A view of how Long we really have been in a world war with Islam
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Switzerland February 21: A bomb explodes in the rear of Swissair Flight 330, causing it to crash near Zürich, Switzerland, killing 38 passengers and all nine crew members. The attack was carried out by Palestinian terrorist group PFLP.
Israel May 8: Avivim school bus attacks by Palestinian PLO members, killing nine children and three adults and crippling 19 children.
Jordan September 6: Coordinated hijacking of four airliners. One hijacking is foiled in midair and two planes are diverted to Jordan’s Dawson Field. Nicaraguan hijacker Sandinista Patrick Arguello was killed and all passengers were freed after negotiated release of captured hijacker Leila Khaled and three PFLP prisoners. The following day a fifth aircraft was also hijacked. See Dawson’s Field hijackings, Black September in Jordan.
Belgium/Israel May 8 Four PLO terrorists hijacked the aeroplane of Sabena Flight 572 carrying 99 passengers and ten crew members on route from Brussels to Tel Aviv. In a mission titled “Operation Isotope”, 16 members of Sayeret Matkal posed as refueling and technical personnel and stormed the plane, killing the terrorists and releasing the passengers.
Israel May 30: Lod Airport Massacre by the Japanese Red Army terrorists, killing 26 and injuring 78.
Israel/Germany September 5: Black September kidnaps and kills eleven Israeli Olympic athletes and one German policeman in the Munich Massacre.
Sudan March 1: Black September takes ten hostages (five of them diplomats) at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. Three western diplomats are killed.
Austria September 28: Chopin-Express: Two Arab terrorists hijack the Chopin-Express from Moscow to Vienna at the East-West border in Marchegg. The train is often used by Jewish explants from the USSR. The terrorists demand the closure of an Austrian transit camp for Jews on their way to Israel. Chancellor Bruno Kreisky (Jewish himself) complies and allows the terrorists to evade to Libya.
Italy December 17: Pan Am Flight 110: 30 passengers were killed when Palestinian guerillas threw phosphorus bombs aboard the aircraft as it prepares for departure.
Singapore January 31: Laju incident: JRA–PFLP attack on a Shell facility in Singapore and the simultaneous seizure of the Japanese embassy in Kuwait.
Israel April 11: Kiryat Shmona massacre at an apartment building by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members, killing 18 people, nine of whom were children.
Israel May 15: Ma’alot massacre at the Ma’alot High School in Northern Israel by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine members: 26 of the hostages were killed, 66 wounded.
United States September 8: TWA Flight 841: Bomb kills 88 on jetliner. Attributed to Abu Nidal and his terrorist organization.
Israel March 5: In the Savoy Operation Palestine Liberation Organization gunmen from Lebanon take dozens of hostages at the Tel Aviv Savoy Hotel eventually killing eight hostages and three IDF soldiers, and wounding eleven hostages.
United States December 29: Bomb explodes at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing eleven and injuring 75. No arrests ever made in this case and the reason for this attack remains unknown.
Djibouti February 3: Somali Coast Liberation Front hijack a school bus in Djibouti, killing one girl.
Lebanon June 16, Beirut, US Ambassador Francis E. Meloy, Jr., and Economic Councelor Robert O. Waring were kidnapped by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and killed a short time later.
Uganda/Israel June 26–July 4: Hijacking of Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Paris) by Palestinian PFLP and German Revolutionary Cells (Revolutionäre Zellen); see Operation Entebbe: four hostages, one Sayeret Matkal soldier and 45 Ugandian soldiers killed.
United States March 9: Three buildings in Washington, DC are seized by members of the militant African-American Muslim Hanafi sect and over 100 hostages taken. One bystander is shot and killed, and Washington city councilman Marion Barry is shot in the chest. After a two-day standoff all hostages are released from the District Building (city hall), B’nai B’rith headquarters, and the Islamic Center.
Germany October 13: Lufthansa flight LH 181 was kidnapped by a group of four PFLP to Mogadishu it was freed by GSG 9 commando group.
Israel Members of the Arab Revolutionary Council poison Israeli oranges with mercury, injuring at least twelve people and reducing exports by 40 percent.
Israel March 11: Coastal Road massacre: Fatah gunmen killed several tourists and hijack a bus near Haifa; 37 Israelis on the bus are killed.
Norwegian police prevents terrorist attacks against the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Oslo, Norway.
Saudi Arabia November 2: Sunni militant group of 1,300 to 1,500 men seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca Saudi Arabia.
United States/Iran November 4 Iran hostage crisis begins: Iranian people, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (53 of whom are American).
DRMLA starts the Iranian Embassy Siege in London
Belgium July 27: A member of the Abu Nidal Organization carried out a grenade attack on a group of Jews waiting for a bus in Antwerp, Belgium, killing a child and wounding twenty others. Said Al Nasr will be convicted for this act.
Austria August 29: Machine gun and grenade attack on the Stadttempel synagogue in Vienna, killing two people and wounding 23. Marwan Hasan and Hesham Mohammed Rajeh were convicted.
Egypt October 6: Assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat by Islamic Jihad.
Belgium October 20: Attack on a synagogue in Antwerp, Belgium, killing three and wounding sixty.
France August 9: Rue des Rosiers, Paris gunning and bombing of Goldenberg restaurant: six killed and 22 wounded - Fatah - the Revolutionary Council
United States August 11: A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, enroute from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
Lebanon September 14: Assassination of Lebanese President Bashir Gemayel and twenty-five others in a car explosion at the Kataeb headquarters.
Belgium September 18: Four people are wounded when a synagogue in Brussels is attacked in a “shoot and run” incident. Guards were taken by surprise and the gunman, believed to be from the Abu Nidal Organization, escaped.
Italy October 9: Attack with grenades and machine guns on the central synagogue in Rome, Italy. A child dies, ten people are injured.
Lebanon April 18: U.S. Embassy Bombing in Beirut, Lebanon kills 63.
United Arab Emirates September 23: Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
Lebanon October 23: Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut kills 241 U.S. Marines. 58 French troops from the multinational force are also killed in a separate attack.
Israel March 7: three killed and nine injured in the bombing of a civilian bus in Ashdod.
Israel April 2: 48 people are wounded by a machine gun attack on a crowded shopping mall in Jerusalem.
Lebanon September 20: U.S. embassy annex bombed in Beirut killing 20.
France February 23: Paris Marks & Spencer shop, one bomb, one dead, 18 wounded, attributed to pro-Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah.
France March 9: Paris, Cinema Rivoli, 18 injured, pro-Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah
Greece June 14: TWA Flight 847 skyjacking, Hezbollah Terrorists take passengers of an Athens-Rome flight hostage, murdering US Navy Seaman, Robert Stethem.
India/Canada June 22: Air India Flight 182 is blown up by a bomb put onboard the flight from Canada to India by unknown terrorists. All 329 people on board, most of them Canadian citizens, are killed. At the time, the deadliest terrorist attack ever, and still the deadliest act of terrorism in Canadian history. A second Air India flight from Canada was targeted on the same day, but the bomb exploded at the Tokyo airport, in the luggage outside the aircraft, killing two baggage handlers, bringing the total death toll of the act to 331.
Denmark July 22: Two near-simultaneous bombs in Copenhagen, at the Jewish synagogue and at the offices of Northwest Orient, explode, killing one and injuring 32. The bombers are interrupted while placing a third, more powerful, bomb, which they later dispose of in the city’s harbour. The bombs are later linked to Islamic Jihad.
Egypt/Italy October 7 – October 10: Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking by Palestinian Liberation Front, during which passenger Leon Klinghoffer is shot dead.
Malta November 23: EgyptAir Flight 648 hijacked by Abu Nidal group, flown to Malta, where Egyptian commandos storm plane; 60 are killed by gunfire and explosions.
France December 7: Paris, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps shops, two bombs, 51 injured, attributed to pro-Iranian Lebanese Hizbollah
Israel A bomb place on a bus in the West Bank kills one and severely injures three. A Jordanian Mahmoud Mahmoud Atta is arrested, extradited to Israel, convicted, sentenced to life in prison and freed by the Israeli Supreme Court. After the September 11 attacks, he was confused with ringleader Egyptian Mohammed Atta.
France February 3: Paris, Claridge passage (Champs Élysées) seven injured, another bomb failed to explode in the Eiffel tower, pro-Iranian (Fouad Ali Saleh group)
France February 4: Paris, Gibert book shop, seven injured, Fouad Ali Saleh
France February 5: Paris, FNAC-sports, 15 injured
France March 17: TGV Paris, nine injured
France March 20: Paris, Galerie Point-Show bombed, two dead, 21 injured
Greece April 2: TWA Flight 840 bombed on approach to Athens airport; four passengers (all of them American), including an infant, are killed.
Germany April 6: the La Belle discotheque in Berlin, a known hangout for U.S. soldiers, was bombed, killing three and injuring 230 people, for which Libya is held responsible. In retaliation, the US bombs Libya in Operation El Dorado Canyon, hitting civilian targets and killing at least 100 people, while trying to kill Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, who survived the attack.
Pakistan September 5: Pan Am Flight 73, an American civilian airliner, is hijacked; 22 people die when plane is stormed in Karachi, Pakistan.
France September 8: Paris town hall’s post office bombed, one dead, 16 injured
France September 12: Paris La Défense, Casino Supermarket’s restaurant bombed, 43 injured
France September 14: Paris, Pub Renault bombed, two dead, one injured
France September 15: Paris, police headquarters bombed, one dead, 45 injured
France September 17: Paris, Rue de Rennes a bomb explodes in the street, seven dead, 54 injured.
Iraq December 25: Iraqi Airways Flight 163 is hijacked. The pro-Iranian group “Islamic Jihad” claimed responsibility.
United Kingdom December 21: Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. At the time, it was the worst act of terrorism perpetrated against the United States, and involved the greatest number of peacetime fatalities (270) in the United Kingdom. Just over 12 years after the event, at the conclusion of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial, a Libyan agent, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, was convicted on 270 counts of murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Libya subsequently agreed to pay relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims $2.7 billion ($10 million each) in compensation.
United States Month Unk.: Jordanian terrorist detonates bomb on railroad tracks ahead of US Duty Train enroute from West Germany to West Berlin while traversing East Germany. No significant injuries.
Saudi Arabia July 9: Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
France September 19: Suitcase-bomb destroys UTA Flight UT-772 en route to Paris, killing all 171 passengers and crew. Libyan intelligence involved.
Israel PLF attack in the beaches on Tel Aviv.
Israel PLO attack on the US embassy.
United States November 5: Assassination of Meir Kahane head of Israel’s Koch party and founder of the American vigilante group the Jewish Defense League in a Manhattan, New York hotel lobby by early elements of Al Queda.
People’s Republic of China February 5: Three civilians were killed and 29 injured by East Turkestan Islamic Movement two bus bombs in Urumqi (see: 5 February 1992 Urumqi Bombings)
Argentina March 17: Israeli Embassy bombing by “Islamic Jihad” in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 29 killed, 242 injured.
Canada April 5, 1992: The Iranian embassy in Ottawa is stormed by members of MEK, an Iraq-supported religious right group.
United States, January 25: Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani, fires an AK-47 assault rifle into cars waiting at a stoplight in front of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, killing two and injuring three others.
United States, February 26: World Trade Center bombing kills six and injures over 1000 people, by coalition of five groups: Jamaat Al-Fuqra’/Gamaat Islamiya/Hamas/Islamic Jihad/National Islamic Front.
Israel, April 16: Hamas kill 2 in Mehola Junction bombing.
Israel, February 25: Cave of the Patriarchs massacre – Baruch Goldstein kills 29 Palestinian civilians in an attack in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
United States, March 1: In the Brooklyn Bridge Shooting, Rashid Baz kills a Hasidic seminary student and wounds four on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City in response to the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre.
Panama, July 19: Alas Chiricanas Flight 00901 is bombed, killing 21. Generally attributed to Hezbollah.
United Kingdom, July 26: Israeli Embassy Attack in London and a Jewish charity are car-bombed, wounding 20. Attributed by Britain, Argentina, and Israel to Hezbollah.
Philippines, December 11: A small bomb explodes on board Philippine Airlines Flight 434, killing a Japanese businessman. Authorities found out that Ramzi Yousef planted the bomb to test it for his planned terrorist attack.
France, December 24: Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked by GIA members who planned to crash the plane on Paris but didn’t succeed.
Philippines, January 6: Oplan Bojinka plot to bomb eleven U.S. airliners is discovered on a laptop computer in a Manila apartment by authorities after an apartment fire occurred in the apartment, by Jemaah Islamiyah/Konsojaya/Abu Sayyaf Group/Ramzi Yousef/Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.
Pakistan, Flag of the United States United States, March 8: Terrorists in Karachi, armed with automatic rifles, murdered two American consulate employees and wounded a third as they traveled in the consulate shuttle bus.
Latvia, May 6: A synagogue is bombed by terrorists in Riga.
France, July–October: Bombings in France by a GIA unit led by Khaled Kelkal kill eight and injure more than 100.
Saudi Arabia, November 13: Bombing of OPM-SANG building in Riyadh kills seven
Pakistan/Egypt, November 19: Bombing of Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad kills 19.
Israel, February 25 - March 4: A series of four suicide bombings leave 60 dead and 284 wounded within ten days.
Egypt, April 18: 18 people are killed when Islamist gunmen fire on the Europa hotel in Cairo.
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, June 25: Khobar Towers bombing – In all, 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi were killed and 372 wounded, by Hizballah Al-Hijaz (Saudi Hizballah) with Iranian support.
France, October 17: The Algerian Armed Islamic Group bombs an underground train injuring 28 people. 
United States, February 24: Ali Abu Kamal opens fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claims this was a punishment attack against the “enemies of Palestine”. His widow claimed he became suicidal after losing $300,000 in a business venture. In a 2007 interview with the New York Daily News his daughter said her mother’s story was a cover crafted by the Palestinian Authority and that her father wanted to punish the United States for its support of Israel.
Egypt, November 17: Luxor Massacre – Islamist gunmen attack tourists at Deir el-Bahri in Luxor, killing 62 and injuring 24 people, most of them European and Japanese holidaymakers.
Algeria, January 11: Sidi-Hamed massacre Between 120 and 400 people are killed when the Armed Islamic Group bombs a mosque in Haouche Sahraoui and opens fire on civilians in a cinema in Sidi Ahmen.
India, February 14: Bombings by suspected Islamic Jihadi groups on an election rally in the city of Coimbatore kill about 60 people.
Tanzania/Kenya Flag of the United States United States, August 7: U.S. embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, killing 225 people and injuring more than 4,000, by al-Qaeda.
Pakistan, January 3: Gunmen open fire on Shi’a Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
Jordan, December: Jordanian authorities foil a plot to bomb US and Israeli tourists and pick up 28 suspects as part of the 2000 millennium attack plots
United States, December 14: Ahmed Ressam is arrested on the United States-Canada border in Port Angeles, Washington; he confessed to planning to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport as part of the 2000 millennium attack plots
India, December 24: Indian Airlines Flight 814 from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Delhi is hijacked. One passenger is killed and some hostages are released. After negotiations between the Taliban and the Indian government, the last of the remaining hostages on board Flight 814 are released in exchange for release of four terrorists.
United States. The last of the 2000 millennium attack plots fails, as the boat meant to bomb USS The Sullivan sinks.
Germany. Police foil the Strasbourg cathedral bombing plot.
Pakistan, May: The Balochistan Liberation Army begins its attacks against government and military targets in Balochistan.
Yemen/United States, October 12: USS Cole bombing kills 17 US sailors and wounds 40 off the port of Aden, by al-Qaeda;
Indonesia, December 24: Christmas Eve 2000 Indonesia bombings, terrorists blow up churches in Indonesia killing 17 and injuring more than 150 people.
Philippines, December 30: Rizal Day Bombings, terrorists blow up LRts in Manila, killing 22 and injuring more than 100 people.
Israel, March 26: 10-months-old Israeli infant Shalhevet Pass is intentionally and fatally shot in the head by a Palestinian sniper in Hebron.
Philippines,May 28: Militants of Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 20 tourists from the Dos Palmas resort on the Island of Palawan. 5 of the hostages were killed later.
Israel, June 1: 21 civilians, mostly teenagers from the former Soviet Union, are killed by a Hamas suicide bomber in the Dolphinarium massacre in Tel Aviv.
Israel, August 9: A suicide bomber in Jerusalem kills seven and wounds 130 in the Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing; Hamas and Islamic Jihad claim responsibility.
United States, September 11: Attacks kill 2,997 immediately, and many more later from exposure to toxic dust in a series of hijacked airliner crashes into two U.S. landmarks: the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, and The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth plane, originally intended to hit the United States Capitol Building, crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after an apparent revolt against the hijackers by the plane’s passengers; by Al-Qaeda, being the most catastrophic terrorist event ever known.
France, September 13: Paris embassy attack plot foiled.
Israel, October 17: Tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi is assassinated by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
United States, December 12: Jewish Defense League plot by Chairman Irv Rubin and follower Earl Krugel to blow up the King Fahd Mosque in Culver City, California, and the office of Lebanese-American Rep. Darrell Issa, foiled.
United States, December 22: Richard Reid, attempting to destroy American Airlines Flight 63, is subdued by passengers and flight attendants before he could detonate his shoe bomb.
Singapore: Singapore embassies attack plot foiled.
Pakistan, January: Kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl by Pakistani terrorists.
India, January 22: Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on guards at the American Center in Kolkata, killing five people.
Israel, January 25: 25 people were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a cafe on a pedestrian mall near Tel Aviv’s old central bus station.
Israel, January 30: An 81-year-old man was killed and over 150 people were wounded, four seriously, in a suicide bombing in the center of Jerusalem. The female terrorist, identified as a Fatah member, was armed with more than 10 kilos of explosives.
Israel, February 16: Two teenagers were killed and about 30 people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pizzeria in the shopping mall in Karnei Shomron. A third person subsequently died of his injuries. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, February 18: An Israeli Bedouin policeman was killed by a suicide bomber whom he had stopped for questioning on the Ma’ale Adumim-Jerusalem road. The terrorist succeeded in detonating the bomb in his car. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, February 27: A Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up at a roadblock on the Jerusalem-Modi’in highway, injuring three policemen.
Israel, March 2: Eleven people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a suicide bombing near a yeshiva in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a bar-mitzvah celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 5: One person was killed and a large number injured, most lightly, when a suicide bomber exploded in an Egged bus as it entered the Afula central bus station. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 7: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the lobby of a hotel in Ariel. 15 people were injured, one seriously. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 9: 11 people were killed and 54 injured, 10 of them seriously, when a suicide bomber exploded in the crowded Moment cafe in the center of Jerusalem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 17: A suicide bomber exploded himself near an Egged bus at the French Hill junction in northern Jerusalem. 25 people were lightly injured.
Israel, March 20: Four soldiers and three others were killed, and about 30 wounded, several seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus near Afula. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Peru, March 21: At least nine people were killed and 30 injured by a powerful car bomb which went off near the United States embassy in Lima.
Israel, March 21: Three people were killed and 86 injured, 3 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing in the center of Jerusalem. The terrorist detonated the bomb, packed with metal spikes and nails, in the center of a crowd of shoppers. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 27: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 30 and injures 140 during Passover festivities in a hotel in Netanya in the Passover massacre.
Israel, March 29: Two people were killed and 28 injured, two seriously, when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a supermarket in Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 30: One person was killed and about 30 people were injured in a suicide bombing in a cafe in Tel-Aviv. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, March 31: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 15 and injures over 40 in Haifa in the Matza restaurant massacre.
Israel, March 31: A paramedic and three others were very seriously injured in a suicide bombing at the emergency medical center in Efrat, south of Jerusalem.
Israel, April 1: A police officer was killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in his car after being stopped at a roadblock. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, April 10: Eight people were killed and 22 injured in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus near Kibbutz Yagur, east of Haifa. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Tunisia, April 11: A natural gas truck fitted with explosives is driven into a synagogue by an al-Qaeda member, killing 21 and wounding more than 30 in the Ghriba Synagogue Attack.
Israel, April 12: Six people were killed and 104 wounded when a woman suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda open-air market. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, May 7: 16 people were killed and 55 wounded in a suicide bombing in a crowded game club in Rishon Lezion, southeast of Tel-Aviv, which caused part of the building to collapse. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Pakistan, May 8: May 8 Bus Attack in Karachi kills eleven Frenchmen and two Pakistanis.
India, May 13: Twelve people are killed in the Jaunpur train crash, caused when Islamic extremists cut the rails.
Israel, May 19: Three people were killed and 59 injured, 10 seriously, when a suicide bomber, disguised as a soldier, blew himself up in the market in Netanya. Both Hamas and the PFLP took responsibility for the attack.
Israel, May 20: A suicide bomber, apparently bound for Afula, killed himself after policemen approached him for questioning at a bus stop. There were no other injuries.
Israel, May 22: Two people were killed and about 40 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated himself in downtown Rishon Lezion.
Israel, May 23: In the 2002 Pi Glilot bombing, disaster was averted when sprinklers put out a fire after a diesel truck was detonated in a gas depot. The bombing could have caused a chain reaction, killing thousands of people.
Israel, May 24: A security guard opened fire on a terrorist attempting to ram a car bomb into a disco in Tel Aviv. The terrorist was killed and five Israelis slightly injured when the bomb exploded prematurely.
Israel, May 27: A grandmother and her infant granddaughter were killed and 37 people were injured, some seriously, when a suicide bomber detonated himself near an ice cream parlor in Petah Tikva. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, June 5: 17 people were killed and 38 injured when a car packed with explosives struck an Egged bus at the Megiddo junction near Afula. The bus, which burst into flames, was completely destroyed. The terrorist was killed in the blast. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, June 11: A 14-year-old girl was killed and 15 others were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb at a restaurant in Herzliya.
Pakistan, June 14: Car bomb at US Consulate in Karachi kills twelve.
Israel, June 18: A Hamas suicide bomber detonates himself on a bus in Jerusalem in the Patt junction massacre. The attack kills 19 people and wounds over 74.
Israel, June 19: Seven people were killed and 50 injured, three critically, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the French Hill bus stop in northern Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.
Saudi Arabia, June 20: Car bomb in Riyadh kills Simon Veness, a British national.
United States, July 4: An Egyptian gunman opens fire at an El Al ticket counter in Los Angeles International Airport, killing two Israelis before being killed himself.
Israel, July 16: Nine people were killed and 20 injured in a terrorist attack on a bus traveling from Bnei Brak to Emmanuel. An explosive charge was detonated next to the bullet-resistant bus. The terrorists waited in ambush, reportedly wearing Israeli army uniforms, and opened fire on the bus. While four terror organizations claimed responsibility for the attack, it was apparently carried out by the same Hamas cell which carried out the attack in Emmanuel on Dec 12, 2001.
Israel, July 17: Five people were killed - two Israeli and three foreign workers - and about 40 were injured, four seriously, in a double suicide bombing on Neve Shaanan Street near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, July 30: Five people suffered light to moderate injuries in a suicide bombing at a felafel stand in central Jerusalem. The bomber, who was killed, apparently exploded prematurely.
Israel, July 31: Nine people were killed and 85 wounded, 14 of them seriously, when a bomb exploded in the Frank Sinatra student center cafeteria on the Hebrew University’s Mt. Scopus campus. The explosive device was planted inside the cafeteria, which was gutted by the explosion. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, August 4: Nine people were killed and some 50 wounded in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus at the Meron junction in the Galilee. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, August 5: A bomb exploded in a car at the Umm al-Fahm junction in northern Israel, killing the terrorist and wounding the driver, an Arab Israeli resident of Nazareth.
Israel, September 18: A policeman was killed and three people were wounded in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Umm al-Fahm junction. The terrorist, who was apparently planning to detonate the bomb after boarding a bus, set the charge off early when approached for questioning. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, September 19: Six people were killed and about 70 wounded when a terrorist detonated a bomb in a bus opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Hamas claimed responsbility for the attack.
India, September 25: Two terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group raid the Akshardham temple complex in Ahmedabad, killing 30 people and injuring many more.
Yemen, October 6: Limburg tanker bombing.
Israel, October 10: One man was killed and about 30 people were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up while trying to board a bus across from Bar-Ilan University on the Geha highway. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Finland, October 11: Myyrmanni bombing in shopping mall at Vantaa. Killing seven and injuring 80.
Indonesia, October 12: Bali bombing of holidaymakers kills 202 people, mostly Western tourists and local Balinese hospitality staff.
Philippines, October 17: Zamboanga bombings kill six and wounds about 150.
Philippines, October 18: A bus bomb in Manila kills three people and wounds 22.
Israel, October 21: 14 people were killed and some 50 wounded when a car bomb containing about 100 kilograms of explosives was detonated next to an intercity bus, while traveling along Wadi Ara toward Hadera. The bus had pulled over at a bus stop when the suicide bomber, driving a jeep, approached from behind and exploded. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, October 27: Three soldiers were killed and about 20 people were wounded in a suicide bombing in Ariel. The victims were killed while trying to prevent the terrorist from detonating the bomb. The terrorist was identified as a member of Hamas.
Israel, November 4: An Israeli security guard and a teenage boy, both recent immigrants from Argentina, were killed and about 70 were wounded in a suicide bombing at a shopping mall in Kfar Sava. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Israel, November 21: Hamas orchestrates the Jerusalem bus 20 massacre. Eleven people were killed and over 50 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated on a crowded bus in central Jerusalem.
Kenya, November 28: Kenyan hotel bombing.
India, December 21: Kurnool train crash, Islamic extremists derail a train and kill 20 people.
Israel, March 5: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 17 people and wounds 53 when he detonates a bomb hidden under his clothing in the Haifa bus 37 massacre.
Iraq, March 23: SGT Hasan Akbar, US Army, murdered two officers and wounded 14 soldiers in a grenade attack at an Army base in Iraq.
Saudi Arabia, May 12: Bombings of United States expatriate housing compounds in Saudi Arabia kill 26 and injure 160 in the Riyadh Compound Bombings. Al-Qaeda blamed.
Morocco, May 16: Casablanca Attacks by twelve bombers on five “Western and Jewish” targets in Casablanca leave 41 dead and over 100 injured. Attack attributed to a Moroccan al-Qaeda-linked group.
Iraq, August 19: Canal Hotel Bombing in Baghdad kills 22 people (including the top UN representative Sergio Vieira de Mello) and wounds over 100.
Israel, August 19: Jerusalem bus 2 massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber detonates himself on a crowded bus carrying mostly Orthodox Jewish Israelis, including many children returning from the Western Wall. 23 people are killed and over 130 wounded.
Israel, October 4: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 21 and wounds 51 in a Haifa restaurant in the Maxim restaurant massacre.
Palestine, October 15: A bomb is detonated by Palestinians against a US diplomatic convoy in the Gaza Strip, killing three Americans.
Israel, January 29: Jerusalem bus 19 massacre: Hamas and Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades orchestrate a suicide bombing on a bus in Jerusalem, killing eleven people and wounding more than 50.
Philippines, February 27: Superferry 14 is bombed in the Philippines by Abu Sayyaf, killing 116, the world’s deadliest terrorist attack at sea to date.
Iraq, March 2: Ashoura Massacre: Suicide bombings at Shia holy sites kill 181 and wound more than 500 during the Ashura.
Pakistan, March 2: Attack on procession of Shia Muslims in Pakistan kills 43 and wounds 160.
Turkey, March 9: Attack of Istanbul restaurant in Turkey.
Spain, March 11: Coordinated bombing of commuter trains in Madrid kills 191 people and injures more than 1,500. Al-Qaeda authorship.
Israel, March 24: Israeli soldiers arrest Hussam Abdo, a 15 year-old Palestinian boy with explosives strapped to his chest at the Hawara Checkpoint. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades sent Abdo on a suicide mission to bomb the checkpoint.
Saudi Arabia, April 21: Bombing of a security building in Riyadh kills five.
Saudi Arabia, May 1: 2004 Yanbu attack kills six Westerners and one Saudi.
Israel, May 2: Pregnant Israeli commuter Tali Hatuel and her four young children are gunned down at close range by militants from the Popular Resistance Committees and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Saudi Arabia, May 29: Al-Khobar massacres, in which Islamic militants kill 22 people at an oil compound.
Uzbekistan, July 24: A suicide bomber detonates explosives at the US embassy in Tashkent, killing two Uzbek security guards.
United Arab Emirates, August 16: Al-Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for the bombings outside the restaurants in Dubai. 37 people including 4 Danish and 13 French were killed. The rest casualties were the local citizens. Estimated 200 were injured.
United States, August 28: Shahawar Matin Siraj and James Elshafay are arrested for planning to bomb the 34th Street–Herald Square subway station in New York City during the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Germany, September 4: 4 people including a boy were killed in a blast near a McDonald’s restaurant.
Indonesia, Flag of Australia Australia, September 9: Jakarta embassy bombing, in which the Australian embassy in Jakarta was bombed, killing 8 people.
Egypt, October 7: Sinai bombings: Three car bombs explode in the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 34 and wounding 171, many of them Israeli and other foreign tourists.
Netherlands, November 2: Theo Van Gogh is murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri in Amsterdam for his criticism of Islam.
Saudi Arabia, December 6: Suspected al Qaeda-linked group attacks U.S. consulate in Jeddah, killing five local employees.
Philippines, December 12: A bombing at the Christmas market in General Santos kills 15.
Lebanon, February 14: A car bomb kills former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 20 others in Beirut.
Israel, February 25: A suicide bomber in Tel Aviv kills five Israelis and undermines a weeks-old truce between the two sides.
Qatar, March 19: Car bomb attack on theatre in Doha kills one Briton and wounds twelve others.
Egypt, April: April 2005 terrorist attacks in Cairo – On April 7 a suicide bomber blows himself up in Cairo’s Khan al Khalili market, killing three foreign tourists and wounding 17 others. In two further attacks on April 30, suspected accomplices detonate a bomb and spray a tourist coach with gunfire.
Burma Myanmar, May 7: Multiple bomb explosions across Myanmar’s former capital Yangon kill 19 and injures 160.
Afghanistan, June 1: A suicide bomber blows up in a mosque in Kandahar, killing 20 people.
Iran, June 12: Bombs explode in the cities of Ahvaz and Tehran, leaving ten dead and 80 wounded days before the Iranian presidential election.
India, July 5: 2005 Terrorist attack on Ayodhya – Six terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba storm the Ayodhya Ram Janmbhomi complex. Before the terrorists could reach the main disputed site, they were shot down by Indian security forces. One devotee and two policemen were injured.
United Kingdom, July 7: London bombings – Bombs explode on one double-decker bus and three London Underground trains, killing 56 people and injuring over 700, occurring on the first day of the 31st G8 Conference. The attacks are the first suicide bombings in Western Europe.
Israel, July 12: Islamic Jihad takes responsibility for a suicide bombing in Netanya, which kills five people at a shopping mall.
United Kingdom, July 21: Attempted London bombings - Small explosions in three London Underground stations and one double-decker bus. This was pronounced as a “major incident” rather than an attack, and only minor injuries were reported. These four bombs were designed to cause as much damage as the 7 July 2005 London bombings, but the explosives had deteriorated and failed to detonate.
Egypt, July 23: Sharm el-Sheikh bombings – Car bombs explode at tourist sites in Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 88 and wounding more than 100.
Bangladesh, August 17: 17 August 2005 Bangladesh bombings: Around 100 homemade bombs explode in 58 different locations in Bangladesh, killing two and wounding 100.
Indonesia, October 1: A series of explosions occurs in resort areas of Jimabaran Beach and Kuta in Bali.
Iran, October 15: Two bombs exploded at a shopping mall in Ahvaz, Khuzestan. Six people died and over 100 were injured.
Iraq, October 24: Multiple car bombs explode outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, killing at least 20. It is thought that the attacks were targeting journalists inside the Palestine Hotel and the Sheraton Ishtar.
Israel, October 26: A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates a bomb near a falafel stand in Hadera that kills himself and six others. Twenty-six people were also wounded.
Indonesia, October 29: In Poso, Central Sulawesi, four Christian schoolgirls aged 15 to 17 years on their way home from school were assaulted by six masked Muslim men who beheaded three of them, Theresia Morangke, Alfita Poliwo, and Yarni Sambue, with machetes and placed their severed heads in front of a church and a police station. The fourth girl, Noviana Malewa, survived but suffered serious machete wounds. The terrorists belong to the group Tanah Runtuh whose leader Hasanuddin confessed at his trial that the well-planned assault was inspired and financed by Guru Sanusi, a former Muslim rebel (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) from Mindanao. Central Jakarta District Court sentenced two of the killers to 14 years in prison and mastermind Hasanuddin to 20 years.
Australia, November 8: Several suspected terrorist were arrested in Sydney and Melbourne after police say they foiled an attack on the country.
Jordan, November 9: Three explosions at hotels in Amman, leave at least 60 dead and 120 wounded.
Israel, December 5: A suicide bomb attack kills at least five people in Netanya in north-western Israel.
Israel, 2006: Qassam rockets fired by Hamas into Israel, especially the cities of Ashkelon and Sderot, injure many citizens.
Syria, February 1: Three blasts at the South Korean Embassy in Damascus by Muslim extremists linked to al-Qaeda. 23 people were killed including 7 Koreans.
Philippines, February 2: In a deliberate anti-Christian massacre Muslim extremists killed at least five people on a farm in Patikul, a small town on Sulu Island near Jolo (Mindanao). After asking the residents if they were Christian, Abu Sayyaf gunmen opened fire on 9-month old Melanie Patinga who was killed and a three-year old boy who was seriously wounded. Also killed were Emma (16) and Pedro Casipong, Itting Pontilla and Selma Patinga.
Iraq, February 22: Al Askari Mosque bombing ignites sectarian strife in Iraq.
Pakistan, March 2: Bombing in Karachi kills four, including a U.S. diplomat.
Lebanon, March 2: The battle escalated between Lebanese security guard and several gunmen when the attackers attempt to attack the Egyptian embassy in Beirut. One Lebanese guard, one bystanders, and four attackers were killed. According to the captives, they were Christians that angry on the Muslim protesters torched a church in the retaliation to the Danish cartoon controversy.
United States, March 3: Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, an Iranian-born graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, drives an SUV onto a crowded part of campus, injuring nine.
India, March 7: Bombings in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi kill 28 and injure more than 100.
Israel, March 30: Palestinian suicide bomber kills himself and four others at Kedumim Junction in the West Bank.
Pakistan, April 11: A suicide bomber explodes himself in Karachi, killing 57 Sunni worshippers.
Israel, April 17: Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing eleven people and injuring 70.
Egypt, April 24: Bombings at three locations in Dahab kill 20 Egyptians and three foreigners, and injure 62 others.
Pakistan, May 11: Six policemen die and twelve are injured when five bombs go off in a police academy in Quetta.
Canada, June 2-3: Police carry out an investigation and arrests 17 alleged terrorists plotting to attack areas in Downtown Toronto, Mississagua, Fort Erie, the Township of Ramara, among others.
* Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, June 15: The LTTE detonate two claymore mines targeting a bus carrying 140 civilians. 68 civilians, including ten children, three pregnant women and their unborns, are killed. Approximately 60 civilians are injured.
India July 11: Mumbai train bombings were a series of seven bomb blasts that took place over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and India’s financial capital. 209 people lost their lives and over 700 were injured in the attacks. According to the Indian police the bombings were carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba and Students Islamic Movement of India.
Israel, June 25: Eliyahu Asheri, an Israeli citizen, was kidnapped and murdered by the Palestinian terrorist group, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).
Pakistan, July 3: 67 people including 23 American and 2 Japanese were killed when a car bomb attack by a pro-Taliban group on a church in Rawalpindi. According to the police, the attack was believed in the order by local Sunni cleric that view the local Christian as the allies of the Western crusader on Muslim.
Iraq, July 9: 40 Sunni civilians are massacred by Shia militants in Baghdad.
India, July 11: A series of explosions rock commuter trains in Mumbai, India, killing 209 and wounding another 714 civilians.
Pakistan, July 14: Suicide bomber in Karachi kills a Shiite Islamic cleric Allama Hasan Turabi and his nephew.
Libya, July 15: Suicide bomber in Tripoli kills a dozen Christian inside a church. According to the police, the target was the priest.
Iraq, July 17: Explosions and gunmen kill 48 people in a market in Mahmoudiya.
Iraq, July 18: Car bombing near a Shiite shrine in Kufa kills 53 and injures 103.
Germany, July 31: Two suitcase bombs are discovered in trains near the German towns of Dortmund and Koblenz, undetonated due to an assembly error. Video footage from Cologne train station, where the bombs were put on the trains, led to the arrest of two Lebanese students in Germany, Youssef al-Hajdib and Jihad Hamad, and subsequently of three suspected co-conspirators in Lebanon. On 1 September 2006, Jörg Ziercke, head of the Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Police), reports that the suspects saw the Muhammad cartoons as an “assault by the West on Islam” and the “initial spark” for the attack, originally planned to coincide with the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany.
Afghanistan, August 4: A suicide car bomber struck a market in Kandahar, killing 21 people.
United Kingdom, Flag of the United States United States, August 10: A major anti-terrorist operation by British Police disrupts an alleged bomb plot targeting multiple airplanes bound for the United States flying through Heathrow Airport, near London.
India, August 16: A bomb exploded in a Hindu temple near Imphal, killing five and injuring nearly 50 other.
Iraq, August 20: Gunmen spray bullets on Shiites in Baghdad, killing 20 people and wounding more than 300.
United States, August 30: An Afghani Muslim hit 19 pedestrians, killing one, with his SUV in the San Francisco Bay area.
Syria, September 12: Four attackers armed with grenades and machine guns attempt to storm the U.S. embassy in Damascus. Three of the gunmen and one Syrian guard are killed during a battle between the attackers and Syrian security forces. One Syrian employee of the embassy and at least ten bystanders are wounded, among them, seven Syrian telephone company workers and a senior Chinese diplomat. Police recover a car laden with explosives and other IEDs. Syrian Ambassador to the United States Imad Moustapha announces that his government suspects a group called Jund al-Sham is responsible.
Yemen, September 15: Four suicide bombers and a security guard are killed in early-morning attacks on the Safer refinery in Marib and the al-Dhabba terminal in Hadramout. Although no group has claimed responsibility Islamic extremists are suspected.
Somalia, September 18: Eleven people, including the presidents brother and six attackers, are killed in an assassination attempt on the Somalian president.
Norway, September 19: A person fire with an automatic weapon on a synagoge in Oslo at night. On March 25, 2008, the trial against Arfan Bhatti, of Pakistani origin, and two others (one Norwegian and one of Turkish origin) will begin, accused for the responsibility for the attack and for plots to attack the U.S. Israeli embassies in Oslo.
Afghanistan, September 30: A suicide bomber detonates his explosives outside the interior ministry in Kabul. The attack kills twelve and wounds over 40. This is one of three hundred and fifty attacks mostly suicide bombings that killed six hundred and sixty nine civilians in 2006 according to Human Rights Watch.
India, November 20: A suspected terrorist bomb explodes on a train in India.
Lebanon, November 21: Assassination of Pierre Amine Gemayel, an anti-Syrian politician and scion of Lebanon’s most prominent Christian family blamed on Syria, Iran and Hezbollah despite their denials.
Philippines, January 10 General Santos City, Kidapawan City, Cotabato City. Three bombs detonated, muslim militants trying to disrupt ASEAN Summit suspected.
Iraq, January 22Haraj market in Baghdad, Khalis market near Baquba, west Baghdad, south Baghdad, Baghdad. See 22 January 2007 Baghdad bombings.
Pakistan, January 26 the Marriott hotel in Islamabad. A suicide bomber kills himself and a security guard trying to enter.
Pakistan, January 27 Peshawar. A suicide bombing before a Shia religious procession started.
Israel, January 29 Eilat. Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed joint responsibility for a suicide bombing.
Iraq, February 3 Baghdad, al-Sadriya district market. Truck bombing.
Pakistan, February 17 Quetta. A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a courtroom.
Somalia, February 18 Mogadishu. A car bomb, the first such attack of the Islamist insurgency in Somalia (2007–present).
Afghanistan January – February: 52 civilians killed in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan according to Human Rights Watch.
United Kingdom January-February: 2007 United Kingdom letter bombs.
Iraq February: 2007 chlorine bombings in Iraq.
Afghanistan March 5 The Taliban kidnap Italian Journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo whilst beheading his driver. Mastrogiacomo was released March 19 after Afghan President Hamid Karzai agreed to free five Taliban prisoners. His translator was left behind. On April 8, an Afghan government official confirmed the translator was killed.
Iraq March 6 Two suicide bombers kill 114 Shiite pilgrims in Hilla, Iraq.
Iraq March 22 A rocket or mortar lands within 100 yards of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the Green Zone in Baghdad, in an apparent assassination attempt.
Iraq March 27 Two truck bombs kill 152 people and injure 347 in Tal Afar, Iraq.
Iraq March 29 Two suicide bombers kill 79 people and injure 81 in a market in Baghdad.
Afghanistan April 8 In the two weeks prior to April 8, at least thirteen Afghans and two French aid workers have been kidnapped. Rebels have demanded further releases of their jailed associates in exchange for some of the hostages.
Morocco April 10 Three suicide bombers kill one police man and injure 23 people in Casablanca, Morocco.
Algeria April 11 Two suicide car bombs kill 33 people and injure 222 in Algiers, Algeria. Al-Qaeda takes responsibility.
Iraq April 12 One suicide bomber kills eight people and injures 20 in the cafeteria of the Iraqi Parliament in the Green Zone in Baghdad.
USA April 12 A U.S. federal grand jury indicted Christopher Paul, 43, a U.S. citizen and resident of Columbus, Ohio on charges of joining al-Qaeda and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas.
Iraq April 14 Suicide car bomb kills 65 people and injure 100 in Karbala, Iraq.
Morocco April 14 Two suicide bombers explode near the American Language Center in Casablanca, Morocco. One person was injured.
United States April 16 Seung-Hui Cho kills 33 people including himself in the Virginia Tech massacre, the worst civilian shooting spree in United States history, and the worst case of mass murder in the United States since 9/11.
Iraq April 18 A series of explosions kill 198 people and injure 251 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Turkey April 18 In Malatya, Turkey, hometown of Mehmet Ali Agca, three Christian men, one of them 45-year-old German father of three children Tilman Geske, were brutally murdered by at least four young men who already have confessed to the slayings. The assassins tortured their victims for hours before cutting their throats. An autopsy of the German victim found 156 stab wounds. Hurriyet newspaper quoted a suspect: “Let this be a lesson to enemies of our religion.”
Palestine April 25 The American International School in the Gaza Strip is stormed by a dozen gunman claiming to be members of al-Qaeda of Palestine who stole eight computers, planted explosives in adjoining buildings, doused the school with gasoline and set it ablaze.
Saudi Arabia April 28 Saudi Arabia announced it has arrested one hundred and seventy two people in an Al Qaeda plot to attack oil facilities, military bases and public figures using civilian aircraft as suicide missiles.
Pakistan April 28 Interior minister Aftab Khan Sherpao of Pakistan suffers minor injuries, 28 are killed and 35 are injured, ten critically, in a suicide bombing after the minister had finished speaking.
Iraq April 28 A car bomb kills 63 people and injures 70 in Karbala, Iraq.
Iraq May 6 A car bomb kills 35 people and injures 80 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Palestine May 6 In a bomb attack on an UN-run elementary school in the southern Gaza refugee camp of Rafah by Muslim extremists, one person, a bodyguard of a local Fatah politician, was killed and eight others, including two children, were injured. The attack happened during a sports festival that earlier had been denounced as un-Islamic by the extremists.
United States May 7 Fort Dix attack plot. Six men inspired by jihadist videos arrested in the US, in a failed homegrown terrorism plot to kill US soldiers.
Turkey May 12 In Izmir, Turkey, a bomb explosion on a market kills one person and injures 14 others, one day before a planned march of secular Turks to demonstrate against the Islamic-rooted government.
Iraq May 13 A suicide truck bomb kills 50 people and injures 115 in Makhmur, Iraq.
Pakistan May 15 A bomb explodes in a restaurant in Pakistan’s north-west city of Peshawar. Up to 24 people are killed.
Israel May 15 Hamas launches twenty eight rockets into an Israeli town injuring five. Despite Hamas claiming the motive was retaliation for Israeli violence, NBC News claims “likely it was an attempt to draw Israel into the fighting as a way of uniting the Palestinians against a common foe”.
Philippines May 18 5-year-old Adril Watangao was killed and 37 other people were injured when a bomb, probably laid by Islamic extremists, exploded in the Weena bus terminal in Cotabato city, in the Mindanao region of southern Philippines.
Israel May 20 Two women, one of them pregnant, were stopped at the Erez Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip while they were en route to commit suicide bombings in Tel Aviv and Netanya. Both women admitted to being members of Islamic Jihad.
Israel May 21 A Qassam rocket fired by Hamas hits a car in Sderot, killing 35-year-old Shir-El Friedman in the blast.
Canada June 2 Canadian police raids capture 17 conspirators (an 18th captured later) planning to bomb multiple targets including Parliament, and to behead the Prime Minister.
Palestine June 3 The Righteous Swords of Islam splash acid on allegedly immodestly dressed women in the Gaza Strip and threaten female employees of Palestine TV with beheading unless they dress more modestly.
United States June 3 John F. Kennedy International Airport attack plot. Thwarted homegrown Islamist terrorism plot to destroy the fuel supply system for the airport located in New York City and cause a large amount of casualties by blowing up the connecting pipeline system that runs through densely populated neighborhoods.
Somalia June 3 A car-bomb suicide attack on the Prime Minister’s house in Mogadishu kills six guards and injures 20, while PM Ali Mohamed Gedi survives his third assassination attempt unhurt.
June 8 1 28 Flag of Thailand An explosion occurred outside of a tea shop in the city of Yala and killed one woman and wounded 28 other people.
Pakistan June 8 A bomb exploded on a bus as it was traveling through the town of Hub, in Balochistan province. Two passengers died and five suffered injuries.
Philippines June 8 An improvised bomb exploded aboard a bus in a remote area of Cotabato. Ten people were injured.
Kenya June 11 A bomb exploded in a business district of Nairobi. The blast occurred outside of the Ambassador Hotel just a few blocks from the U.S. Embassy, the scene of a devastating bomb attack in 1998, and killed one person while injuring 37 others.
Iraq June 13Explosions occurred at the Askariya mosque in Samarra and destroyed the two minarets. No casualties were reported. The same mosque was the target of a February 2006 blast that damaged the building and destroyed its golden dome.
Lebanon June 14 A car bomb kills ten people in Beirut, Lebanon. Among the killed is the MP Walid Eido.
Bangladesh June 14 Motihar police were able to defuse a bomb planted at the main gate of the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET). The bomb was the latest in a series targeting the area and was claimed by Jadid al Qaeda.
Iraq June 19 A truck bomb blast on a square near a mosque killed 75 and wounded 204 people.
Lebanon June 24 A suicide car bomb targeted and killed six members of Unifil near the border with Israel. Two others were also injured. The casualties were Spanish and Colombian nationals.
United Kingdom June 29-30 Glasgow International Airport attack, 2007 London car bombs, 2007 UK terrorist incidents. Car bomb plot suspected Al-Qaeda. At Glasgow Airport, a car rams into the main terminal causing minor injuries to five people and setting off blaze. Explosive device caught fire instead of detonating. In London’s West End, an attempt to set off two car bombs by suspected cell phone triggers fail. One car is towed before device is discovered in an underground car park. Police link two incidents, and find suicide notes on two suspects in London incident. Eight men arrested, one Glasgow suspect critically burned. One of the five men could be an associate of Dhiren Bharot, a high level Al-Qaeda operative. Authorities say London bombs could have caused “significant loss of life”. The two incidents have been linked, by police, to the same two people.
Yemen July 2 Eight Spanish tourists and two Yemenis killed and another twelve wounded in suicide bombing attack at the Queen of Sheba temple in Marib.
Afghanistan July 19 Taliban kidnap 23 South Korean church workers, killing two execution-style and dumping their bloodied bodies by the roadside. Two of the female hostages reported being repeatedly raped. On August 30, after negotiations between the parties, all the hostages have been released. An Afghan official involved in the negotiations told ABC News that South Korea paid the Taliban $950,000 or $50,000 a head to secure the their release a charge which was denied by South Korea. However, Seoul has confirmed that it negotiated the withdrawal of its 200 noncombatant troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2007 in exchange for the release of the hostages. The South Korean government also agreed to prevent future missionaries from entering the country.
Pakistan Week ending July 21: More than one hundred and fifty killed in various incidents in retaliation for Pakistani Army assault on the Red Mosque. Attacks organized by Ayman Al-Zawahiri according to Pakistani and Taliban officials interviewed by Newsweek magazine.
Iraq August 14 Qahtaniya bombings in northern Iraq kills at least 500 people.
India August 25 Hyderabad bombings. Twin bombings kill at least 44 and injure 54 in Hyderabad. Two bombs are diffused and 19 others are found unexploded. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state blamed Islamic militants with ties to Pakistan or Bangladesh saying the extremists want to foment tension between India’s Hindu’s and Muslims. Both Bangladesh and Pakistan have denied the accusations.
Pakistan September 4 Two bomb blasts, one on a bus carrying government employees, killed at least 21 people and wounded 74 in Rawalpindi.
Germany September 4 Three men were arrested and more were being sought on suspicion of planning attacks that could potentially have been much larger than the London or Madrid bombings on the Frankfurt International Airport, the U.S. military base in Ramstein and pubs and schools frequented by Americans. The German Defense minister who said “there was an imminent threat”. Two of the suspects were said to be connected to a German cell of Islamic Jihad with likely Al Qaeda ties. Two of the suspects were Muslim converts and had German citizenship while the third was Pakistani.
Denmark September 4 Eight men with alleged links to leading senior Al Qaeda terrorists were arrested, the country’s intelligence service said, claiming to have thwarted a bomb plot. The arrests occurred without incident in raids on eleven locations in and around Copenhagen. The suspects are of Afghan, Pakistani, Somali and Turkish origin.
Maldives September 29 A bomb explodes in the Maldivian capital, Malé, injuring twelve foreign tourists.
Pakistan October 1 In the town of Bannu in northwestern Pakistan, a male suicide bomber disguised as a woman and wearing a burqa, set off a blast that killed at least 15 people and injured 22 others.
Afghanistan October 2 In Kabul, a suicide bomber wearing a pakul and a chador blew up a police bus killing 13 officers and civilians on a day that a U.N. report found that while 76 percent of all suicide bombings during 2007 in the country have targeted international and Afghan security forces, 143 civilians were killed by those bombs through August.
Austria October 2 Two Bosnians are arrested in an apparent plot to bomb the United States embassy in Vienna. One was arrested after his bag packed with explosives and several handfuls of nails and screws set off a metal detector at the entrance to the embassy. He was also carrying a Muslim prayer manual. He fled on foot but was captured a short distance away after tossing the backpack into the street. It did not explode, and no one was injured.
Iraq October 3 The Polish ambassador to Iraq General Edward Pietrzyk was injured in an assassination attempt in Baghdad. His convoy was hit by three bombs and was then fired upon. The diplomat had a leg wound and suffered burns in the attack and was evacuated from the scene via a Blackwater helicopter. The attacks killed three in his entourage and two Iraqi civilians and wounded eleven Iraqi civilians.
Netherlands October 14 In a suicide attack on a police station of the Amsterdam district Slotervaart, Bilal Bajaka, a 22-year-old Amsterdammer of Moroccan origin severely injured two Dutch police officers by stabbing them eight times before he was shot dead by an injured policewoman. Bajaka was in contact with the Hofstad terrorist group and had been visited by Mohammed Bouyeri, the murderer of Theo van Gogh (film director). According to media reports, Bajaka’s brother Abdullah was investigated in 2005 for planning a terrorist attack on an El-Al Boeing at Schiphol airport. On the day after Bajaka’s death, a group of youths threw stones at a Slotervaart police station and set cars on fire.
I was so exhausted I could not continue into 2008, but if you read all this I assume you get the point!