDetroitPoliceFirearms10
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1970NovemberPennsylvaniaNew Castle11/1/1970: African American Ronald Mitchell was killed in a drive-by shooting by suspected White Racists in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States. His death sparked violent race riots throughout the city.Private Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1970NovemberIllinoisCairoPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1971JanuaryCaliforniaHunters PointPoliceFirearms10
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1971JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityPoliceMelee11
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1971JanuaryCaliforniaLos AngelesGovernment (General)Explosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite10
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1971FebruaryFloridaMiamiPoliceFirearms10
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1971AprilNew YorkNew York CityViolent Political PartyFirearms10
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1971AprilCaliforniaBerkeleyMilitaryMelee10
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1971MayCaliforniaChico5/4/1971: Unknown perpetrators attempted to firebomb an Air Force Recruiting Station in Chico, California, United States. However, the bomb fizzled out before it was able to ignite.MilitaryIncendiary10
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1971MayNevadaHawthorne5/6/1971: An explosive device detonated within the vicinity of Military Trucks at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada, United States. Private Charles Henderson was killed and Lance Corporal Charles Bauer was injured.MilitaryExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite11
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1971JuneNew YorkNew York CityBusinessFirearms10
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1971AugustGeorgiaFayettevillePoliceUnknown10
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1971AugustGeorgiaAtlantaBusinessFirearms10
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1971AugustCaliforniaSan FranciscoPoliceFirearms10
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1971SeptemberNew JerseyPlainfield9/18/1971: Unknown perpetrators ambushed Police Officer Frank Buczek while he was on duty in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Officer Buczek was shot in the back of the head and died from his wounds.PoliceFirearms10
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1971NovemberGeorgiaAtlantaPoliceFirearms10
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1972JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityBusinessExplosives/ Bombs/ Dynamite113
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1972JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityBusinessIncendiary10
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1972MayNew JerseyJersey CityViolent Political PartyFirearms10
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1972OctoberTexasHouston10/26/1972: Two African Americans, who might have been affiliated with the Black Panthers, ambushed Police Officer Jerry L. Spruill in Houston, Texas, United States. Officer Spruill was shot in the back six times and died from his wounds.PoliceFirearms10
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1973JanuaryNew YorkNew York CityOtherFirearms10
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1973MayNew YorkNew York CityOtherFirearms10
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1973JuneNew YorkNew York CityPoliceFirearms10
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1973JulyMarylandBethesdaGovernment (Diplomatic)Firearms10
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1973SeptemberNew JerseyNewarkOtherFirearms10
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1973OctoberCaliforniaSan FranciscoPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms11
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1973OctoberCaliforniaSan FranciscoPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1973NovemberCaliforniaOaklandEducational InstitutionFirearms10
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1973NovemberCaliforniaSan FranciscoPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1973NovemberAlabamaGadsden11/26/1973: Black minister, Edward Pace, is shot and killed in his home in Gadsden, Alabama, in the Untied States, by alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan.Private Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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1973DecemberCaliforniaSan FranciscoPrivate Citizens & PropertyFirearms10
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