Incident Summary:

12/12/1976: A bomb exploded at the Union Carbide Corporation in Needham, Massachusetts, United States. The United Freedom Front was responsible for the attack. It is unknown whether there were any injuries, fatalities or damage from the explosion.

GTD ID:
197612120001

When:
1976-12-12

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Massachusetts

City:
Needham

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Union Carbide Corporation
Specific Description Union Carbide Corporation in Needham, Massachusetts
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
United Freedom Front (UFF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005."
"Brent L. Smith, "Terrorism in America: Pipe Bombs and Pipe Dreams," State University of New York Press, 1994."