The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) maintains a searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1982 through June 2016. The database includes information about the location of attacks, the target type, the weapon used, and systematic information on the demographic and general biographical characteristics of suicide attackers. The database expands the breadth of the data available in English using native language sources (e.g., Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Tamil) that are likely to have the most extensive relevant information. For see a map of all suicide attacks from 1982-2013, click here.

Search the Database

CPOST is proud to make its Suicide Attack Database (CPOST-SAD) available to the public. The current CPOST-SAD release contains the universe of suicide attacks from 1982 through June 2016, a total of 5,292 attacks in over 40 countries. The 2016 data is preliminary, and will be updated as more information becomes available. Click here for an overview of inclusion and coding criteria. The database is searchable below, and search results can be downloaded as comma separated files (.csv) for analysis in Excel or statistical programs.

Use of CPOST-SAD data should be acknowledged using the following citation: Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST). 2016. Suicide Attack Database (October 12, 2016 Release). [Data File]. Retrieved from http://cpostdata.uchicago.edu/

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Al-Qaeda Central
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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
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Amal
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Hizbal Islam in Somalia
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Islambouli Brigades of Al Qaeda
Islamic Army in Iraq
Islamic Front (Syria)
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Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Islamic Pride Brigades in the Land of the Nile
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Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
Islamic Unity Brigades
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Jamaat Ansarullah
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar
Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
Jemaah Islamiya
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Jundullah (Iran)
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Kurdistan Freedom Falcons
Kurdistan Freedom Falcons
Kurdistan Workers Party
Lashkar-e Islam
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Lashkar-e Taiba
Lebanese Communist Party
Lebanese Islamic Jihad (Hezbollah)
Lebanese National Resistance Front
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Liwa Ahrar al-Sunna
Movement for the Oneness and Jihad in West Africa
Mujahedi Masr
Mujahideen Shura Council
Mujahideen Youth Movement
Nusra and Jihad Group in Greater Syria
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
Partisans of the Sunni
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Popular Resistance Committees
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front
Riyadus Salikhiin
Shumukh al-Islam
Soldiers of the Prophet's Companions Group
Syrian Social Nationalist Party
Tajamo Ansar al Islam
Taliban (IEA)
Taliban (Pakistan)
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Teyrêbazên Azadiya Kurdistan
Turkistan Islamic Party
Unknown Group
Vanguard of Arab Christians
Yekineyen Parastina Gel
Afghan Rebels vs. U.S. & Allies
Al Qaeda vs. U.S. & Allies
Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa
BKI vs. India
Chechen Separatists vs. Russia
Egyptian Rebels
Hezbollah vs. Israel
Hezbollah vs. U.S. & France
Indonesian Rebels vs. Indonesian Government & Allies
Iraqi Rebels vs. Iraqi Government & Allies
Iraqi Rebels vs. U.S. & Allies
Isolated Attacks
Jundullah vs. Iran
Kashmiri Rebels vs. India
Libyan Rebels
LTTE vs. Sri Lanka & India
Pakistani Rebels vs. Pakistan & U.S. Allies
Palestinian Resistance vs. Israel
PKK vs. Turkey
Rebels vs. Government of Mali & Allies
Rebels vs. Nigeria & Allies
Rebels vs. Saudi Arabia
Rebels vs. Syria & Allies
Rebels vs. Yemen
Russian Separatists vs. Ukraine
Somali Rebels vs. Ethiopia & Allies
Uzbek Rebels vs. U.S.
Xinjiang Rebels vs. Chinese Government
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Belt bomb
Car bomb
Other VBIED
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