Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Buenos Aires, Argentina--17 March 1992

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 17 March 1992

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Type of event: terrorism


A suicide car bomb exploded at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The explosion destroyed or severely damaged the embassy building, a nearby Catholic primary school, and a nearby Catholic church. Many of the 29 killed were Argentine students at the school; also killed were Israeli embassy employees and their relatives, a priest at the church, and other Argentine civlians; 252 were injured. Iran has been implicated in the attack, although Argentine authorities failed to effectively pursue the case.

Consequences: 29 killed, 252 injured


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