Terrorism in Paraguay

The risk of terrorist attacks in Paraguay over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 60 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 32 people have been killed and 20 injured.

In 16 incedents a total of 47 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, though a ransom was rarely (5 times) extorted.

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Most frequent attack targets in Paraguay

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Business2617126
Police1514177
Private citizens125120
Utilities5000
Government3271
Non-state militias1000
Journalists & Media1020


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Concepcion289106
San Pedro2521832
Amambay2022
Canindeyu1000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.