Terrorism in the Kosovo

The risk of terrorist attacks in the Kosovo 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 23 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 6 people have been killed and 10 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in the Kosovo

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens9450
Government8120
Police4140
Journalists & Media2000
Religious institutions1000


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Kosovska Mitrovica123100
Pristina5000
Pec2000
Urosevac1200
Gjakova1100
Kosovo1000
Prizren1000


Terrorist organisations in the Kosovo

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Rugovasit Group2000
Vetevendosje1000


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.