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Kneecapping

  • By: James Lutz & Brenda J. Lutz
  • In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Edited by: Gus Martin
  • Subject:Terrorism, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Security (general)

Kneecapping is a form of physical attack developed by the Red Brigades in Italy. Members of the group would approach a victim and shoot him in one or both knees. In addition to being physically damaging and excruciatingly painful, the technique was especially effective ...

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