Suicide Bombings Against Trains and Buses Are Lethal but Few

This Transportation Security Perspective is the sixth in a continuing series produced by the National Transportation Safety and Security Center of the Mineta Transportation Institute. These examine major terrorist attacks and trends in terrorists targeting surface transportation. This paper discusses how suicide bombings are becoming more lethal while non-suicidal attacks are becoming less so.The authors then detail how the most lethal attacks were suicide bombings targeting passenger trains and buses, and that jihadist and non-jihadist terrorist groups are increasing such highly lethal suicide attacks the same rate. The authors conclude by stating that despite these increases, suicide attacks remain relatively few in number.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 5p

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  • Accession Number: 01753988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2016 6:05PM