Cecilia Cubas, 32, was abducted by gunmen two blocks from her home in Asunción on September 21, 2004, sparking a massive search by security forces who hoped to rescue her alive, was found dead on February 16, 2005, underneath a house near Asunción, nearly five months after she was kidnapped. Cubas was the third kidnapping victim officially recognized in a decade in Paraguay.
April 2005 Cairo terrorist attacks: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on Sharia al-Moski in Islamic Cairo. Three foreign tourists (two French and one American) were killed, and 11 Egyptians and seven other overseas visitors were injured.
April 2005 Cairo terrorist attacks: A man suspected of being involved in the 7 April attack in Cairo committed a suicide bombing at a bus station while being pursued by police, injuring seven people. A few hours later, two women opened fire on a tourist bus, injuring three people before they committed suicide.
7 July 2005 London bombings: Four suicide bombers detonated bombs that were hidden in back packs, killing 52 people and injuring 700. Three were in tube trains and one on a number 30 bus, the incident happened a day after London was announced to be host of the 2012 Olympic Games.
21 July 2005 London bombings: Four small explosions at three London Underground stations and on a bus, but only detonators of the bombs exploded and no major injuries occurred. A fifth bomber dumped his device without attempting to detonate. The attackers were attempting to recreate the successful bombings on London public transportation that occurred two weeks earlier.
2005 Nalchik raid: Several hundred militants belonging to the Caucasian Front and Yarmuk Jamaat attack several targets across Nalchik, including several government buildings, several police stations and the city's airport. In total, 142 people were killed in the attacks including at least 35 members of Russian security forces, at least 14 civilians and at least 89 militants.
2005 Indonesian beheadings of Christian girls: In Poso, Central Sulawesi, four Christian schoolgirls aged 15 to 17 years on their way home from school were assaulted by six masked Muslim men who beheaded three of them, Theresia Morangke, Alfita Poliwo, and Yarni Sambue, with machetes and placed their severed heads in front of a church and a police station. The fourth girl, Noviana Malewa, survived but suffered serious machete wounds. The terrorists belong to the group Tanah Runtuh whose leader Hasanuddin confessed at his trial that the well-planned assault was inspired and financed by Guru Sanusi, a former Muslim rebel (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) from Mindanao. Central Jakarta District Court sentenced two of the killers to 14 years in prison and mastermind Hasanuddin to 20 years.