Glossary of Weapons and Tactics

Terrorists Prefer Lightweight, Inexpensive Weapons and Often Improvise

What's a dirty bomb? Why is hijacking an effective terrorist tactic? Where does the association between terrorists and AK-47s come from? Find the answers in this glossary of terrorist tactics and weapons.

  • AK-47 Assault Rifles
  • Assassination
  • Car Bombing
  • Dirty Bomb
  • Hijacking
  • IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
  • Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
  • Suicide Attacks
  • Suicide Bomber
  • Surface-to-Air Missiles