Terrorism in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 2007-10-15 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country
  • 2008-11-26 Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.
  • 2009-03-03 The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for 2nd Test against Pakistan; match abandoned
  • 2009-05-19 Sri Lanka announces victory in its 25-year war against the terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  • 2009-12-25 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
  • 2010-12-11 Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

Historic Event

2011-10-04 US State Department lists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIL) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist with a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture

  • 2012-08-29 Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
  • 2012-11-18 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
  • 2013-05-22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
  • 2014-03-01 29 people are killed & 130 are injured by a group of knife-wielding terrorists at Kunming Railway Station, China
  • 2014-06-04 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram
  • 2014-07-07 Israel launches a "counter-terrorist operation" dubbed Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza

Historic Event

2014-10-14 Utah State University receives terrorist threats pertaining to Anita Sarkeesian's planned lecture the following day

Historic Event

2015-01-07 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

  • 2015-08-21 Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman
  • 2015-11-18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • 2016-01-02 Saudi Arabia executes 47 alleged terrorists, including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
  • 2016-12-10 Terrorist bomb attacks outside a stadium in Istanbul kill 38 and injure 166
  • 2017-03-22 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40
  • 2017-04-20 Terrorist attack on police van on Champs Élysées, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured
  • 2017-06-03 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.
  • 2017-06-05 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt sever ties with Qatar, citing its support of terrorist groups, Yemen, the Maldives and Libya follow suit
  • 2017-07-29 Terrorist plot to bring down a plane averted in Sydney, Australia, 4 arrested
  • 2017-08-26 Half a million people take part in a peace march in Barcelona, following terrorist attacks
  • 2017-09-14 Two Islamic State terrorist attacks in Dhiqar province, Southern Iraq, kill at least 60
  • 2017-09-15 Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29
  • 2017-10-14 Terrorist bomb attack in a truck in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at more than 300 dead and hundreds injured
  • 2017-10-31 Terrorist attack in New York when a truck mows down people on a cycle lane, killing 8, injuring 10
  • 2017-12-11 Attempted suicide terrorist bomb attack in New York wounds 3, bomb fails to fully detonate
  • 2017-12-17 Terrorist suicide attack on a Methodist church in Quetta, Pakistan kills nine
  • 2018-01-15 Operation in El Junquito, Venezuela, to capture terrorist group including Oscar Pérez, accused of mounting a coup, ends in 4 deaths
  • 2018-03-02 Gunmen attack the French embassy and army HQ in suspected terrorist incident in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, killing 8 and injuring 80
  • 2019-02-26 India launches air strikes on alleged terrorist camps within Pakistan
  • 2019-03-15 Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2019-03-18 Suspected terrorist attack by shooter aboard a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands kills 3 and injures 5

Historic Event

2019-03-21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons, 6 days after the Christchurch terrorist attack

  • 2019-03-27 Facebook bans white nationalism and white supremacy following criticism that Christchurch terrorist able to live-stream his attack
  • 2019-05-13 Sri Lanka imposes a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am to curb violence against Muslims after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks
  • 2019-08-03 Suspected domestic terrorist shoots and kills 22 and injures 24 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas
  • 2019-08-04 Car explosion kills 20 with 47 injured in Cairo, Egypt, in terrorist-related incident
  • 2019-11-29 Terrorist knife attack at Fishmongers Hall by London Bridge, kills two and injures three, attacker who was previously imprisoned for 2012 terror offence is shot dead

Historic Event

2020-03-26 US charges Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and other officials with "narco-terrorism", by flooding the US with drugs

  • 2020-06-04 UN report criticizing human rights violations in the Philippines, including deaths of 8,000 during its war on drugs, a day after county's House of Representatives passed new anti-terrorism law
  • 2020-06-20 Three men stabbed to death, with three others injured, in a terrorist attack in a park in Reading, England
  • 2020-08-27 Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant sentenced to life without parole, for the killing of 51 mosque worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, 1st time the country imposes the sentence [1]
  • 2020-10-29 Three people stabbed to death in church in Nice, France, in an terrorist attack, after similar attack and President Macron's defense of right to publish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad
  • 2021-09-30 Former UK policeman Wayne Couzens given rare life-sentence for raping and killing Sarah Everard, judge saying his crime as bad as a terrorist atrocity [1]
  • 2021-10-13 Bow and arrow terrorist attack kills five and injuries two in Kongsberg, Norway

Famous Birthdays


Famous Deaths