European Union (EU): most fatal incidences of terrorism from 1968 to 2009

This graph shows ten most fatal incidences of terrorism in terms of number of fatalities from 1968 to 2009 that have occurred within the European Union (EU). The Lockerbie plane crash involving PanAm Flight 103 en route from London to New York, which occured on 21st of December 1988, killed over 10 times as many civilians as the bombing of a plane flying Stockholm to Belgrade, which caused it to crash in Stockholm in 1976.

Ten worst terrorist attacks in terms of fatalities in the European Union (EU) from 1968 to 2009, by location

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Release date

September 2015



Survey time period

1968 to 2009

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the number of 56 fatalities for London 2005 includes respectively 27, 14 and 8 people killed in three bomb explosions in the London underground system and 7 people killed by the fourth bomb on the double-decker bus.

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