List of terrorist incidents in 2002

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This is a timeline of incidents in 2002 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).

January[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
January 2002 (2002-01) Attack attempt 0 0 Singapore Singapore Singapore embassies attack plot foiled. Jemaah Islamiyah
17 Shooting 6 (+1) 33 Israel Hadera Bat Mitzvah massacre: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a Bat Mitzvah celebration in Hadera al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Second Intifada
22 Shooting 5 20 India Kolkata 2002 attack on American cultural centre in Kolkata: Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on guards at the American Center in Kolkata, killing five people. HuJI
23 Murder 1 0 Pakistan Karachi Kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl by Pakistani terrorists. Al-Qaeda
25 Bombing 5 28 Colombia Bogotá A bomb kills a child and four police officers and injures 28 people in Bogotá. Rebel group FARC is blamed. FARC Colombian conflict
25 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 25 Israel Tel Aviv 2002 Tel Aviv outdoor mall bombing: 25 people were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a cafe on a pedestrian mall near Tel Aviv's old central bus station.[1] Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
27 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) 140 Israel Jerusalem Jaffa Street bombing: A female Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing 2 and injuring 140. The female terrorist, identified as a Fatah member, was armed with more than 10 kilos of explosives.[2] Fatah Second Intifada
30 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 2 Israel Israel A Palestinian suicide bomber wounds two members of Shin Bet security service near Taibeh.[2] Palestine Second Intifada
30 Car bomb 5 40 Colombia Florencia A car bomb kills five and injures 40 in Florencia, Caquetá in the Department of Caquetá. No group claims responsibility. Unknown Colombian conflict

February[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrators Part of
16 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 27 Karnei Shomron Karnei Shomron Mall suicide bombing: Two teenagers were killed and about 30 people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pizzeria in the shopping mall in Karnei Shomron. A third person subsequently died of his injuries. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Second Intifada
18 Suicide Bombing 1 (+1) 0 Israel Israel An Israeli Bedouin policeman was killed by a suicide bomber whom he had stopped for questioning on the Ma'ale AdumimJerusalem road. The terrorist succeeded in detonating the bomb in his car. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah
al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Second Intifada
27 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 3 Israel Israel A female Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up at a roadblock on the JerusalemModi'in highway, injuring three policemen. Palestinian Second Intifada

March[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
02 Suicide bombing 11 50+ Israel Jerusalem Yeshivat Beit Yisrael massacre: Eleven people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a suicide bombing near a yeshiva in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a barmitzvah celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack. Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Second Intifada
05 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) Unknown Israel Afula One person was killed and a large number injured, most lightly, when a suicide bomber exploded in an Egged bus as it entered the Afula central bus station. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
05 Shooting 3 (+1) 15 Israel Tel Aviv Seafood Market attack: Three people, including Druze police officer Salim Barakat of Yarka was killed in Tel-Aviv when a terrorist opened fire on two adjacent restaurants.[3] Unknown Second Intifada
07 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 15 Israel Ariel A suicide bomber blew himself up in the lobby of a hotel in Ariel. 15 people were injured, one seriously. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Second Intifada
09 Suicide bombing 11 (+1) 54 Israel Jerusalem Café Moment bombing: 11 people were killed and 54 injured, 10 of them seriously, when a suicide bomber exploded in the crowded Moment cafe in the center of Jerusalem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada
12 Ambush 6 (+2) 1 Israel Matzuva Matzuva attack: Two Islamic Jihad members opened fire on Israeli civilians traveling along a road. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
17 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 25 Israel Northern Jerusalem A suicide bomber exploded himself near an Egged bus at the French Hill junction in northern Jerusalem. 25 people were lightly injured. Unknown Second Intifada
20 Suicide bombing 7 (+1) 27 Israel Afula Umm al-Fahm bus bombing: Four soldiers and three others were killed, and about 30 wounded, several seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus near Afula. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
21 Car bomb 9 30 Peru Lima At least nine people were killed and 30 injured by a powerful car bomb which went off near the United States embassy in Lima. Unknown Internal conflict in Peru
21 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 86 Israel Jerusalem King George Street bombing: Three people were killed and 86 injured, 3 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing in the center of Jerusalem. The terrorist detonated the bomb, packed with metal spikes and nails, in the center of a crowd of shoppers. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Second Intifada
27 Suicide bombing 30 (+1) 140 Israel Netanya, Israel Passover massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 30 and injures 140 during Passover festivities in a hotel in Netanya in the Passover massacre. Unknown Second Intifada
29 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 28 Israel Jerusalem Kiryat HaYovel supermarket bombing: Two people were killed and 28 injured, two seriously, when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a supermarket in Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades took responsibility. Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Second Intifada
30 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) 30 Israel Tel-Aviv One person was killed and about 30 injured in a suicide bombing in a cafe in Tel-Aviv. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Second Intifada
30 Shooting, suicide bombing 11 (+2) 20 India Jammu 2002 Raghunath temple attacks: Two suicide attackers open fire on the Raghunath Temple in Jammu before blowing themselves up. This was the first of two attacks on this temple in 2002. Lashkar-e-Taiba Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
31 Suicide bombing 16 (+1) 40+ Israel Haifa Matza restaurant suicide bombing: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 15 and injures over 40 in Haifa. Hamas Second Intifada
31 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 4 Israel Efrat; Jerusalem A paramedic and three others were very seriously injured in a suicide bombing at the emergency medical center in Efrat, south of Jerusalem. Unknown Second Intifada

April[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrators Part of
01 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) 0 Israel Jerusalem A police officer was killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in his car after being stopped at a roadblock. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah
al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Second Intifada
07 Bombing 12 70 Colombia Villavicencio Two bombs explode in the restaurant district of Villavicencio, killing twelve and injuring 70. FARC is the prime suspect for the attack.[4] FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
10 Suicide bombing 8 (+1) 22 Zimbabwe Kibbutz Yagur, east of Haifa Yagur Junction bombing: Eight people were killed and 22 injured in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus near Kibbutz Yagur, east of Haifa. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada
11 Truck bombing 19 (+1) 30+ Tunisia Djerba Ghriba synagogue bombing: A natural gas truck fitted with explosives is driven into a synagogue by an al-Qaeda member, killing 20 and wounding more than 30. al-Qaeda Insurgency in the Maghreb
12 Rocket attack Unknown Unknown Colombia Bogotá A rocket explodes near the studios of RCN TV in Cali.[5] Unknown Colombian conflict
12 Suicide bombing 6 (+1) 104 Israel Jerusalem 2002 Mahane Yehuda Market bombing: Six people were killed and 104 wounded when a woman suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Second Intifada
14 Bombing 2 20 Colombia Barranquilla During an assassination attempt of then-presidential candidate Álvaro Uribe Vélez a bomb kills two and injures 20 in Barranquilla. Rebel group FARC is blamed. FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
19 Bombing 3 10 Colombia Cartagena Two bombs, allegedly placed by FARC kill three and injure ten near Cartagena. FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict

May[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrators Part of
02 Mortar bombing 119 98 Colombia Colombia Bojayá massacre: FARC launches a mortar bomb against a church during combats with AUC, killing at least 117 civilians, 48 of them children in what is known as the Bojayá massacre. Delayed response from the authorities make it impossible to establish a final count, as most of the dead were buried before they could be accounted for. FARC Colombian conflict
03 Bombing 0 6 United States Midwest US Luke Helder injures 6 by placing pipebombs in mailboxes in the Midwest. Motivation to protest government control over daily lives and the illegality of marijuana and promotion of astral projection. Luke Helder
06 Assassination 1 0 Netherlands Hilversum Assassination of Pim Fortuyn: Right wing politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by far left extremist Volkert van der Graaf who said he was worried about Fortuyn getting in power and targeting immigrants and Muslims as scapegoats Volkert van der Graaf
07 Suicide bombing 15 (+1) 57 Israel Tel Aviv 2002 Rishon LeZion bombing: 16 people were killed and 55 wounded in a suicide bombing in a crowded game club in Rishon Lezion, southeast of Tel Aviv, which caused part of the building to collapse. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada
08 Bombing 13 (+1) 40 Pakistan Karachi The 2002 Karachi bus bombing kills eleven Frenchmen and two Pakistanis Al-Qaeda
08 Suicide bombing 16 60 Israel Tel Aviv A suicide bomber strikes at a snooker club in Rishon Letzion south of Tel Aviv, killing 16 Israelis and wounding 60.[2] Unknown Second Intifada
09 Bombing 44 133 Russia Kaspiysk Kaspiysk bombing: A bomb explosion in Kaspiysk in Dagestan kills at least 42 people and injures 130 or more during Victory Day festivities. Shariat Jamaat Second Chechen War
13 Sabotage 12 80 India Jaunpur Jaunpur train crash: Twelve people are killed when Islamic extremists cut rails to a train. Students Islamic Movement of India
14 Shooting 31 47 India Kaluchak 2002 Kaluchak massacre: Three LeT militants open fire on a tourist bus filled with mainly Indian Army personnel and their families. Lashkar-e-Taiba Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
19 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 59 Israel Netanya Netanya Market bombing: Three people were killed and 59 injured, 10 seriously, when a suicide bomber, disguised as a soldier, blew himself up in the market in Netanya. Both Hamas and the PFLP took responsibility for the attack. Hamas
PFLP
Second Intifada
20 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 1 Israel Israel (Afula-bound) A suicide bomber, apparently bound for Afula, killed himself after policemen approached him for questioning at a bus stop. There were no other injuries. Hamas Second Intifada
22 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 40 Israel Rishon Lezion Two people were killed and about 40 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated himself in downtown Rishon Lezion. Hamas Second Intifada
23 Car bombing 0 0 Israel Tel Aviv Pi Glilot bombing attempt: Disaster was averted when sprinklers put out a fire after a diesel truck was detonated in a gas depot. The bombing could have caused a chain reaction, killing thousands of people. Hamas Second Intifada
24 Failed car bombing 0 (+1) 5 Israel Tel Aviv A security guard opened fire on a terrorist attempting to ram a car bomb into a disco in Tel Aviv. The terrorist was killed and five Israelis slightly injured when the bomb exploded prematurely. Hamas Second Intifada
27 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 37 Israel Petah Tikva A grandmother and her infant granddaughter were killed and 37 people were injured, some seriously, when a suicide bomber detonated himself near an ice cream parlor in Petah Tikva. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Second Intifada

June[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
05 Car bomb 17 (+1) 38 Israel Afula, Israel Megiddo Junction bus bombing: Seventeen people were killed and 38 injured when a car packed with explosives struck an Egged bus at the Megiddo Junction near Afula. The bus, which burst into flames, was completely destroyed. The terrorist was killed in the blast. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
11 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) 15 Israel Herzliya, Israel 2002 Herzliya shawarma restaurant bombing: A 14-year-old girl was killed and 15 others were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb at a restaurant in Herzliya. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Second Intifada
14 Suicide car bombin 12 (+1) 51 Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan 2002 U.S. consulate attack in Karachi: The Car bomb at US Consulate in Karachi kills 12 Al-Qaeda
18 Suicide bombing 19 (+1) 74+ Israel Jerusalem, Israel Patt Junction Bus bombing: A Hamas suicide bomber detonates himself on a bus in Jerusalem in the Patt junction massacre. The attack kills 19 people and wounds over 74. Hamas Second Intifada
19 Suicide bombing 7 (+1) 50 Israel Jerusalem 2002 French Hill suicide bombing: Seven people were killed and 50 injured, three critically, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the French Hill bus stop in northern Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Second Intifada
20 Shooting 5 (+2) 10 Itamar 2002 Itamar attack: Two PFLP gunmen raid an Israeli settler house in Itamar and kill a mother and three of her children and wound two other children. They also kill and Israeli commando before they are killed by Israeli forces. Eight more Israelis were wounded during the attack. PFLP Second Intifada
20 Car bombing 1 0 Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia A Car bomb in Riyadh kills Simon Veness, a British national. Unknown car bomber
24 Bombing 0 6 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia A grenade, allegedly thrown by FARC members, injures six police officers in Bogotá FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict

July[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrator Part of
04 Shooting 2 (+1) 0 United States Los Angeles, US 2002 LAX shooting: An Egyptian gunman opens fire at an El Al ticket counter in Los Angeles International Airport, killing two Israelis before being killed himself. Hesham Mohamed Hadayet Israeli-Palestinian conflict
13 Massacre 29 India Jammu 2002 Qasim Nagar massacre: 29 Hindus are massacred by Islamic extremists in the Jammu suburb Qasim Nagar Lashkar-e-Taiba Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
16 Attack 9 20 Israel Bnei Brak-Emmanuel, Israel 2002 Immanuel bus attack: Nine people were killed and 20 injured in a terrorist attack on a bus traveling from Bnei Brak to Emmanuel. An explosive charge was detonated next to the bullet-resistant bus. The terrorists waited in ambush, reportedly wearing Israeli army uniforms, and opened fire on the bus. While four terror organizations claimed responsibility for the attack, it was apparently carried out by the same Hamas cell which carried out the attack in Emmanuel on December 12, 2001. Hamas Second Intifada
17 Suicide bombings 5 (+2) 40 Israel Tel Aviv, Israel Neve Shaanan Street bombing: Five people were killed - two Israeli and three foreign workers - and about 40 were injured, four seriously, in a double suicide bombing on Neve Shaanan Street near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
28 Car bomb 0 0 Colombia Cali, Colombia A carbomb partially destroys government buildings in Cali. FARC is blamed for the attack. No casualties. FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
30 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 5 Israel Jerusalem Five people suffered light to moderate injuries in a suicide bombing at a felafel stand in central Jerusalem. The bomber, who was killed, apparently exploded prematurely. Unknown Second Intifada
31 Bombing 9 (+1) 100+ Israel Israel Hebrew University bombing: Nine people were killed and 85 wounded, 14 of them seriously, when a bomb exploded in the Frank Sinatra student center cafeteria on the Hebrew University's Mt. Scopus campus. The explosive device was planted inside the cafeteria, which was gutted by the explosion. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada

August[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
04 Suicide bombing 9 (+1) 50 Israel Meron, Israel Meron Junction Bus 361 attack: Nine people were killed and some 50 wounded in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus at the Meron junction in the Galilee. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada
05 Bombing 0 (+1) 1 Israel Northern Israel A bomb exploded in a car at the Umm al-Fahm junction in northern Israel, killing the terrorist and wounding the driver, an Arab Israeli resident of Nazareth. Unknown Second Intifada
07 Mortar attack 0 6 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Three round of mortars are fired against an Army base in Bogotá, injuring six. FARC is blamed for the attack.[6] FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
07 Mortar attack 13 50 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Four rounds of mortars are fired against the Presidential Palace in Bogotá during the inauguration ceremony of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. 13 people, mostly homeless, die and 50 are wounded when some of the rounds hit slums in downtown Bogotá. FARC is blamed.[6] FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
19 Shootdown 127 31 Russia Khankala 2002 Khankala Mi-26 crash: A group of Chechen rebels shoot down a Russian helicopter carrying over 140 soldiers over a minefield. This event is the deadliest incident in helicopter aviation history ChRI Second Chechen War

September[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
05 Suicide car bombing 30 167 Afghanistan Kabul 2002 Kabul bombing: A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in Kabul. Taliban War in Afghanistan
10 Train derailment 130+ 150+ India Rafiganj A train derailment kills 130 people in the Rafiganj rail disaster. Naxalite terrorism is suspected. Naxalites (suspected)
18 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) 3 Israel Umm al-Fahm, Israel A policeman was killed and three people were wounded in a suicide bombing at a bus stop at the Umm al-Fahm junction. The terrorist, who was apparently planning to detonate the bomb after boarding a bus, set the charge off early when approached for questioning. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
19 Bombing 6 (+1) 70 Israel Tel Aviv, Israel Allenby Street bus bombing: Six people were killed and about 70 wounded when a terrorist detonated a bomb in a bus opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel-Aviv. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada
25 Raid 30 (+2) 80 India Ahmedabad Akshardham Temple attack: Two terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group raid the Akshardham temple complex in Ahmedabad, killing 30 people and injuring many more. Jaish-e-Mohammed

October[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
02-21 Bombings 11 180 Philippines Zamboanga City The Zamboanga bombings kills 11 and wounds about 180. Abu Sayyaf (suspected) Moro conflict
02-24 Shootings 17 10 United States Beltway, United States Beltway sniper attacks: John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo conduct a series of sniper attacks in several locations throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area from October 2 until they were arrested on October 24. The attacks killed 17 and wounded 10 others. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo
06 Bombing 1 12 Yemen Off of Aden Limburg tanker bombing: On October 6, 2002, one crew member, and 12 other crew members were injured in a bombing of a ship carrying 397,000 barrels of crude oil. Al-Qaeda
08 Shooting 1 (+2) 1 Kuwait Faylaka Island Faylaka Island attack: Two Kuwaitis opened fire on U.S. Marines conducting a training exercise on Faylaka Island. The two attackers and one marine were killed. Al-Qaeda
Taliban
10 Suicide bombing 1 30 Israel Israel One man was killed and about 30 people were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up while trying to board a bus across from Bar-Ilan University on the Geha highway. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Hamas Second Intifada
11 Bombing 6 (+1) 166 Finland Vantaa, Finland Myyrmanni bombing: A bomb explosion kills 7 people including the perpetrator and wounds 166 people at Myyrmanni shopping mall. Petri Gerdt
12 Bombings 202 209 Indonesia Bali, Indonesia The 2002 Bali bombings kills 202 people, mostly western tourists and local Balinese hospitality staff. Jemaah Islamiyah
18 Bombing 3 22 Philippines The Philippines A bus bomb in Manila kills three people and wounds 22. Unknown
19 Car bomb 1 5 Russia Moscow, Russia A car bomb explodes outside a McDonald's Corp. restaurant in Moscow, killing one person and wounding five. Unknown
21 Car bomb 14 (+2) 50 Israel Wadi Ara to Hadera, Israel Karkur junction suicide bombing: 14 people were killed and some 50 wounded when a car bomb containing about 100 kilograms of explosives was detonated next to an intercity bus, while traveling along Wadi Ara toward Hadera. The bus had pulled over at a bus stop when the suicide bomber, driving a jeep, approached from behind and exploded. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
22 Bombing 3 11 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia A bomb kills three and wounds at least eleven in Bogotá. No claims are made for the attack.[7] FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
23-26 Hostage crisis 133 (+40) 700+ Russia Moscow, Russia The Moscow theater hostage crisis kills 133 hostages and some 40 terrorists upon rescue. Riyad-us Saliheen
Islamic International Brigade
Special Purpose Islamic Regiment
Second Chechen War
30 Bombings 1 3 South Africa Soweto 2002 Soweto bombings: Eight bombings across Soweto target a mosque, the Nan Hua Temple as well as railways and petrol stations across the city. One woman is killed and her husband and two other people were injured. A group calling itself "Warriors of the Boer Nation" claimed responsibility. Warriors of the Boer Nation

November[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
04 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 70 Israel Kfar Saba, Israel An Israeli security guard and a teenage boy, both recent immigrants from Argentina, were killed and about 70 were wounded in a suicide bombing at a shopping mall in Kfar Saba. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
19 Attempted bombing 0 0 Colombia Cúcuta, Colombia Police deactivate a bomb left by ELN members in front of newspaper La Opinión in Cúcuta.[8] The ELN Colombian conflict
21 Suicide bombing 11 (+1) 50+ Israel Central Jerusalem, Israel Hamas orchestrates the Jerusalem bus 20 massacre. Eleven people were killed and over 50 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated on a crowded bus in central Jerusalem. Hamas Second Intifada
24 Shooting, suicide bombing 14 (+2) 45 India Jammu 2002 Raghunath temple attacks: Two suicide attackers open fire on the Raghunath Temple in Jammu before blowing themselves up. This was the second of two attacks on this temple in 2002. Lashkar-e-Taiba Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
27 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 20 Israel Ariel, Israel Three soldiers were killed and about 20 people were wounded in a suicide bombing in Ariel. The victims were killed while trying to prevent the terrorist from detonating the bomb. The terrorist was identified as a member of Hamas. Hamas Second Intifada
27 Shooting 6 (+2) 34 Israel Beit She'an 2002 Beit She'an attack: Two Palestinians opened fire on a Likud polling station. Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Second Intifada
28 Bombing, attempted shootdown 13 (+3) 80 Kenya Mombasa 2002 Mombasa attacks: An Israeli hotel in Mombasa is bombed, killing 13 people (10 Kenyans and 3 Israeli tourists). At nearly the same time, two missiles were fired at an Israeli jet taking off nearby but missed. Al-Qaeda

December[edit]

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
02 Bombing 2 50 India Mumbai 2002 Mumbai bus bombing: A bomb placed under a seat of a B.E.S.T. bus explodes and kills two people. Lashkar-e-Taiba (suspected)
06 Shooting 3 29 Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela A gunman fired at an anti-Chavez demonstration, killing 3 and wounding 29 with a Glock pistol. [9] João de Gouveia (Lone Wolf)
09 Car bomb 0 50 Colombia Western Bogotá, Colombia A car bomb injures 50 in western Bogotá. Authorities blame FARC. FARC (alleged) Colombian conflict
13 Bombing 0 30 Colombia Downtown Bogotá, Colombia A package bomb injures 32 on the 30th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Bogotá. No groups claim responsibility.[10] Unknown Colombian conflict
17 Bombing 1 20 Colombia Colombia A bomb blast kills one and injures 20 in Neiva. The bomb was placed outside the building of the National Telecommunications Company, Telecom Colombia. Authorities suspect FARC is responsible for the attack.[10] FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
21 Train derailing 20 80 India Kurnool, India Kurnool train crash: Islamic extremists derail a train and kill 20 people. Lashkar-e-Taiba
27 Car bombings 83 (+3) 210 Russia Grozny, Russia 2002 Grozny truck bombing: The truck bombing of the Chechen parliament in Grozny kills 83 people. Riyadus Salihiin Second Chechen War

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