Terrorism in Cyprus

The risk of terrorist attacks in Cyprus 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 18 terrorist incidents has been recorded.



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Most frequent attack targets in Cyprus

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens10000
Business2000
Government2000
Police2000
Religious institutions1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Limassol6000
Nicosia6000
Paphos4000
Larnaca2000


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.