List of Islamist terrorist attacks

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

According to Fondapol, a French think tank, between 1979 and May 2021, at least 48,035 Islamist terrorist attacks took place worldwide, causing the deaths of at least 210,138 people. On an average, during this period, an Islamist attack has resulted in the death of around 4.4 persons. The most common type of weapon used are explosives (43.9%). The main target of these attacks is the military (31.7%), followed by civilians (25.0%) and police forces (18.3%). Afghanistan was the country most affected by Islamist terrorism, followed by Iraq and Somalia. With at least 82 Islamist attacks and 332 deaths, France remains the country most affected by Islamist terrorism within the European Union. The majority of Islamist attacks (89.5%) were in Muslim countries and the victims were mainly Muslims, in the same proportions.[1]

The following is a list of Islamist terrorist attacks.


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
British Raj Bangladesh October–November 1946 The Noakhali riots, were a series of partly organized massacres, rapes, forced-conversions and abductions, combined with looting and arson of Hindu properties, perpetrated by the Muslim community in the districts of Noakhali in the Chittagong Division of Bengal (now in Bangladesh) in October–November 1946, 5,000


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Germany Germany 5-6 September, 1972 The Munich massacre was carried out during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, by eight members of the Palestinian militant organization Black September 17 total (12 victims, 5 perpetrators)
Greece Greece August 5, 1973 1973 Athens Hellinikon International Airport attack by Black September Organization[2] 5[3][4] 55
Pakistan Pakistan February 1974 Hijack of a Greek freighter and hostage of the Greek crew by the Muslim International Guerrillas[5][6][7] 0 0
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia November 20, 1979 The Grand Mosque seizure, in Mecca by the Ikhwan.[8] 244 180


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Lebanon Lebanon October 23, 1983 1983 Beirut barracks bombings 307 75
Lebanon Lebanon September 20, 1984 The 1984 United States embassy annex bombing in Beirut.[9] 24 0
Indonesia Indonesia January 21, 1985 The Buddhist Borobudur temple in Java was damaged by 9 bombs.[10] 0 0
France France December 1985 – September 1986 The 1985–86 Paris attacks, a series of over a dozen bombings.[11] 13 225
Israel Israel July 7, 1989 Tel Aviv–Jerusalem bus 405 suicide attack, near Kiryat Yearim.[12] 16 27


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
United States United States November 5, 1990 Assassination of Meir Kahane, in New York City.[13][14] 1 2
Argentina Argentina March 17, 1992 The 1992 attack on Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, in Argentina. 29 242
Yemen Yemen December 29, 1992 The 1992 Aden hotel bombings were two terrorist bomb attacks carried out by al-Qaeda on December 29, 1992, that were intended to kill United States Marines in Aden, Yemen. It is considered to be the first attack aimed at the United States by al-Qaeda. 2 7
United States United States February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, in New York City.[15] 6 1,042
Turkey Turkey July 2, 1993 The Sivas massacre refers to the events of July 2, 1993, at the Hotel Madimak in Sivas, Turkey, which resulted in the killing of 37 people, mostly Alevi intellectuals.[16] 37 51+
United States United States March 1, 1994 1994 Brooklyn Bridge shooting 1 3
Philippines Philippines December 11, 1994 A bomb explodes on board Philippine Airlines Flight 434 which was flying from Manila to Tokyo, the plane lands safely at Naha Airport in Okinawa.[17] 1 10
Algeria Algeria December 24, 1994 Air France Flight 8969 hijacking in Algiers by 3 members of Armed Islamic Group of Algeria and another terrorist.[18] 7 25
Algeria Algeria January 30, 1995 A car bomb exploded outside a police station.[19][20] 42 286
France France 25 July 1995 – 17 October 1995 1995 France bombings - A series of attacks on public transport systems in Paris and Lyon, and a school in Lyon. They were carried out by the Armed Islamic Group. 8 157
India India July 20, 1995 A bomb on a motor scooter exploded at a marketplace in Jammu. Harkat-ul-Ansar claimed responsibility for the bombing.[21] 17 100+
Egypt Egypt April 18, 1996 1996 Cairo shooting - Islamist gunmen fire on the Europa hotel in Cairo.[22] 18 17
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing[23] 20 372
Egypt Egypt November 17, 1997 Luxor massacre - Six Islamist gunmen belonging to al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya carried out an attack on the tourist site of Hatshepsut's Mortury Temple killing 58 tourists and 4 staff. One of the gunmen was captured later and the others were found after apparently committing suicide. 62 23+
India India August 3, 1998 The 1998 Chamba massacre was the killing of 35 Hindus by Hizbul Mujahideen, in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh in India [24][25] 35
Tanzania Tanzania August 7, 1998 1998 United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.[26] 224 4,000+
Kenya Kenya
Indonesia Indonesia December 24, 2000 In the Christmas Eve 2000 Indonesia bombings in the cities of Jakarta, Batam, Ciamis, Mataram, Medan, Mojokerto, Pekanbaru, and Sukabumi, bombs were set off at a number of churches. One terrorist was also killed handling a bomb in Bandung. The perpetrators were identified as Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah. 18 118



Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
United States United States September 11 A series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda involving the hijacking and crashing of passenger jet airliners that killed 2,996 people, injured over 25,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.[27] 2,996 25,000+
India India December 13 Suicide attack on Indian parliament in New Delhi by Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist organizations Jaish-E-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba, aimed at eliminating the top leadership of India and causing anarchy in the country.[28] 7 12


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Indonesia Indonesia October 12 2002 Bali bombings in the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people and injuring 240.[29] 202 240


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia May 1 A man dressed in a Royal Saudi Navy uniform penetrated an American base, killing one American, before escaping unscathed.[30] 1 0
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia May 12 The Riyadh Compound Bombings; attackers drove three car bombs into residential compounds housing Westerners and others, killing 27 people. Nine bombers and another 3 insurgents also died.[31] 27 160
Turkey Turkey 15-20 November 2003 Istanbul bombings 55 civilians, 4 bombers Over 750


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Spain Spain March 11 Madrid train bombings.[32][33] 192 2,050
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia April 21 A car bomb explodes outside a building originally used by the Saudi police.[34] 5 148
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia June 8 An American employee of Vinnell Corp. was killed in Riyadh.[35][36][37][38] 1 0
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia August 3 An Irish national was shot and killed in Riyadh.[39] 1 0
Russia Russia September 1–3 Beslan school siege[40][41] 385 783
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia September 15 A British national working for the Marconi Company was shot to death in his car in Riyadh.[citation needed] 1 0
Netherlands Netherlands November 2 Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was stabbed to death by Islamist Mohammed Bouyeri. 1 0
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia December 6 Five militants attacked the American consulate in Jeddah. Three attackers were killed by Saudi security forces, and the other two attackers were wounded and arrested.[42] 9 10


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
United Kingdom United Kingdom July 7 7 July 2005 London bombings - Four suicide bombers attacked London Underground trains and a double decker bus during the morning rush hour.[43] 52 ~784
Egypt Egypt July 23 2005 Sharm El Sheikh bombings - Bombing attacks through shopping and hotel areas in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.[44] 88 ~150
Indonesia Indonesia October 29 2005 Tentena market bombings. Over 60 killed and over 180 injured in a series of three attacks in crowded markets and a bus.[45] 60 180+
Jordan Jordan November 9 2005 Amman bombings. A series of coordinated suicide attacks on hotels in Amman, Jordan.[46][47] Four attackers including a husband and wife team were involved.[48] 60 115+


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Egypt Egypt April 24 2006 Dahab bombings - Bombing attacks on the Egyptian resort city of Dahab.[49] 23 ~ 80
India India July 11 2006 Mumbai train bombings: Seven bomb blasts over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai.[50] 209 700+


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Iraq Iraq August 14 2007 Yazidi communities bombings 796 1,562
Maldives Maldives August 14 2007 Malé bombing - 12


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
India India May 13 Nine synchronized blasts in the Indian city of Jaipur, claimed by the Indian Mujahideen, suspected to be carried out by the Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami.[51] 80 216
India India July 26 2008 Ahmedabad bombings[52][53] 56 200+
India India November 26 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 rejected but then accepted when given proof. Ajmal Kasab, one of the terrorists, was caught alive.[54][55] 166+ 300+


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Pakistan Pakistan March 3 A bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers was fired upon by 12 gunmen, believed to be members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. Six members of the Sri Lanka national cricket team were wounded and six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed.[56] 8 9


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Russia Russia March 29 Moscow Metro bombings. Caucasus Emirate claimed responsibility[57] 40 102
Pakistan Pakistan May 28 2010 Ahmadiyya mosques massacre Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed attacks on two mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community[58] 86 45+
Pakistan Pakistan July 1 July 2010 Lahore bombings, anti Sufi attack, part of "a growing trend among militants to target members of other sects".[59] 42+ 175+
Pakistan Pakistan October 6 Double suicide bombing at Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine. Part of a militant anti Sufi campaign[60] 9+ 55
Pakistan Pakistan December 25 A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the middle of a crowd at a United Nations food center in the Bajaur region.[61] 1 0



Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
GermanyGermany March 2 2011 Frankfurt Airport shooting 2 2
Nigeria Nigeria December 25 Christmas Day bombings were bomb blasts and shootings at churches in Madalla, Jos, Gadaka, and Damaturu[62] 41 57+


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
France France March 11 – 22 Toulouse and Montauban shootingsMohammed Merah, a French citizen of Algerian extraction, attacked on French soldiers and later children and a teacher from a Jewish school in the cities of Montauban and Toulouse.[63][64] 7 5
Russia Russia May 3 Makhachkala attack[65] 14 130
Iraq Iraq December 17 On December 17, two consecutive car bombings hit a residential area near the city's General Hospital, killing 11 civilians and injuring 45 others. The attacks were part of a country-wide wave of violence that killed almost 100 people in a single day.[66] 11 45
Bulgaria Bulgaria July 18 The 2012 Burgas bus bombing was a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber on a passenger bus transporting Israeli tourist at the Burgas Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria. In 2013, and partly in response to the bombing, the EU unanimously voted to list the military branch of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. 7 32


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Iraq Iraq January 23 The 2013 Tuz Khurmatu mosque bombing. A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people and wounded scores more at a funeral near a Shiite Mosque in northern Iraq.[67][68] 40+
United States United States April 15 Boston Marathon bombing – Two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts.[69] 3 183
United Kingdom United Kingdom May 22 Murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London[70][71] 1 0
Iraq Iraq May The May 2013 Iraq attacks – From May 15 to May 21, 2013, a series of deadly bombings and shootings struck the central and northern parts of Iraq, with a few incidents occurring in towns in the south and far west as well. The attacks killed at least 449 people and left 732 others injured. 449 732
France France May 25 2013 La Défense attack – A Muslim convert attacked a French soldier with a knife. The soldier was wounded while on patrol in La Defense, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France.[72][73] 0 1
Iraq Iraq June 10 The 10 June 2013 Iraq attacks 94 289
Iraq Iraq June 16 The 16 June 2013 Iraq attacks 54 174
Somalia Somalia June 19 The June 2013 Mogadishu attack. Al-Shabaab, a Somali jihadist organization, attacked a United Nations compound in Mogadishu using suicide bombers, and gunmen who stormed the compound. 22 (including 7 attackers) 20+
Kenya Kenya September 21 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi[74][75][76] 67 175
Iraq Iraq December 25 The 2013 Baghdad Christmas Day bombings – three bombings occurred in two locations in Baghdad, Iraq. They targeted Christians, killing 38 people and wounding 70 others. 38 70


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Nigeria Nigeria February 14 Borno Massacre[77] 200+
Iraq Iraq June 10 The Badush prison massacre occurred on June 10, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) killed at least 670 Shia prisoners in an attack on the Badush prison. ISIL first separated the Sunni inmates before executing the remaining prisoners.[78][79] 670
Iraq Iraq June 12 The Camp Speicher massacre occurred on June 12, 2014, when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) killed from 1,095 to 1,700 Iraqi people in an attack on Camp Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq. At the time of the massacre, there were between 5,000 and 10,000 unarmed cadets in the camp,[80] and ISIL fighters selected the Shias and non-Muslims for execution. 1,095+
China China July 28 A gang armed with knives and axes attacked a police station and government offices in Elixku Township, and some moved onto Huangdi Township, attacking civilians and smashing vehicles as they passed.[81] 37 13
Syria Syria August 2014 ISIL fighters massacred some 700 people, mostly men, of the Shu'aytat tribe in Deir ez-Zor Governorate.[82] 700
Australia Australia September 23 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings. Numan Haider, an Afghan Australian stabbed two counter terrorism officers in Melbourne, Australia. He was then shot dead.[83] 1 2
Russia Russia October 5 2014 Grozny bombing[84] 6 12
Canada October 22 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Lone attacker shot a soldier at a war memorial and attacked Parliament.[85] 1 3
United States United States October 23 Zale H. Thomson, also known as Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik, attacked four New York policemen in the subway with a hatchet, severely injuring one in the back of the head and injuring another policeman in the arm before being shot to death by the remaining officers, who also shot a civilian.[86] 0 5
Nigeria Nigeria November 28 Kano bombing[87][88][89][90] 120 260
United Arab Emirates December 1 A burqa-clad woman stabs a 47-year-old American teacher to death in a mall restroom in Abu Dhabi She later plants a bomb outside the home of an Egyptian-American doctor.[91][92] 1
Russia Russia December 4 2014 Grozny clashes[93] 26
Pakistan Pakistan December 16 2014 Peshawar school massacre[94] 140
Yemen Yemen December 16 2014 Radda bombings Two suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into a Shiite rebels' checkpoint.[95] 26
Nigeria Nigeria December 18 2014 Gumsuri kidnappings. Boko Haram insurgents killed 32 men and kidnapped at least 185 women and children.[96] 32
Syria Syria December 18 Mass grave of 230 tribesmen killed by ISIL found in Eastern Syria.[97] 230
France France December 20 2014 Tours police station stabbing. A man yelling Allahu Akbar attacked a police office with a knife. He was killed and three police officers were injured.[98] 1 3
Nigeria Nigeria December 22 Boko Haram insurgents bombed a bus station in the city of Gombe[99] 20+
Iraq Iraq December 2014 ISIL militants execute 150 women Iraqi province of Al Anbar Governorate, some of whom were pregnant at the time, who refuse to marry their fighters.[100] 150
Iraq Iraq August 2014 Genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State. About 5,000 Yazidis were killed by IS, according to the United Nations,[101] and 4200–10800 have been kidnapped or abducted. An estimated 7,000 Yazidi women and girls were forced into sex slavery in northern Iraq. 5,000 4,200–10,800
Iraq Iraq December 24 A suicide bomber killed 33 people and wounded 55 others in Madaen, about 25 km (15 miles) south of Baghdad.[102] 33 55
Somalia Somalia December 25 Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu[103] 9
Cameroon December 28 Boko Haram attacks village in Cameroon[104] 30


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Afghanistan Afghanistan January 5 A car packed with explosives drove up to the headquarters of EUPOL Afghanistan, a European police-training organization, in Kabul and detonated. Taliban claimed responsibility.[105] 1 16
France France January 7 Two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Armed with rifles and other weapons, they killed 12 people and injured 11 others.[106] 12 11
France France January 9 Hypercacher kosher supermarket siege. On 9 January 2015, Amedy Coulibaly, armed with a submachine gun, an assault rifle, and two Tokarev pistols, entered and attacked a Hypercacher kosher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes in Paris, France. There, Coulibaly murdered four Jewish hostages and held fifteen other hostages during a siege in which he demanded that the Kouachi brothers not be harmed. The siege ended when police stormed the supermarket, killing Coulibaly. 5 9
Iraq Iraq January 6 Two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the town of Al-Jubba while Iraqi soldiers were resting, killing 10 soldiers plus the two attackers. Clashes following the bombings left 13 security personnel dead and 21 wounded.[107] 25 21
Nigeria Nigeria January 8 Jihadist Boko Haram attacked the town of Baga in northern Nigeria killing at least 200 people. Another 2,000 are unaccounted for.[108] 200+
Pakistan Pakistan January 30 Suicide bomber killed at least 55, injuring at least 59 in a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan.[109] 55+ 59+
France France February 3 2015 Nice stabbing – A man wielding a knife, named Moussa Coulibaly, attacked three soldiers, guarding a Jewish community center in Nice.[110] 0 2
Pakistan Pakistan February 13 Heavily armed militants killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 40 after they stormed into a Shiite mosque during Friday Prayer in a suburb of Peshawar.[111] 19 40+
Denmark February 14–15 2015 Copenhagen shootings. A gunman opened fire at the Krudttoenden café and later at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen, killing two civilians and injuring five others.[112] 2 5
Pakistan Pakistan March 15 Suicide bombers kill at least 15 people in attacks on two churches in Lahore.[113] 15
Tunisia March 18 Bardo National Museum attack. Militants linked to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack the Bardo National Museum with guns, killing 21 people and injuring around 50.[114] 21 50+
Yemen Yemen March 20 2015 Sana'a mosque bombings. 142 killed in bombings on several Shia mosques by ISIL.[115] 142 351
Libya Libya March 25 ISIL affiliates, The Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries in Libya carried out suicide bombings in the city of Benghazi. Twelve were killed and 25 wounded. Five additional dead during attacks with a local militia.[116] 12 25
Libya Libya February 2015 kidnapping and beheading of Copts in Libya 21
Kenya Kenya April 2 148 people – most of them Christian students – killed in Al-Shabaab's Garissa University College attack before Easter weekend Holidays.[117][118] 148 79
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia April 8 In the city of Riyadh two policemen are shot dead. ISIL is blamed to be behind the attack.[119][120] 2
Iraq Iraq April 17 A series of bombings by the ISIL occurred through Baghdad. 40+ killed 59+ injured.[121] 40+ 59+
Iraq Iraq April 17 A car bomb exploded at the entrance of the US consulate in Erbil, Iraq. ISIL took credit for the attack. 3 killed 5 wounded.[122] 3 5
Afghanistan Afghanistan April 18 A suicide bomb detonated in front of a bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. ISIL claims responsibility. 33 killed 100+ injured.[123] 33 100+
Somalia Somalia April 20 A minivan of UN workers was bombed by Al-Shabaab in the Puntland region of Somalia. 9 dead 4 injured.[124] 9 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina April 27 A radical Islamist opened fire at a police station in the city of Zvornik in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A police officer was killed, two others were injured, and the attacker was killed by police.[125] 2 2
Iraq Iraq May 3 Two car bombs were detonated ten minutes apart in Baghdad, Iraq. Nineteen were killed and an unknown number wounded. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attacks.[126] 19
United States United States May 3 Two gunmen attacked the Curtis Culwell Center during a 'Draw Muhammad' cartoon art exhibit in Garland, Texas. 2 dead (perpetrators) 1 injured.[127][128][129][130][131] 2 1
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 3 Taliban militants overran checkpoints in Warduj, killing 17 policemen.[132] 17
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 4 A government bus was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, killing one person and injuring 15 others.[133] 1 15
Iraq Iraq May 10 Two car bombs were detonated ten minutes apart in Baghdad, Iraq and surrounding towns of Taji and Tarmiyah. ISIL claims responsibility. 14 were killed and wounding 30.[134] 14 30
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 10 A bus carrying Afghan government employees was attacked in Kabul by a suicide bomber, killing 3 people and injuring 10. Taliban claimed responsibility.[135] 3 10
Pakistan Pakistan May 13 A bus carrying Shia Muslims was attacked by six armed gunman who rode up in motorcycles. Several Islamist groups claim responsibility. 45 dead 13 injured.[136] 45 13
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 14 A hotel that was hosting a cultural event was attacked by Taliban fighters in Kabul leaving 14 dead including an American, an Italian, and 4 Indians.[137] 14
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 17 A Taliban suicide attack near the entrance of Hamid Karzai International Airport targeting a European police training vehicle. 3 dead 18 injured.[138] 3 18
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 19 A suicide car bombing detonated in the parking lot of a Justice Ministry building in the diplomatic section of Kabul, killing 4 people wounding 42.[139] 4 42
Libya Libya May 21 A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a military checkpoint outside of Misrata killing himself and two guards.[140] 3
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia May 22 A suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque during prayer in the al-Qadeeh village. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack. 21 dead +90 injured.[141] 21 90+
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 25 Taliban militants killed 19 policemen and six soldiers during a siege at a police compound in Nawzad District of Afghanistan.[142] 25
Kenya Kenya May 26 Al-Shabaab militants attacked two police patrols which turned into a gun battle north of Garissa, 5 police officers were injured but they were able to kill both of the attackers.[143] 2 5
Iraq Iraq May 28 Two car bombs were set off minutes apart targeting the Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel and the Babylon. 10 killed and 30 wounded.[citation needed] 10 30
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia May 29 A suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque in Dammam detonating the bomb in the parking lot. 4 killed, unknown injured.[144] 4
Iraq Iraq June 1 Three suicide bombers in humvees attacked an Iraqi police station in the Tharthar region in Northern Al Anbar Governorate. 41 dead, 63 wounded.[145] 41 63
Turkey Turkey June 5 2015 Diyarbakır rally bombings – Twin bombing of a Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) rally. 4 dead, over 100 injured.[146][147] 4 100+
Iraq Iraq June 13 Four suicide SUV car bombs went off in an Iraqi police station in the Hajjaj near Tikrit and Baiji. 11 dead, 27 injured.[148] 11 27
Kuwait June 26 2015 Kuwait mosque bombing – Suicide bombing in a Shia mosque in Sharg district of Kuwait City, the capital of the country. 27 227
France France June 26 Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack – Beheading in a factory near Lyon, head marked with Arabic writing and Islamist flags. Gas canisters planted provoked a fire. 1 dead, 11 injured.[149] 1 11
Tunisia June 26 2015 Sousse attacks – A gunman, named Seifeddine Rezgui, attacked a hotel targeting the European tourists staying there.[150] 38 39
Nigeria Nigeria June 26–30 Boko Haram kills at least 200 people as they gun down and bomb villages, mosques, and other public space.[151] 200
Nigeria Nigeria July 5 Two bombs explode at an elite restaurant and mosque, killing at least 15 people in Jos.[152] 15+
Nigeria Nigeria July 7 A bomb explodes in a government office in Zaria, killing 20 people.[153] 20
Cameroon July 13 2 suicide bombers explode in a bar in the town of Fotokol and kill 13 people, including a soldier from Chad who was killed in the second explosion.[154] 15
United States United States July 16 A civilian opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing 5 military personnel.[155] 5
Nigeria Nigeria July 17 Two Nigerian towns are attacked by two suicide bombers, killing 62 people.[156] 62
Turkey Turkey July 20 2015 Suruç bombing Suicide bombing killed 33 people and injured 104 in Kurdish majority city of Suruç. ISIL claims responsibility.[157] 33 104
Nigeria Nigeria July 22 A series of explosions at two bus stations in Gombe kill about 40 people.[158] 40
Cameroon July 26 A suicide bomber kills at least 14 people at a popular nightclub in Maruoa, just three days after 2 suicide bombers killed 20 people in the same town.[159] 15
India India July 27 2015 Gurdaspur attack Three Islamic terrorists of Pakistani origin from Indian-administrated Kashmir disguised in army uniforms attacked the Dina Nagar police station in Gurdaspur District of Punjab, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 3 policemen, 4 civilians and 15 others were injured. All 3 attackers were killed by the Indian security forces.[160] 10 15
Nigeria Nigeria August 11 47 people are killed as explosions erupt at a crowded market in the town of Sabon Gari.[161] 47
Iraq Iraq August 13 August 2015 Baghdad bombing A truck bomb in a Baghdad market killed more than 70 and injures 200.[162] 70+ 200
France France August 21 2015 Thalys train attack Shooting and stabbing in train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris injures 5. The incident is believed by French police to be an Islamist terrorist attack.[163] 0 5
Nigeria Nigeria August 28–30 Boko Haram members massacre 79 people in 3 different Nigerian villages. 68 alone were killed in the village of Baanu.[164] 79
Nigeria Nigeria September 10 Explosion at a refugee camp for people fleeing Boko Haram kills at least 2.[165] 2
Iraq Iraq September 17 Two suicide bombings in Baghdad killed 10 and injured 55. ISIL claims responsibility.[166] 12 55
Nigeria Nigeria September 21 At least 54 people were killed by multiple explosions in Nigeria.[167] 54
Yemen Yemen September 24 A bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Sana'a killed 25 and injured dozens more during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Claimed by ISIL.[168] 25
Bangladesh September 29 Three men on a motorbike shot and killed an Italian aid worker. The attack has been claimed by ISIL.[169] 1
Nigeria Nigeria October 1 Multiple suicide bombings by Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria killed 14 people (including the bombers) and injured 39.[170] 14 39
Israel Israel October 1 Gunmen opened fire on a car near Nablus on the northern West Bank, killing a man and woman. 4 of their 6 children were also in the car and witnessed the attack, but were uninjured. The attackers have been praised by Hamas.[171][172] 2
Australia Australia October 2 2015 Parramatta shooting. A NSW Police Force civilian employee was shot dead outside NSW Police Force headquarters on Charles Street, Parramatta, Sydney by a 15-year-old lone gunman. The gunman then engaged with NSW Police Special Constables in a shootout before being killed, 2 dead.[173] 4
Bangladesh October 3 A Japanese man was shot and killed in a similar fashion to an Italian aid worker killed 4 days earlier. The attack has been claimed by ISIL.[174] 1
Iraq Iraq October 3 In Baghdad, two suicide bombings in Shiite majority neighbourhoods kill at least 18 people and injure 61. Attack claimed by ISIL.[175] 20 61
Afghanistan Afghanistan October 5 Two suicide bombings in Kabul targeted an Afghan intelligence centre. 3 people were injured in the attack, claimed by the Taliban.[176] 2 3
Somalia Somalia October 7 Militants of Al-Shabaab ambushed and killed the nephew of Somalia's president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. 2 dead.[177] 2
Turkey Turkey October 10 In the 2015 Ankara bombings 109 people were killed and over 500 others injured. According to two high ranked sources in the Turkish security forces ISIL is most likely responsible.[178][179] 109 500+
Chad October 10 Multiple suicide bombings in Chad killed 33 people and injured 51. The attack is believed to be the work of Boko Haram.[180] 33 51
Afghanistan Afghanistan October 11 A bomb attack in Kabul, targeting a British military convoy injured 7 Afghan civilians. The attack has been claimed by the Taliban.[181] 0 7
Nigeria Nigeria October 22 20 people were killed in the northeast state of Borno, Nigeria in a Boko Haram attack.[182] 20
Nigeria Nigeria October 23 Two separate mosques were attacked by suicide bombers, killing 42 in Nigeria.[183] 42
Niger October 28 Boko Haram militants attack a village in Niger, gunning down 13 people and allegedly burning down houses and cars during the rampage.[184] 13
Egypt Egypt October 31 Bomb on board a Russian jet brings it down in Sinai, bound for St Petersburg, killing 224 people.[185] 224
Lebanon Lebanon November 12 Twin suicide bombings kill 42 people in the capital city of Beirut.[186] 42
France France November 13 A series of terrorist attacks in Paris kill 137, and wound 416. They involved a series of coordinated attacks which consisted of mass shootings and suicide bombings. This incident was the most fatal event on French soil since World War II.[187] 137 416
Iraq Iraq November 13 A suicide bomber killed at least 21 at a Shia funeral.[188] 21
Philippines Philippines November 17 A Malaysian national is beheaded by Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines.[189] 1
Nigeria Nigeria November 17 A suicide attack at a market in Yola killed more than 30 people and hospitalised more than 80. The attack is thought to be the work of Boko Haram.[190] 30+ 80+
Bosnia and Herzegovina November 18 A lone wolf Islamist killed two soldiers and injured civilians in Sarajevo. 3 dead 5 wounded.[191] 3 5
Nigeria Nigeria November 18 Two explosions rock a phone market in Kano killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 100. Boko Haram is suspected to be behind it.[192] 15 100+
Iraq Iraq November 20 A Suicide bomber detonates inside a Shiite mosque killing 10 people, other bombings in the area killed another 5 people.[193] 11 5
Cameroon November 21 Suicide bombers affiliated with Boko Haram kill at least 10 in northern Cameroon.[194] 10
Nigeria Nigeria November 22 8 people among women and children demise when a female suicide bomber is reduced to pulp.[195] 8
Tunisia November 24 At least 14 people were killed in a bus bombing in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. ISIL claimed responsibility for this attack that targeted a bus transporting members of the Presidential Guard.[196] 14 11
Egypt Egypt November 24 In the November 2015 Sinai attack which occurred a day after the second round of parliamentary elections closed, militants attack a hotel housing election judges in the provincial capital of al-Arish in Egypt's North Sinai. 7 dead, 10+ wounded[197] 7 10+
Niger November 25 Boko Haram invades a village and shoots indiscriminately residents and also fire rockets, killing 18.[198] 18
Nigeria Nigeria November 27 21 killed in Boko Haram suicide attack on a Shia procession in Nigeria[citation needed] 22
Egypt Egypt November 28 Islamist gunmen killed four security personnel in an attack at a police checkpoint in Saqqara. 4 dead[199] 4
Mali November 28 Militants fired rockets on a MINUSMA peacekeeping forces base in northern Mali. Ansar Dine claimed responsibility. 3 dead, 20 wounded.[200] 3 20
United States United States December 2 In the 2015 San Bernardino attack, married couple Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 others in a killing spree that the FBI was investigating as "act of terrorism".[201][202] 14 22
Chad December 5 Four female suicide bombers from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad, killing at least 15 people and injuring 130.[203] 19 130+
Yemen Yemen December 6 The governor of the southern port city of Aden in Yemen, Jaafar Mohammed Saad, was killed in a car bomb attack. The assassination was claimed by ISIL.[204] 1
Afghanistan Afghanistan December 8 In the 2015 Kandahar Airport attacks several Taliban members attacked the Kandahar Airport and surrounding area. 70+ killed, 35 injured.[205][206] 70+ 35
Egypt Egypt December 8 An explosive device by Islamists targeting a military convoy went off in Rafah. 4 dead 4 injured.[207] 4 4
Iraq Iraq December 9 A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the doorway of a Shiite mosque. 11+ dead 20 injured.[208] 11+ 20
Afghanistan Afghanistan December 11 In the 2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul, Taliban militants detonated a car bomb and stormed a guesthouse near the Spanish embassy. 6 dead, several injured.[209] 6
Syria Syria December 11 In the Tell Tamer bombings three truck bombs by ISIL killed up to 60 people and injured more than 80 in the town of Tell Tamer.[210] 60 80
Iraq Iraq December 12 A militant detonated his explosives in a truck at an Iraqi position near the Saudi border. 6 dead, 14 injured.[211] 6 14
Nigeria Nigeria December 13 Boko Haram Islamists, at least some using machetes, attacked residents of the villages of Warwara, Mangari, and Bura-Shika. 30 killed and 20 injured[212] 30 20
Afghanistan Afghanistan December 21 A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed six and wounded three in Kabul, Afghanistan near Bagram Airfield.[213] 7 3
Nigeria Nigeria December 26 Boko Haram gunmen raided Kimba village in northern Nigeria, opening fire on residents and torching their homes. 14+ killed.[214][215] 14+
Afghanistan Afghanistan December 28 A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least one person and wounded 33 in an attack on a road near a school close to Kabul International Airport.[216] 2 33
Nigeria Nigeria December 28 Fourteen Islamist female suicide bombers aged 12–18 attempted to simultaneously attack the city of Maiduguri. Seven of the bombers were shot dead by Nigerian forces while three managed to escape and detonate themselves in Baderi general area and near a Mosque, killing 26 people and wounding another 85.[217] 36 85
Pakistan Pakistan December 29 A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the front entrance of a regional branch of the National Database and Registration Authority in the northwestern city of Mardan, Pakistan. The blast killed 26 people and more than 50 were wounded.[218] 27 50+
Russia Russia December 29 A gunman opened fire on a group of local residents who were visiting a viewing platform at the fortress in Derbent, Dagestan, southern Russia, killing one and injuring 11. ISIL claims responsibility.[219] 1 11


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Afghanistan Afghanistan January 1 A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself in a French restaurant called 'Le Jardin' in Kabul. 2 dead 15 injured.[220] 2 15
India India January 2 In the 2016 Pathankot attack suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attacked an Indian air base killing 7 security force members. Several injured.[citation needed] 7
Iraq Iraq January 3 Five Islamist suicide bombers attack an Iraqi military base. 15 dead and 22 injured.[221] 15 22
Afghanistan Afghanistan January 4 A Militant drove a truck packed with explosives to the armored gates of a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul's airport before detonating. 30 people injured, including children.[222] 0 30
Libya Libya January 7 In the Zliten truck bombing Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb at the police training camp al-Jahfal in the coastal town of Zliten, Libya. 50+ dead 100+ wounded.[223] 50+ 100+
France France January 7 In the January 2016 Paris police station attack an Islamist from Morocco wearing a fake explosive belt attacked police officers with a meat cleaver. He was shot dead.[224] 1 0
Libya Libya January 7 A car bombing at a checkpoint in the Libyan oil port of Ras Lanuf left seven people dead and 11 wounded.[225] 7 11
Egypt Egypt January 8 In the 2016 Hurghada attack two militants armed with a melee weapon and a signal flare stormed the Bella Vista Hotel. 3 injured.[226] 0 3
France France January 11 A 15-year-old Turkish ISIL supporter attacked a teacher from a Jewish school in Marseille with a machete. 1 injured.[227] 0 1
Iraq Iraq January 11 ISIL gunmen detonate suicide vests in a shopping mall, killing at least 20 and wounding more than 40 people.[228] 20 40+
Turkey Turkey January 12 In the 2016 Istanbul bombing an ISIL suicide bomber kills 10 tourists and injures 15 more in the historical centre of Istanbul.[229] 11 15
Indonesia Indonesia January 14 In the 2016 Jakarta attacks 4 assailants kill 2 and injure 24 in a terrorist attack in Jakarta. The attack was orchestrated and financed from ISIL in Syria.[230] 2 24
Somalia Somalia January 15 In the El Adde attack, Al-Shabaab terrorists attack an African Union Kenyan army base in El-Adde. 63+ killed, several injured.[231] 63+
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso January 15 In the 2016 Ouagadougou attacks Islamist gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. 20+ killed. 15+ injured.[232] 20+ 15+
Pakistan Pakistan January 21 At least 22 killed in attack on Bacha Khan University, Pakistan. The Taliban claim responsibility for the attack.[233] 22
Somalia Somalia January 22 Al-Shabab attack on beachside restaurant leaves 20 dead.[234] 20
Cameroon Cameroon January 25 Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have blown themselves up in a market in Cameroon, killing at least 25 people and injuring 62 others.[235] 25 62
Nigeria Nigeria January 30 Boko Haram gunmen raided a Nigerian village, at least 65 people were killed and 136 others injured.[236] 65 136
Uruguay Uruguay March 10 A 35 years old man called Carlos Omar Peralta López from the city of Paysandú repeatedly stabbed to death a local Jewish merchant at the scream of "Allah is great!" some months after his supposed conversion to Islam and assuming the identity of "Abdullah Omar". The man was found to have a Spanish edition of the Qu'ran at his home along with multiple Muslim books and religious mantras to chant. The man had lots of Middle Eastern-origin people in his Facebook contact list and claimed to belong to Al-Qaeda. He also claimed to have done it because he was being discriminated for his religion and "Allah had ordered him to kill jews". The man knew approximately 5 languages and entered the court speaking Arabic. The man also attended a Internet café where locals claimed he would usually sit there and play violent games picking Jews as his victims, often screaming loud things while doing so, attracting the attention of everyone at the room. It later became known the man was inspired by a previous wave of mass stabbing that occurred in Israel and suffered from schizophrenia. The son of the victim became injured while trying to stop the attack.[237][238] 1 1
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast March 13 In the 2016 Grand-Bassam shootings Al Qaeda gunmen stormed 3 hotels in the beach resort city of Grand-Bassam in the Ivory Coast, leaving 18 people dead.[239] 18
Turkey Turkey March 19 In the March 2016 Istanbul bombing a suicide bomber, later identified by police as an ISIL member[240] killed 4 and himself and injured 36, including foreign tourists.[241] 5 36
Iraq Iraq March 20 In Anbar, Iraq, ISIL suicide bombers kill at least 24 at municipal building[242] 24
Belgium Belgium March 22 2016 Brussels bombings includes two suicide bombings in Brussels Airport and one bombing in Brussels Metro that resulted in 35 deaths and more than 300 wounded.[243] 35 300+
Yemen Yemen March 25 Three ISIL suicide bombers strike security checkpoints in the Yemeni city of Aden, killing 26 people.[244][245] 29
Iraq Iraq March 25 30 people killed and 95 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a football stadium in Iskandariya, south of Baghdad. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[246][247] 30 95
Pakistan Pakistan March 27 The 2016 Lahore suicide bombing targeted Christians who had gathered on Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. The blast, by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban faction, killed at least 70 people and injured 300 others.[248][249] 70 300
Afghanistan Afghanistan April 19 The April 2016 Kabul attack targeted a security team responsible for protecting government VIPs in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack killed 64 people and wounded 347. It was the Taliban's biggest attack on an urban area since 2001.[250] 64 347
Bangladesh Bangladesh April 23 Attackers hacked a university professor to death in the city of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack stating that they assassinated him "for calling to atheism in the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh".[251][252] 1
Bangladesh Bangladesh April 25 Two gays rights activists were hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. An Al-Qaeda affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attacks and stated they killed the two as they were "pioneers of practicing [sic] and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh".[253][254] 2
Iraq Iraq May 11 At least 40 people were killed and 60 injured in a car bomb attack on a market in Baghdad. ISIL claims responsibility.[255] 40 60
United States United States June 12 49 people were killed and 53 injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIL by specifically calling police and journalists several times during the incident.[256][257] 49 53
France France June 14 Two French citizens, a police officer and his wife were stabbed to death in Magnanville, France, by a man swearing his allegiance to ISIL.[258] 2
Jordan Jordan June 21 ISIS Soldier infiltrates refugee camp at a Jordanian army post near Rukban, killing 6 and wounding 14.[259] ISIL later claimed responsibility.[260] 6 14
Pakistan Pakistan June 22 Assassination of Amjad Sabri, claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban who accused Sabri of blasphemy.[261] 1
Turkey Turkey June 28 A simultaneous terrorist attack, consisting of shootings and suicide bombings at the international terminal of Terminal 2 of Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey resulted in forty-five deaths in addition to the three attackers and injuring more than 230 people.[262][263] 45 230
Bangladesh Bangladesh July 1 Gunmen killed 20 hostages in the affluent Gulshan Thana neighborhood of Dhaka. Thirteen hostages were rescued; two police officers and six terrorists were killed. One terrorist was taken into custody. ISIL claimed responsibility, but according to Bangladeshi officials, the attack was carried out by homegrown militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.[264] On August 27, Bangladeshi police killed three militants whom they accused of perpetrating the Dhaka attack, including Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, a 30-year-old Canadian citizen born in Bangladesh, who was described as "one of the main suppliers of funds and arms for several recent attacks".[265] 26
Iraq Iraq July 3 July 2016 Baghdad bombings Two coordinated bomb attacks killed over 300 people and injured over 221 others.[266] 341+ 246
Indonesia Indonesia July 4 A suicide bomber attacked a police station in Central Java, killing himself and injuring a police officer.[267] 1 1
Iraq Iraq July 7 A coordinated attack involving suicide car bombers, suicide bombers on foot, and gunmen against the mausoleum of Muhammad ibn Ali al-Hadi, a Shi'ite holy site in Baghdad, killed at least 56 people and injured 75. ISIL claimed responsibility.[268] 56 75
France France July 14 87 people (including the perpetrator Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel) died during the Bastille day attack in Nice, France.[269][270] 87 450+
GermanyGermany July 18 A 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured five people seriously, two critically, with a knife and hatchet on a train near Würzburg. The attacker was shot dead when he attacked the arriving police officers.[271] 1 5
GermanyGermany July 24 A suicide bombing outside a wine bar in Ansbach, Germany, in which a bomber tried to bomb a large music festival going on at the time. After detonation, he injured 15, 4 seriously. Many videos were discovered of him pledging allegiance to ISIL and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The bomber was the only fatality.[272] 1 15
France France July 26 A priest's throat was slit and four nuns were taken hostage in a church in Rouen, France. The IS-linked Amaq news agency said "two soldiers of the Islamic State" had carried out the attack. The two terrorists were shot dead by the French authorities. One of the men was known to the French intelligence services (as reported by French TV channel M6) and was on the French government's terror watch-list, known as the S list.[273] 3
Pakistan Pakistan August 8 77 people were killed and over 100 injured by a suicide bombing at a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.[274] 77 100+
United States United States September 17–19 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings - three bombs exploded and several unexploded ones were found in the New York metropolitan area. The bombings left 31 people wounded, but no fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported. Subsequently, the perpetrator has been charged with attempting to radicalized fellow jail inmates to espouse violent Islamic jihadism beliefs.[275] 0 31
India India September 18 2016 Uri attack – Four armed militants attacked on Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri area of Baramulla district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. 18 Soldiers were killed in the ambush and 19 were injured.[276] 18 19
United States United States November 28 Ohio State University attack, 11 people were hospitalized for injuries after a car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at Ohio State University. The perpetrator, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Muslim Somali refugee and legal permanent resident of the United States.[277] 0 11
Pakistan Pakistan November 12 Forty-seven people were killed and 100 injured by a bomb at the Shah Noorani shrine in Balochistan. More people were killed and injured during the stampede that resulted from people fleeing the bomb blast. ISIL claimed responsibility.[278][279][280] 56 102
Egypt Egypt December 11 A suicide bomber killed 27 people and injured 47 others at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church (commonly known as El-Botroseya Church) in Cairo. The bomber was identified as 22-year-old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed Mustafa. ISIL claimed responsibility.[281][282][283] By early 2017, eight suspects had been arrested in connection with the bombing.[284] 29 47
GermanyGermany December 19 2016 Berlin truck attack during which a truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, left 13 people dead and 55 others injured.[285][286] 12 56


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Turkey Turkey January 1 An Islamic State gunman opened fire on a crowd of people in the Reina Nightclub in Istanbul.[287] 39 70
Iraq Iraq January 2 A suicide bomber with a truck full of explosives attacked a predominantly Shia market in Baghdad. The Islamic State took responsibility for the attack, claiming to target a "gathering of Shia".[288][289] 36 52
Afghanistan Afghanistan February 8 Islamic State militants attack a convoy of aid workers of the Red Cross in Northern Afghanistan. Killing 6 and taking 2 prisoner.[290] 6 0
Afghanistan Afghanistan February 11 Taliban suicide car bomber killed seven people outside a bank in Lashkargah.[291] 7 21
Pakistan Pakistan February 16 During the Sehwan suicide bombing a suicide bomber entered the main hall of the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and detonated his payload amid dozens of worshippers.[292] 91+ 300+
Iraq Iraq February 19 Five people were killed in two suicide bombings that hit districts recently retaken from Islamic State in eastern Mosul. The first attack targeted an army checkpoint, killing three soldiers, and the second a gathering of civilians in the commercial district known as "My Fair Lady," killing two.[293] 5 0
Pakistan Pakistan February 21 Three militants threw hand grenades and opened fire as they launched an assault in Tangi, near the border with Afghanistan. Two of the men blew themselves up during the 20-minute gun battle with security forces at the gate, while the third was shot dead by police before he could detonate his explosive vest.[294] 7 22
Egypt Egypt February 22 Two Coptic citizens were found killed on Wednesday inside the North Sinai city of Al-Arish. The two are believed to have been kidnapped by anonymous militants who are suspected to be members of the IS-affiliated group of "Sinai Province."[295] 2 0
Afghanistan Afghanistan February 28 Twelve policemen were killed in an "insider attack" in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. An infiltrator from the Taliban had allowed militants into the outpost in the regional capital, Lashkar Gah.[296] 12 0
Afghanistan Afghanistan March 8 Gunmen dressed as medics attacked a military hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing more than 40 people, in an assault claimed by Islamic State.[297][298] 40+ 50+
Iraq Iraq March 8 Two suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing 26 people at a wedding party in a village near the Iraqi city of Tikrit. Islamic State said two of its fighters had carried out the attack in the village of Hajaj.[299] 26 67
United Kingdom United Kingdom March 22 A man drove a car into pedestrians on the south side of Westminster Bridge, injuring 49 people, 4 of them fatally.[300][301] 6 49
Russia Russia April 3 A suicide bomber blew himself up on the St. Petersburg metro. The bomber was born in Kyrgyzstan and had ties to radical Islamists.[302] 5 15
Sweden April 7 2017 Stockholm truck attack – A rejected Uzbek asylum seeker had stolen a beer truck and drove onto the crowded high street to mow down as many pedestrians as possible. According to his testimony he wanted to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the fight against "Islamic State."[303][304] 5 15
Egypt Egypt April 9 Palm Sunday church bombings on Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria kill at least 36 people and injure more than 100[305] 47 100+
France France April 20 Three police officers and a bystander were shot by an attacker wielding an AK-47 rifle on the Champs-Élysées, a shopping boulevard in Paris. The attacker was shot dead during the incident. He had a note defending the Islamic State, and had previously attempted to communicate with Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.[306] 2 3
United Kingdom United Kingdom May 22 The Manchester Arena bombing - an Islamist extremist suicide bomber detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. 22 1,017 (112 hospitalised)[307]
Egypt Egypt May 26 A gunman opened fire on a convoy carrying Coptic Christians traveling from Maghagha in Egypt's Minya Governorate.[308] 28 22
United Kingdom United Kingdom June 3 The 2017 London Bridge attack was an incident where a van ran over multiple pedestrians on the London Bridge. On Borough Market the occupants of the van stabbed multiple people before being shot by police.[309][310] 11 48
France France June 6 2017 Notre Dame attack – A lone wolf who was carrying knives in his rucksack attacked an officer guarding Notre-Dame de Paris with a hammer. A video pledging allegiance to ISIS was later found.[311] 0 2
Iran June 7 2017 Tehran attacks – Iran parliament and the shrine of Ruhollah Khomeini. In the first attacks orchestrated by ISIS in Iran, Tehran was targeted by suicide bombers and teams of gunmen when they stormed Iran's parliament and the nearby shrine of Ruhollah Khomeini. All 4 attackers at the parliament were killed.[312][313] 22 43
Iraq Iraq June 9 At least 30 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Karbala, Iraqi officials said. The attack was claimed by ISIL.[314] 30 36
India India July 10 2017 Amarnath Yatra attack - 8 Hindu civilian pilgrims on the way from Amarnath Temple in Kashmir Valley, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in a terror attack 8 18+
Egypt Egypt July 14 2017 Hurghada attack – An attacker with a knife stabbed foreign tourists.[315] 2 4
Pakistan Pakistan August 7 A truck carrying explosive material accidentally went off at Band Road in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. A few hours after the attack, a clash erupted between 7 terrorists and the CTD team in which 4 terrorists were shot dead while 3 others managed to flee in the dark. The terrorists were identified as Pakistani Taliban's militants.[316] 2 35
Spain Spain August 17–18 2017 Barcelona attacks – Three separate attacks in Barcelona (location pictured) kill at least fifteen people and injure more than one hundred others. "Authorities believe the men to be part of 12 member Islamic Terror cell".[317] The group was held 120 gas canisters being ready to bomb a major target.[318] 15 120
Finland August 18 2017 Turku attack – Ten people were stabbed with knives in Turku, by an eighteen-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker named Abderrahman Bouanane. According to the police he was a radicalized lone wolf influenced by ISIS. Two of the victims were killed. The attacker was shot in the leg by police and was arrested. Police later discovered that the attacker had also planned attacks at different sites. Three other suspects, all Moroccans, were remanded in custody in connection with the attack. He was convicted for terrorism and murder. It was the first time a Finnish court has decreed that a crime was a terrorist act and Finland's prime minister has described the stabbings as the country's first terrorist attack in history.[319][320] 2 8
United Kingdom United Kingdom September 15 A bomb, wrapped in a plastic grocery bag concealed in a bucket, exploded at 8:20 a.m. at the height of the morning rush at the London's Underground. The bomb exploded just after the train drew into Parsons Green. The Islamic State asserted responsibility for the bucket bomb hours later in a message on its Amaq news site that said a "detachment" of its disciples had carried out the attack.[321] 0 29
Somalia Somalia October 14 14 October 2017 Mogadishu bombings 587 316
United States United States October 31 2017 New York City truck attack – A man drove a pickup truck into cyclists and runners along about 1 mile (2 km) of a bicycle path in Lower Manhattan, New York City. After he left the vehicle, the driver was wielding two guns (later found to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun); he was shot in the abdomen by police and arrested.[322] An ISIS flag and a document that read either "It will endure." or "Islamic State will endure forever." in Arabic were found in the truck.[323][324] 8 12
Egypt Egypt November 24 2017 Sinai mosque attack 311 128+
Egypt Egypt December 29 A gunman opened fire outside a church in Cairo before attempting to storm the building, at least seven people killed. He had earlier shot at a store, killing two people inside. The Interior Ministry said that the shop was owned by a Copt and that the two dead were Christian men. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, via its Amaq News Agency.[325] at least 9 0


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Iraq Iraq January 15 2018 Baghdad bombings.[326] 38 105
Afghanistan Afghanistan January 20 2018 Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul attack.[327] 40 22
Afghanistan Afghanistan January 24 Save the Children Jalalabad attack[328] 6 27
Afghanistan Afghanistan January 27 2018 Kabul ambulance bombing.[329] 103 235
Russia Russia February 18 Kizlyar church shooting[330] 6 5
Somalia Somalia February 18 February 2018 Mogadishu attack.[331] 45 36
Burkina Faso March 2 2018 Ouagadougou attacks[332][333] 30 85
Afghanistan Afghanistan March 21 March 2018 Kabul suicide bombing-Suicide attack.[334] 33 65
France France March 23 Carcassonne and Trèbes attack-Hostage crisis.[335] 5 15
Somalia Somalia April 1 2018 African Union base attack in Bulo Marer.[336] 59 (+30) Unknown
Afghanistan Afghanistan April 22 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing-Suicide attack.[337] 69 120
Afghanistan Afghanistan April 30 30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings[338][339] 29 50
Nigeria Nigeria May 1 2018 Mubi suicide bombings[340][341] 86 58
Libya Libya May 2 2018 attack on the High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, Libya[342] 16 20
Netherlands Netherlands May 5 3 wounded after stabbing attack in the Hague.[343] 0 3
France France May 12 2018 Paris knife attack[344] 2 4
Indonesia Indonesia May 13 2018 Surabaya bombings-Suicide attack.[345] 25 55
Belgium Belgium May 29 2018 Liège attack[346] 4 4
Afghanistan Afghanistan July 1 July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing[347] 20 20
Pakistan Pakistan July 10 2018 Peshawar suicide bombing[348] 22 75
Pakistan Pakistan July 13 2018 Mastung and Bannu bombings[349][350] 154 223
Syria Syria July 25 The 2018 As-Suwayda attacks were a string of suicide bombings and gun attacks that took place in and around As-Suwayda, Syria, on July 25. The attacks were committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[351] 258 (+63 attackers) 180
Tajikistan July 29 2018 Terrorist attack against cyclists in Tajikistan - Assailants rammed American and European cyclists with a car in the Khatlon region, then attacked them with knives and an axe. Four cyclists were murdered and two were injured. At least one suspected attacker was killed whilst resisting arrest and at least one other was detained.[352] 4 2
Jordan Jordan August 12 An explosion near a police van killed one officer and wounded six others at the city of Fuheis. The security forces hunted the attackers and besieged them in a building at the city of Salt. Jordanian officials claimed that the attackers supported the Islamic State, but did not have links to the organisation.[353][354][355] 5 26+
Netherlands Netherlands August 31 A 19-year-old Afghan, with a German residence permit, stabbed two American tourists with a knife at Amsterdam's central station. After the attack he was shot by Dutch police in his lower body and arrested. The victims remained in hospital with serious injuries. German police searched the man's house at the request of their Dutch colleagues and seized several data carriers.[356] 0 2
Iran September 22 2018 Ahvaz military parade attack - Militants wearing khaki uniforms shot at an Iranian military parade in Ahvaz. The ISIL claimed the attack.[357] 24+ 20
Egypt Egypt November 2 Islamic militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims returning from a remote Coptic Christian monastery and opened fire. Egyptian officials reported 7 deaths and 19 wounded. The local Islamic State which claimed responsibility said that 13 Christians were murdered and another 18 wounded.[358] 7 19
Australia Australia November 9 2018 Melbourne stabbing attack - A man, of Somali origin, set a car on fire and stabbed three people - one fatally - in Melbourne. He was shot dead after confronting officers on a busy city street. ISIS had claimed responsibility for the knife attack through its media, but Australian authorities said he was only inspired by the group and did not appear to be direct links.[359][360] 1 2
Morocco December 17 Murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland - Two female Scandiniavian tourists, a Danish and a Norwegian, killed, one beheaded, near Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, the murderers filmed their action while branding the two women 'enemies of God' and saying their actions were God's will. Four suspects arrested over the killings and the Moroccan authorities said that they had pledged allegiance to Islamic State before the killings.[361][362][363] 2 0


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Kenya Kenya January 15 Nairobi DusitD2 complex attack - Militants of Al-Shabaab attacked the DusitD2 hotel at Nairobi killing many people.[364] 21+ 0
India India February 14 A local from Pulwama Pulwama had rammed his car full of explosives into a convoy of Indian Army soldiers, resulting in the casualty of 40 soldiers. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammed.[365] 40 (+ 1, the suicide bomber) 35
Philippines Philippines January 27 2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings - On 27 January 2019, two bombs exploded at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Jolo, at least 20 people were confirmed dead in the assault and many others injured, which took place just as worshipers gathered for Mass on Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.[366][367][368] 20+ 102
Netherlands Netherlands March 18 Utrecht tram shooting 4 6
Sri Lanka April 21 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings - on Easter Sunday, three churches across Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were bombed. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex and a guest house. Several cities in Sri Lanka were targeted. At least 253 people were killed,[369] including at least 35 foreign nationals and three police officers, and at least 500 were injured in the bombings.[370][371][372][373] Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne confirmed that all of the bombers were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheed Jama'ath (NTJ), a local militant radical Islamist group, but foreign links are suspected.[374] Multiple foreign intelligence agencies had forewarned of a high probability of attack. 269 (+8 bombers) 500+
Sri Lanka April 27 April 2019 Kalmunai shootout - On 27 April 2019, Sri Lankan security forces and militants from National Thowheeth Jama'ath allegedly linked to ISIS clashed after the security forces raided a safe house of the militants. Sixteen people, including six children, died during the raid as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up.[375][376] 16 2
France France May 24 Explosion outside a bakery in the town center of Lyon, France, causing damage and injuring 13. The suspect, his parents and sibling arrested. Suspected is migrant from Algeria possessing jihad propaganda.[377] - 13
Philippines Philippines May 26 On 26 May 2019, militants of the Abu Sayyaf which is linked to the Islamic State attacked a group of soldiers on the island of Jolo. Six militants from the insurgent group and two children died. In addition, five soldiers and two civilians were wounded.[378] 7 2
Afghanistan Afghanistan August 17 17 August 2019 Kabul bombing - On 17 August 2019, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a wedding hall, killing at least 92 people and injuring more than 140.[379][380] 92 142
United Kingdom United Kingdom November 29 2019 London Bridge stabbing - On November 29, convicted Islamist terrorist Usman Khan stabbed members of the public on London Bridge[381] before being wrestled to the floor by pedestrians and then shot dead by police. 2 3


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Afghanistan Afghanistan March 25 Kabul gurdwara attack – At about 7:45 am (local time) ISIL (ISIS) gunmen attacked a Sikh religious gathering taking dozens of hostages in Kabul on 25 March 2020.[382][383] At least 25 people were killed.[384] After six hours of fighting 80 hostages were rescued.[385][386] 25
Philippines Philippines August 24 2020 Jolo bombings – A motorcycle bomb exploded on a busy street in Jolo, Sulu. As police and the military responded, a female suicide bomber detonated a second bomb, killing at least 14 people and wounding 75. The Islamic State is suspected of being behind the pair of bombings.[387] 14 75
France France October 16 Murder of Samuel Paty – A middle-school teacher was attacked and beheaded by an 18 year-old Chechen.[388][389] The teacher had previously shown Charlie Hebdo-Cartoons depicting Muhammad during class. The culprit forewarned of his intentions using his Twitter account.[390] 1
Afghanistan Afghanistan October 24 A suicide bombing killed at least 30 people and another 70 were injured outside an educational centre in Kabul.[391] The ISK claimed responsibility for the attack. 30+ 70+
France France October 29 2020 Nice stabbing – 3 were killed in Notre-Dame de Nice, one of the victims was beheaded.[392] 3
Austria November 2 2020 Vienna attack – Five were killed in Stadttempel, Vienna, including the murderer.[393] The Vienna Police Department confirmed that the attacker was an Islamic State sympathizer, and that the attack was motivated by Islamic extremism.[394][395] 4 15
Mozambique November 10 According to state media, Islamic militant groups rounded up and killed 50 people in northern Mozambique. The militants turned a football field into an "execution site" in a village, where they are beheaded and dismembered. State media reported that several more people were beheaded in another village. The militants are linked to the Islamic State group (ISIS). The gunmen reportedly shouted "Allah Akbar" when they stormed the village on Friday night and fired shots from the air. Villagers who tried to flee were taken to a football field where the executions took place. Executions and beheadings reportedly continued from Saturday to Sunday.[396][397][398] 50+ Unknown
Syria Syria December 30 On December 30, 2020, an assault targeted a bus with Syrian regime soldiers and militiamen of Bashar al-Assad's elite Fourth Brigade returning from their posts in Deir ez-Zor. The bus was ambushed in a well-planned operation near the village of Shula by jihadists who set up a false checkpoint to stop the convoy and detonated bombs before opening fire.[399] ISIL claimed responsibility.[400] 40



Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Pakistan Pakistan January 3 ISIS claims responsibility for killing 11 miners in Balochistan, Pakistan. They kidnapped the workers on Saturday and took them to the mountains. The victims' hands were tied and their dismembered bodies were found on the floor of a cottage.[401][402][403][404][405] 11
Iraq Iraq January 21 ISIS targeted Shia Muslims in a clothing market in Tayaran Square, Baghdad, leading to widespread condemnation.[406][407][408] 32 110
Maldives Maldives May 6 An assassination attempt was made against Maldivian speaker of the People's Majlis and former president Mohamed Nasheed near his home in Malé. At 20:39 MVT (UTC+5), a homemade explosive device planted on a parked motorcycle exploded, injuring Nasheed and four others.[409] 5
Afghanistan Afghanistan May 8 The 2021 Kabul school bombing; a car bomb, followed by two more improvised explosive device (IED) blasts, occurred in front of Sayed al-Shuhada school in Dashte Barchi, a predominantly Shia Hazara area in western Kabul, Afghanistan. The majority of the casualties were girls between 11 and 15 years old. 100+ 240
GermanyGermany June 25 A Somali man shouted "Allahu Akbar" before carrying out a stabbing spree in Würzburg that killed 3 women, one of whom was a teacher protecting her daughter, and injured several others in a store and along the street. 3 7
Iraq Iraq July 19 In the evening, an ISIS suicide bomber detonated his vest in a crowded market in the densely populated neighbourhood of Baghdad's Sadr City, killing at least 30 people. It was near the eve of Eid al-Adha Islamic festival. Women and children were among the dead and wounded and some shops burned down as a result of the explosion. ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.[410] 30 50
Afghanistan Afghanistan August 26 The 2021 Kabul airport attack; ISIS claimed two suicide attacks near Hamid Karzai International Airport. 13 US service members and at least 170 Afghans were killed in the attacks.[411] 183 200
New Zealand New Zealand September 3 An ISIS supporter stabbed six people before being shot by police in Auckland, New Zealand. The attacker came to New Zealand in 2011 and became a person of interest in October 2016, authorities said.[412] 1 6
Afghanistan Afghanistan October 8 2021 Kunduz mosque bombing 50+ 143
Afghanistan Afghanistan October 15 2021 Kandahar bombing - a suicide bombing occurred at the Imam Bargah Mosque, also known as Fatima Mosque, a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Kandahar, Afghanistan. 65 70+


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Pakistan Pakistan March 4 2022 Peshawar mosque attack. The Islamic State attacked a Shiite Mosque in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in Pakistan. 63+ 196
Nigeria Nigeria June 5 An attack by a group of armed men took place on worshippers gathered for Pentecost Mass in a Catholic church in Owo in Ondo State. The militants used explosives and fired into the church through the windows. The militants then fled the scene.[413] 22 58
Norway Norway June 25 Two people were killed and 21 injured, 10 of them seriously, in a busy nightlife district in Oslo.[414] 2 21
India India June 28 Murder of Kanhaiya Lal – A Hindu tailor was murdered by two Muslim assailants on 28 June 2022 in Udaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The assailants captured the attack on camera and circulated the video online.[415][416][417] In a second video (taken after the attack), the assailants boasted about the murder to avenge the insult to Islam[418] and also made threats against India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.[419][420] 1
United Kingdom United Kingdom June 30 A 17-year old convert to Islam, Lloyd Gunton, was apprehended in possession of a knife and a hammer in Cardiff after sending a note to his parents describing himself as a soldier of ISIS and tasked with killing unbelievers, including Justin Bieber whose concert he was planning to attend. He was sentenced to indefinite custody in March 2023.[421]
United States United States August 12 The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushie was stabbed following a 1989 fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini, condemning him for the book's allegorical presentation of the possible validity of the so-called Satanic Verses content of the Quran.[422] 2
Nigeria Nigeria August 26 A Christian member of the National Youth Service Corps, Samaila Sabo Awudu, posted to the town of Yola, Adamawa was killed after "a group of five armed Muslims attacked him when they broke into his residence at the NYSC lodge in Yola and cut him with machetes." The men fled and Awudu died later in the Federal Medical Centre in Yola.[423] It is believed that they were offended by his presence working at Yola's College of Islamic Theology. 1
Egypt Egypt August 30 A Christian father and son, Salama Waheeb and his son Hany, were shot dead at Gelbana, 20 kilometres east of the city of El Qantara on the Suez Canal by Islamic State militants. They were working in their fields at the time. The militants escaped from the scene.[424][425] 2
Afghanistan Afghanistan September 30 A suicide bombing suspected to be carried out by ISK caused the death more than 20 people and wounded dozens according to a police spokesman. The attack occurred at a tutorial centre during a mock exam for both men and women in a Hazara neighbourhood. Most of the victims were women.[426] 25 36
France France October 7 In Chateau-Thierry, a Muslim man stabbed his mother and younger brother and then went on a stabbing spree along the street before being apprehended by police while making Islamic prayers at the roadside.[427] 6
GermanyGermany October 18 A Somali man shouted "Allahu Akbar" before stabbing and killing two men, one of whom had his hand chopped off, and wounding a third in a street in Ludwigshafen.[428] 2 1
Nigeria Nigeria October 19 At Gbeji in Benue State, a group of Muslim Fulani attacked the village at 6:00 am, burned the church and killed all the villagers that they could catch.[429] 71+ 36
Somalia Somalia October 30 Car bombings kill over 100 in Mogadishu, says Somali president. At least 300 wounded.[430] 121 300+
Belgium Belgium November 10 One Belgian police officer is dead and another wounded in a stabbing attack in Brussels. According to Belgian media, the attacker shouted “Allahu akbar”.[431] 1 1


Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
France France January 11 A man attacked passers-by in the Gare du Nord in Paris with a makeshift machete at 6:42 am and wounded six people, one of them seriously, before being shot and injured by nearby off-duty policemen.[432] 6
Nigeria Nigeria January 15 Isaac Achi, a Catholic priest, was burned alive by gunmen in an attack on a church in Kafin-Koro, in Katsina State. In another attack a few hours later, "'bandits'" entered a house in the nearby village of Dan Tsauni (Kankara district), and abducted five worshippers who were preparing to go to church for Sunday mass.[433] 1 5
Spain Spain January 25 1 dead, 4 wounded after multiple knife attacks in Algeciras.[434][435] 1 4
Pakistan Pakistan January 30 At least 59 killed and 150 wounded after an attack in Peshawar.[436] 59 150

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