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. It has occurred globally, in practically every continent, including in Africa, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, South and South-east Asia, South America, The Caucasus, The Pacific and North America. Terrorist organizations have been known to engage in tactics including suicide attacks, bombings, spree killings, hijackings, kidnappings, cold blooded be-headings and recruiting new members through the Internet.
The following is a list of notable Islamic terrorist attacks.
- February 26, 1993 – World Trade Center bombing, in New York City. 6 killed.
- 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.
- June 25, 1996 – Khobar Towers bombing, 20 killed, 372 wounded.
- October 12, 2000 – Attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden. 17 American sailors were killed, 39 injured.
- 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.
- 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
- March 11, 2004 – Madrid train bombings, killed 191 people and wounded 1,800.
- 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
- July 7, 2005 – Multiple bombings in London Underground. 53 killed by four suicide bombers. Nearly 700 injured.
- July 23, 2005 – Bomb attacks at Sharm el-Sheikh, an Egyptian resort city, at least 64 people killed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- June 18, 2009 – 2009 Beledweyne bombing by Al-Shabaab. 35 dead.
- 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.
- 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.
- December 10, 2010 – 2010 Stockholm bombing, Sweden. killing the bomber and injuring two people.
- 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.
- 23 February 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq. 83 dead, 250+ injured.
- 20 March 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad and at least 9 other cities, Iraq. 52 dead, ~ 250 injured.
- 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.
- May 22, 2013 – Two men with cleavers kill British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
- September 21, 2013 - Westgate shopping mall attack, 67 killed, 175 wounded.
- September 22, 2013 - Peshawar church attack, 80-83 killed, 250 wounded.
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-  USS Cole bombing
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- "Blast rips Pune's German Bakery; 9 dead, 45 wounded". The Times Of India. February 14, 2010.
- Blog Post (April 22, 2013). "Officials: Hospitalized bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone, motivated by religion". NBC. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
- "Two shot by police after soldier hacked to death on street near Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London". news.com.au. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- 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". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
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- Kenya Mall Attack Leaves At Least 22 Dead; Al-Shabaab Militants Claim Credit
- Nairobi Westgate Mall Siege: Dozens of Hostages Seized by 20-Strong Islamic Terrorist Force