Incident Summary:

1/22/1970: Unknown perpetrators detonated an explosive device near a private home in South Sioux City, Nebraska, United States. There were no casualties, however, a sizable hole was left in the house and windows were broken. This attack was one of many instances of violence in South Sioux City during the Iowa Beef Packers strike.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


South Sioux City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Private residence
Specific Description
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
Dynamite thrown at foundation of home
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This attack might be linked with other episodes of strike violence in South City Nebraska (197001300001, 197001300002, 197002230001, 197002230002, 197002230003, 197002230004)
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Strikers No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Committee on Government Operations United States Senate, "Riots, Civil, and Criminal Disorders," U.S. Government Printing Office, August 6, 1970.
"Beef Plant Workers in Nebraska Await Call to Work After Violent Strike Ends," New York Times, April 12, 1970.