Incident Summary:

05/14/1976: The Larkspur branch of the Bayview Federal Savings Corporation is bombed in San Francisco, California, United States. The New World Liberation Front (NWLF) claims the attack through a phone call to the police. The explosion caused extensive damage to the bank as well as six buildings nearby. There were no casualties.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Francisco

Location Details:
1 at bank

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Larkspur branch of Bayview Federal Savings Corporation
Specific Description bank
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
New World Liberation Front (NWLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
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
"Bomb Damages Coast Banks," New York Times, May 15, 1976.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.