January 27, 1960 02:45
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Nelson, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Sons of Freedom (SOF)
Event Type: Bombing/Explosion
Weapon Type(s): Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite (Time Fuse)
Organization Type: Religious,
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Police(Police Buildings (Headquarters/Stations/School))
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "01/27/1960: A bomb, probably comprising only one stick of dynamite, a watch timer, and an electric detonator, was planted by the door leading to the coal storage room of the RCMP's Nelson office. It exploded at 2:45 a.m., blowing out five of the building's windows and tearing off the door to the storage room. The office was unoccupied at the time, and no damage was done to the interior of the building. This was reported to be the first Sons of Freedom (SOF) action directed at a police target since 1924. A SOF man was sentenced to ten years for possessing explosives without lawful excuse in relation to the bombing, and his partner was sentenced to six years and four years for illegal possession of dynamite."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 195."
2) "Ross, Jeffrey I. (1992). ATIC IV: Chronology of Domestic and International Terrorist Events in Canada, 1960-1990. Montreal, Qc: International Centre for Comparative Criminology. p. 2"