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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mass Casualty

Image of an ambulance   Although terrorists use a variety of methods to inflict harm and create fear, bombs are used most frequently. According to the U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, bombings accounted for nearly 70 percent of all terrorist attacks in the U.S. and its territories between 1980 and 2001. This document focuses on common sense principles that will be useful in a bombing event. 
For Responders:
Preparation and Planning:

For Clinicians:



  • This page last reviewed: February 17, 2012