Terrorist Tactics and Weapons
AK-47 Assault Rifles
The Soviet era assault rifle began circulating among guerrilla fighters, national liberation armies and international terrorists during the Cold War – and it still is today.
The targeted murder of a political or other well-known figure brings attention to a terrorist's cause.
Car Bombing (VBIEDs)
Car Bombing, a favored terrorist tactic, turns vehicles into weapons
Dirty Bomb is the colloquial name for a Radiological Dispersal Device
The illegal seizure of an aircraft, ship or vehicle is a long-established terrorist tactic.
IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
IEDs, or Improvised Explosive Devices, are makeshift bombs that can cause tremendous damage.
Nuclear Terrorism -- Glossary of Types of Nuclear Terrorism
Terrorists might Buy, Build or Bomb using nuclear materials. The types of nuclear terrorism are listed here.
Rocket Propelled Grenades
Rocket Propelled Grenades are light, cheap and easy to find on the black market.
Suicide attacks are committed by assailants who are aware they will be killed in their attack.
Suicide bomber definition
Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs)
Lightweight and compact, surface-to-air missiles are ideal weapons in an insurgent or terrorist arsenal.