Sydney, New South Wales, February 1978

Hilton Hotel bombing, 1978

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3 Fatalities
9 Injured

On 13 February 1978, an explosion occurred outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Staying at the hotel at the time (for a Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting), India's Prime Minister was identified as the target of the attack.

Three people died and 9 people were injured as a result of the incident.

In memory of the Hilton Hotel bombing 1978
New South Wales Police




New South Wales Government, Police minister remembers victims of Hilton Hotel bombing, 13 February 2008, website viewed 10 June 2011.
The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Hilton bombing sets off battle of tactics’ 1 January 2009, website viewed 10 June 2011.