List of terrorist incidents, 1970
The following is a timeline of acts and failed attempts that can be considered non-state terrorism in 1970.
- Switzerland Israel, February 21: A bomb explodes in the rear of Swissair Flight 330, causing it to crash near Zürich, killing 38 passengers and all nine crew members. The attack was carried out by Palestinian terrorist group PFLP
- Japan, South Korea, North Korea, March 31: Japan Airlines Flight 351, carrying 131 passengers and 7 crew from Tokyo to Fukuoka, is hijacked by nine members of the Japanese Red Army group. 23 passengers were freed at Fukuoka Airport, mainly children or old aged. 108 passengers and all crew members with Red Army group left Fukuoka, bound for Gimpo Airport, near Seoul. Three days later, Red Army group asks to be flown to North Korean capital Pyongyang, before leaving from Seoul, 103 passenger and crew hostages are freed, and nine Red Army group members surrendered to North Korean authorities.
- Israel, May 8: Avivim school bus attacks by Palestinian PLO members, killing nine children and three adults and crippling 19 children.
- Italy, July 22: Reggio riots, a bomb attack caused six deaths and 66 injured on the train Palermo-Turin, near the Gioia Tauro railway station.
- United States, August 24: The Army Mathematics Research Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus was blown up resulting in one death
- Jordan, September 6: Coordinated hijacking of four airliners. One hijacking is foiled in midair and two planes are diverted to Jordan’s Dawson Field. Nicaraguan Sandinista hijacker Patrick Argüello was killed and all passengers were freed after negotiated release of captured hijacker Leila Khaled and three PFLP prisoners. The following day a fifth aircraft was also hijacked. See Dawson's Field hijackings, Black September in Jordan.
- Canada, October 5 – October 17: October Crisis (Quebec): FLQ murder of Pierre Laporte, kidnapping of James Cross.
- United States, October 22: An antipersonnel time bomb explodes outside a San Francisco church, showering steel shrapnel on mourners of a patrolman slain in a bank holdup; no one is injured. The Black Liberation Army is suspected.
- United States, 1970-1972: The Jewish Defense League was linked with a bomb explosion outside of Aeroflot's New York City office, and a detonation outside of Soviet cultural offices in Washington. Also a JDL member allegedly fired a rifle into the Soviet Union's mission office at the United Nations. Two JDL members were convicted of bomb possession and burglary in a conspiracy to blow up the Long Island residence of the Soviet Mission to the UN.