List of non-state terrorist incidents, 1988

The following is a timeline of acts and failed attempts that can be considered non-state terrorism in 1988.

  • April 12: Japanese Red Army terrorist Yu Kikumura was arrested at a rest stop on the New Jersey turnpike in possession of pipe bombs on his way to New York.[1]

  • March 6: An attempted attack on an army band by the Provisional IRA is foiled by the SAS.

  • March 16: Michael Stone kills three mourners in a gun and grenade attack on an IRA funeral in Belfast.[2]

  • March 19: During the funeral of IRA member Kevin Brady, killed in the cemetery attack by Michael Stone, a car approached the funeral procession at high speed. The car was surrounded by mourners, and two men later identified as corporals in the British Army were overpowered, dragged from the car, taken to waste ground and shot dead by the IRA

  • April 23: A powerfull car bomb nearby vegetable market and many buildings, vehicles damaged in Tabbaneh area, Tripoli, Lebanon. No one claims for responsibility in this case, which kills 69 people with injures another 111.[citation needed]

  • May 16: A gunmen attack, with using machine guns, hand grenades, tear-gas bomb in Acropol Hotel and Sudan social club, Khartoum, Sudan, killing seven and injuring 21. Three terrorist arrested on suspiction of incident same day, that hold Lebanese passport.[citation needed]

  • June: The IRA shoots down a British army helicopter in Northern Ireland[3]

  • June 15: Six British soldiers are killed by an IRA booby trap bomb attached to their vehicle in Market Square, Lisburn.

  • June 28: American diplomat, and defense naval attache Captain William Nordeen was assassinated by Marxist terrorist group Revolutionary Organization 17 November by a remote controlled car bomb in Athens.

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