THE TWENTY WORST TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2010 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sept. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington DC,
Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash into World Trade
Center and Pentagon
$23,140 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower
in the financial district
1,117 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb
explodes near shopping mall
917 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 826 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World
Trade Center
770 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 491 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 319 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India
Boeing 747
199 329
9 Apr. 19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City Truck bomb crashes into government
building
179 166
10 Sept. 12, 1970 Jordan Zerqa, Dawson's Field
(disused RAF airstrip in desert)
Hijacked Swissair DC-8, TWA Boeing 707, BOAC VC-10 dynamited on ground 157 0
11 Sept. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 136 0
12 Apr. 11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 118 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 104 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still
unoccupied prison
87 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at
Barajas Airport
71 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm
Boeing 747
70 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 58 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 58 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 56 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 47 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses.

Source: Swiss Re. Updated to 2010 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.