List of Islamic terrorist attacks

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Terror attacks by Islamic fundamentalists to further a perceived Islamic religious or political cause have occurred globally. The attackers have used such tactics as suicide attacks, bombings, spree killings, hijackings, kidnappings and beheadings. The following is a list of Islamic terrorist attacks that have received significant press coverage since 1980.

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

1980s[edit]

A view of the damage to the U.S. Embassy after April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing.

1990s[edit]

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.
The 1998 United States embassy bombing in Nairobi where 214 people were killed including 12 Americans, 4000 others were wounded.

2000s[edit]

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 leaving

2010s[edit]

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