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List of Islamic terrorist attacks
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List of Islamic terrorist attacks

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Islamic terrorism consists of terror attacks by Islamic fundamentalists to further a perceived Islamic religious or political cause.

The following is a list of notable Islamic terrorist attacks.


The "black flag of jihad" as used by jihadist militants since ca. the late 1990s.

Contents  [hide]
1 1990–1999
2 2000–2009
3 2010–current
4 References



Osama bin Laden (1957–2011) was the founder of Al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for many high profile attacks, including the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings and the September 11 attacks.


 The 1996 Khobar Towers bombing by Hezbollah Al-Hejaz killed 19 Americans, one Saudi, and wounded 372.United States February 26, 1993 – World Trade Center bombing, in New York City. 6 killed.[1]

Algeria December 24, 1994 – Air France Flight 8969 hijacking in Algiers by 3 members of Armed Islamic Group of Algeria and another terrorist. 7 killed including 4 hijackers.[2]

Saudi Arabia June 25, 1996 – Khobar Towers bombing, 20 killed, 372 wounded.[3]


 The north face of Two World Trade Center (south tower) immediately after being struck by United Airlines Flight 175


Hasib Hussain, who detonated the bus bomb in Tavistock Square in the 7 July 2005 London bombings, is captured on CCTV leavingYemen October 12, 2000 – Attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden. 17 American sailors were killed, 39 injured.[4]

United States September 11, 2001 – 4 planes hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda hijackers: two planes crashed into World Trade Center and one into the The Pentagon. Nearly 3000 dead.[5]

Indonesia August 5, 2003 – 2003 Marriott Hotel bombing in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, Indonesia; suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the JW Marriott Jakarta lobby, killing 12 and injuring 150
France March 11, 2004 – Madrid train bombings, killed 191 people and wounded 1,800.[6][7]

Indonesia September 9, 2004 – 2004 Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia; suicide bomber exploded a one-tonne car bomb, which was packed into a small Daihatsu delivery van, outside the Australian embassy at Kuningan District, South Jakarta killing 9 and injuring over 150
United Kingdom July 7, 2005 – Multiple bombings in London Underground. 53 killed by four suicide bombers. Nearly 700 injured.
Egypt July 23, 2005 – Bomb attacks at Sharm el-Sheikh, an Egyptian resort city, at least 64 people killed.
United Kingdom February 1, 2007 – The 2007 plot to behead a British Muslim soldier – A group of British Pakistanis in Birmingham, England planned to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier in order to undermine the morale of the British Army and inhibit recruitment of Muslims.[8]

India September 13, 2008 – Bombing series in Delhi, India. Pakistani extremist groups plant bombs at several places including India Gate, out of which the ones at Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash explode leaving around 30 people dead and 130 injured, followed by another attack two weeks later at the congested Mehrauli area, leaving 3 people dead.
India November 26, 2008 – Muslim extremists kill at least 166 people and wound numerous others in a series of coordinated attacks on India's financial capital, Mumbai. The government of India blamed Pakistan based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and stated that the terrorists killed/caught were citizens of Pakistan, a claim which the Pakistani government first refused but then accepted when given proof. Ajmal Kasab, one of the terrorists, was caught alive.[9][10]

Somalia June 18, 2009 – 2009 Beledweyne bombing by Al-Shabaab. 35 dead.


United States May 1, 2010 – 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt, New York, New York, USA. Faisal Shahzad, an Islamic Pakistani American who received an American citizenship in December 2009, attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square working with the Pakistani Taliban or Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Pakistan May 28, 2010 – Attacks on Ahmadi Mosques Lahore, Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed attacks on two mosques simultaneously belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, killing nearly 100 and injuring many others.

Sweden December 10, 2010 – 2010 Stockholm bombing, Sweden. killing the bomber and injuring two people.
China July 18, 2011 – 2011 Hotan attack, Hotan, China. A group of 18 young Uyghur men who opposed the local government's campaign against the full-face Islamic veil perpetrated a series of coordinated bomb and knife attacks and occupied a police station on Nuerbage Street, killing two security guards and taking eight hostages. The attackers yelled religious slogans, including ones associated with Jihadism.
Iraq 23 February 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq. 83 dead, 250+ injured.
Iraq 20 March 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad and at least 9 other cities, Iraq. 52 dead, ~ 250 injured.
United States April 15, 2013. – Boston Marathon bombings. Two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnev, planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blast killed 3 and injured 183 others.[12]

United Kingdom May 22, 2013 – Two men with cleavers kill British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.[13][14]
Kenya September 21, 2013 - Westgate shopping mall attack, 67 killed, 175 wounded.[15][16][17]


1.Jump up ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York". BBC News. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
2.Jump up ^ Joseph Kirschke (September 11, 2011). "Before September 11th: Air France Flight 8969". Retrieved April 7, 2014.
3.Jump up ^ "Iran Begins Installing More Centrifuges". Retrieved April 7, 2014.
4.Jump up ^ [1] USS Cole bombing
5.Jump up ^ "2006 9/11 Death Toll". CNN. April 2006. Retrieved September 7, 2006.
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8.Jump up ^ "Soldier kidnap plotter given life". BBC News. February 18, 2008.
9.Jump up ^ Lakshmi, Rama (November 27, 2008). "Washington Post – *26 November 2008 – Dozens Die in Mumbai Attacks". Retrieved April 25, 2010.
10.Jump up ^ Lakshmi, Rama (December 1, 2008). "Washington Post – 1 December 2008: More Indian Officials Quit in Aftermath of Attacks". Retrieved April 25, 2010.
11.Jump up ^ "Blast rips Pune's German Bakery; 9 dead, 45 wounded". The Times Of India. February 14, 2010.
12.Jump up ^ Blog Post (April 22, 2013). "Officials: Hospitalized bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone, motivated by religion". NBC. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
13.Jump up ^ "Two shot by police after soldier hacked to death on street near Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London". Retrieved May 24, 2013.
14.Jump up ^ Benedict Moore-Bridger Justin Davenport. "Woolwich suspect radicalised by hate preacher as MI5 admit both attackers were known to them – Crime –

News – London Evening Standard". Retrieved May 24, 2013.
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