List of Islamic terrorist attacks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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.

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

1990–1999[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 and the September 11 attacks.
The 1996 Khobar Towers bombing by Hezbollah Al-Hejaz killed 19 Americans, one Saudi, and wounded 372.

2000–2009[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

2010–current[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1993: World Trade Center bomb terrorises New York". BBC News. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Joseph Kirschke (September 11, 2011). "Before September 11th: Air France Flight 8969". Worldpress.org. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Iran Begins Installing More Centrifuges". Getbig.com. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ [1] USS Cole bombing
  5. ^ "2006 9/11 Death Toll". CNN. April 2006. Retrieved September 7, 2006. 
  6. ^ The worst Islamist attack in European history | World news | theguardian.com
  7. ^ Spain still healing 10 years after Madrid '11-M' train bombings - Los Angeles Times
  8. ^ "Soldier kidnap plotter given life". BBC News. February 18, 2008. 
  9. ^ Lakshmi, Rama (November 27, 2008). "Washington Post – *26 November 2008 – Dozens Die in Mumbai Attacks". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ Lakshmi, Rama (December 1, 2008). "Washington Post – 1 December 2008: More Indian Officials Quit in Aftermath of Attacks". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Blast rips Pune's German Bakery; 9 dead, 45 wounded". The Times Of India. February 14, 2010. 
  12. ^ Blog Post (April 22, 2013). "Officials: Hospitalized bombing suspect says he and brother acted alone, motivated by religion". NBC. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ 2014 Pulitzer Prizes Winners Announced, Coverage of Boston Bombings and NSA Scandal Win Coveted Journalism Awards
  16. ^ Kenya Mall Attack Leaves At Least 22 Dead; Al-Shabaab Militants Claim Credit
  17. ^ Nairobi Westgate Mall Siege: Dozens of Hostages Seized by 20-Strong Islamic Terrorist Force