Incident Summary:

02/01/1976: The New World Liberation (NWLF) Front bombed the car of a property landlord in San Francisco, California, United States, whose name appeared the next day on a letter, sent to the San Francisco Chronicle by NWLF members, with a list of slumlords and demands for dwellings to be brought up to standards with fire and safety codes. This occurred in conjunction with the attempted bombing of another slum landlord's home on this same day (197602010001). There was damage to the car due to the blast, but no casualties resulted.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Francisco

Location Details:
1 at car

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity property landlord
Specific Description car of a property landlord
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This incident occurred after NWLF members attempted to bomb the home of a different property landlord the previous day (197602010001), and then sent a letter the San Francisco Chronicle, listing names of landlords and demands for improving living conditions.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
New World Liberation Front (NWLF) 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
Marcia McKnight Trick, "Chronology of Incidents of Terroristic, Quasi-Terroristic, and Political Violence in the United States: January 1965 to March 1976," National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals: Report of the Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism, 1976.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.