THE TWENTY WORST TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES

(2011 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Location Event Insured property loss (1) Fatalities
1 Sep. 11, 2001 U.S. New York, Washington
DC, Pennsylvania
Hijacked airliners crash into
World Trade Center and Pentagon
$23,870 (2) 2,982
2 Apr. 24, 1993 U.K. London Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in the financial district 1,152 1
3 Jun. 15, 1996 U.K. Manchester Irish Republican Army (IRA) car bomb explodes near shopping mall 946 0
4 Apr. 10, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 852 3
5 Feb. 26, 1993 U.S. New York Bomb explodes in garage of World Trade Center 794 6
6 Jul. 24, 2001 Sri Lanka Colombo Rebels destroy 3 airliners, 8 military aircraft and heavily damage 3 civilian aircraft 507 20
7 Feb. 9, 1996 U.K. London IRA bomb explodes in South Key Docklands 329 2
8 Jun. 23, 1985 North Atlantic Irish Sea Bomb explodes on board of an Air India Boeing 747 205 329
9 Apr. 19, 1995 U.S. Oklahoma City, OK Truck bomb crashes into government building 185 166
10 Sep. 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 162 0
11 Sep. 6, 1970 Egypt Cairo Hijacked PanAm B-747 dynamited on ground 140 0
12 Apr. 11, 1992 U.K. London Bomb explodes in financial district 122 0
13 Nov. 26, 2008 India Mumbai Attack on two hotels; Jewish center 107 172
14 Mar. 27, 1993 Germany Weiterstadt Bomb attack on a newly built, still unoccupied prison 90 0
15 Dec. 30, 2006 Spain Madrid Bomb explodes in car garage at Barajas Airport 73 2
16 Dec. 21, 1988 U.K. Lockerbie Bomb explodes on board of a PanAm Boeing 747 72 270
17 Jul. 25, 1983 Sri Lanka   Riot 60 0
18 Jul. 7, 2005 U.K. London Four bombs explode during rush hour in a tube and bus 60 52
19 Nov. 23, 1996 Comoros Indian Ocean Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-260 ditched at sea 58 127
20 Mar. 17, 1992 Argentina Buenos Aires Bomb attack on Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires 48 24

(1) Includes bodily injury and aviation hull losses. Updated to 2011 dollars by the Insurance Information Institute using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI Inflation Calculator.
(2) Differs from inflation-adjusted estimates made by other organizations due to the use of different deflators.

Source: Swiss Re.