GTD ID:
198512270002

When:
1985-12-27

Country:
Italy

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lazio

City:
Rome

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity
Specific Description Check in desk of El Al Airlines
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms; Grenades
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
Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 81 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 5
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 81
Number of U.S. Injured 4
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources