February 16, 1986 10:30
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Event Type: Assassination
Weapon Type(s): Firearms (Automatic Weapon (incl. semiauto))
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Journalists & Media(Newspaper Journalists/Staff/Facilities)
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 1 fatalities, 1 injuries
Perpetrators: 1 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "02/16/1986: A lone gunman assassinated the editor of a pro-Communist newspaper (Tricolorul), funded by the Romanian government, using a .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle. The attack occurred in his Toronto apartment at about 10:30 a.m. He was also stabbed in the chest and his wife was wounded in the attack. The victim, a Romanian national, had been in Canada for seven years. Roman Revenge claimed responsibility for the attack; however, the ritualistic stabbing pointed to the Iron Guard. Police concluded that this attack, and the attack in Montreal on 01/20/1986, were carried out by the same person - the prime suspect being a Montreal resident."
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. 188."
2) RCMP Chronology. p. 13.
3) "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. 113"
4) RWVIC p. 216