World: Terror Targets

The world's diplomats are rightfully worried. According to a new report by the Rand Corp., there have been 42 terrorist assaults on diplomatic missions since 1971; almost half of them have taken place in the past two years. Egyptian and American missions have been the most frequent targets of these assaults (five apiece). Attacks have occurred in 25 countries—eight in El Salvador alone. The adjacent columns present a chronology, in text and pictures, of some of these assaults.

BANGKOK, Dec. 28, 1972 Four armed Palestinian "Black September" terrorists seize Israeli embassy and six hostages, demand release of 36 commandos held in Israeli...

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