||An incident where assailants drop explosive devices from an aircraft onto their targets. Includes attacks involving drones and UAVs.
||Tulsa race riot
||An incident which involves the intentional setting fire to a target by the perpetrator.
||2012 Benghazi attack
||An attack of any type on this list which targets an "important" figure.
||Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
||When multiple attacks occur where assailants use a variety of means and methods, the incident may just be labeled as an "Attack". When assailants use a means not listed here, or an unknown weapon, the incident may also be listed as an "Attack".
||November 2015 Paris attacks
|Attempted (type of attack)
||An unsuccessful attack of any type on this list where nobody is killed or injured. Suicide attacks are considered attempted if and only if the perpetrator fails to kill himself.
||2001 failed shoe bomb attempt
|Biological attack / Bioterrorism
||An incident involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents.
||2001 anthrax attacks
||An attack which involves an explosive device being detonated. Includes grenade attacks.
||2016 Davao City bombing
||A bombing attack which involves the use of a vehicle as the method of transport for the explosive device. Applicable to truck and motorcycle bombings.
||Oklahoma City bombing
||An incident which involves the intentional release or dissemination of chemical agents.
||Tokyo subway sarin attack
|Cyber attack / Cyberterrorism
||An incident which involves the intentional sabotage of computer systems including but not limited to hacking.
||An incident involving the killing of prisoners or hostages.
||2015 kidnapping and beheading of Copts in Libya
||An incident involving the takeover of an aircraft or ship.
||September 11 attacks
||An incident involving the holding of people against their will by the perpetrators.
||Beslan school siege
||An incident in which the perpetrators kidnap people. Distinct from hostage-taking because in a hostage-taking the location of the hostages is known while in a kidnapping, the location of the person or people kidnapped is unknown.
||2014 kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers
||A specific type of bombing which involves the detonation of a landmine by applied pressure of the victim onto the device.
||Ballygawley bus bombing
||An incident in which involves the killing of numerous unarmed people.
||2015 Baga massacre
||An attack which involves the perpetrator using a blunt or sharp object. Stabbings are included in a separate category.
||2016 Magnanville stabbing
||An incident involving the intentional release or dissemination of nuclear material.
|Petrol bombing / firebombing
||An incident involving the throwing of Molotov cocktails or other similar incendiary devices.
||Duma arson attack
||An attack where guided or unguided surface-to-surface rockets are fired at military or civilian targets.
||ISIS rocket attacks on Turkey
||An attack where artillery or mortar shells are launched against military or civilian targets. Distinct from rockets attack.
||Downing Street mortar attack
||An incident involving the downing of a military or civilian aircraft through the use of surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft guns, small arms fire, etc. Does not include bombings.
||Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
||An attack which involves the intentional discharging of firearms.
||2016 Orlando nightclub shooting
||A melee attack in which a knife or other sharp object is used as a weapon.
||2016 Minnesota mall stabbing
||A bombing attack which involves the perpetrator intentionally detonating an explosive device with the knowledge that the explosion will kill him.
||7 July 2005 London bombings
|Suicide car bombing
||A suicide bombing involving the use of a car as the method of transport for the explosive device.
||1983 Beirut barracks bombings
||This incident occurs when terrorists kidnap and torture their captives.
||An attack involving the use of a vehicle as a ramming device against human targets.
||2016 Nice attack