TYPES OF TERRORISM
Terrorism is classified into different types.
International vs. domestic.
By methods or tactics employed.
INTERNATIONAL / DOMESTIC TERRORISM:
practiced by some foreign country.
directed by someone outside the country.
In one’s own country.
Right wing terrorism.
The establishment terrorism.
Committed by the government.
When the nation of one country undermines the
legitimate government of another country
without declaring war.
It is the type in which the terrorists who are
engaged in general oppression of the people or
the violent attacks are supported by the
One nation contribute to enhance the terrorists
activities in another country.
The terrorists seek to use violence.
RIGHT WING TERRORISM
It is a type of terrorism which aims to do away
with the democratic and liberal governments.
They want to preserve traditional social orders
and create fascist states in their region.
least organized type of terrorism.
This group of terrorism destroys the capitalist
Wants to establish socialist or communist
regime in their place.
Stay away from the use of violence.
Their ideology is influenced by socialist and
It is a type of terrorism committed by the individuals or
the groups to influence the social and political system.
It is also divided into different types:
Non- revolutionary terrorism.
Committed by groups having strong nationalist
They seek to establish an independent state.
Fight for their natural liberation.
May also include violence against immigrants.
Consider them as a threat to the native
population of the country.
BY METHODS EMPLOYED:
• Terrorism is divided into different types
according to the kind of attacking agents.
Information technology is used.
telecommunications to disrupt network
Attempt to steal or copy certain information
which is necessary to manufacture any form of
biological, chemical or nuclear weapon.
Their targets also include public services such
as train networks, airports, emergency and
financial systems, satellite networks, etc.
This type refers to the intentional release of
Biological agents spread very quickly.
They cause serious harmful disease and
sometimes death might also occur.
Biological agents include bacteria, viruses or
toxic spores of fungi.
Bioterrorists target both the population and the
important resources like water,livestock or
crops, causing epidemics.
This type of terrorism uses the chemical agents
as their weapons.
The Chemicals used by the terrorists might
have the prolonged devastating action.
Chemicals employed for this purpose are
chlorine, phosgene, mustard gas, hydrogen
cyanide and other heavy metals.
Terrorists employ the ways to exploit the
This may include:
Building nuclear weapons.
Attacking nuclear facilities .
Use different ways to disperse radioactive
Radioactive materials are very harmful causing
mutations in the genetic makeup.
Violence by environmentally-oriented group.
Their targets include forestry companies,
automobile companies, furries, research
laboratories, anglers, farmers, fish men, zoos.
The terrorists are directly or indirectly involved in manufacturing, cultivating, distributing and transporting of
Use of violence to prevent efforts of government to stop the trade of drugs.