August 25, 1960
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Thrums, 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- Transportation (Other than aviation)(Train/Train Tracks/ Trolley)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 3 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: 08/25/1960: A section of Canadian Pacific Railway track near Thrums was bombed by Sons of Freedom (SOF); pieces of the timing device (including a watch) were found at the scene by police. Damage was estimated at $326. Three members of SOF were convicted for the offence and received jail terms ranging from 6 to 12 years.
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. 197"