List of terrorist incidents in 2014
|West Bank and Gaza Strip||134||67||94|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||109||366||170|
|Central African Republic||94||751||298|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||0||4|
|United Arab Emirates||2||1||0|
This is a list of terrorist incidents which took place in 2014, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives. Note that terrorism related to drug wars and cartel violence is not included in these lists. Ongoing military conflicts are listed separately.
- To be included, entries must be notable (have a stand-alone article) and described by a consensus of reliable sources as "terrorism".
- List entries must comply with the guidelines outlined in the manual of style under MOS:TERRORIST.
- Casualty figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident, including immediate casualties and later casualties (such as people who succumbed to their wounds long after the attacks occurred).
- The casualties listed are the victims, perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. (+1 perpetrator) indicate that along with the victims of the attack, one perpetrator was also killed/injured).
- Casualty totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus (+) sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 10+ indicates that at least 10 people have died) – the actual toll could be considerably higher.
- If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will also be underlined.
|Jan 15||Series of car bombings||40||88||Baghdad, Iraq||January 15, 2014 Baghdad bombings||Six car bombs exploded in north, central and eastern Baghdad killing 40 civilians and injuring 88 others. The bombs targeted a number of open-stall markets and commercial areas, attempting to inflict the maximum number of casualties.||Unknown||Iraqi Civil War|
|Jan 19||Bombing||20||24||Bannu, Pakistan||2014 Bannu bombing||A massive explosion targeted a military convoy as it began to leave Bannu, Pakistan to travel to Razmak. 20 soldiers were killed and 24 others injured. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast.||Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan||War in North-West Pakistan|
|Jan 24||Truck bombing, other explosions||6||100||Cairo, Egypt||January 2014 Cairo bombings||A truck bomb exploded next to the Police Headquarters in Cairo, killing four people and damaging the police building and the Islamic Museum severely. Three more explosions occurred throughout Cairo targeting police stations or police vehicles, killing an additional two people and wounding nearly 100 people in total. An Al-Qaida inspired Sinai militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the blasts.||Ansar Beit al-Maqdis||Sinai insurgency|
|Jan 26||Massacre||85||50||Kawuri, Borno State, Nigeria||Kawuri massacre||An attack occurred in Kawuri village, Konduga Local Government, Borno State, located some 37 kilometers southeast of Maiduguri.||Unknown||Boko Haram insurgency|
|Mar 1||Knife assault on train station||28||113||Kunming, China||2014 Kunming attack||A terrorist squad of suspected Uyghur separatists attacked the largest metro train station in Kunming, south-western China, with knives, stabbing and assaulting civilians waiting for trains or disembarking from arriving trains. Chinese police officers arrived and shot dead five attackers, then arrested three other suspected attackers the next day. In total, 28 people were killed in the worst separatist terrorist attack in China and another 113 people were wounded.||East Turkestan Islamic Movement (suspected)||Xinjiang conflict|
|Mar 18||Suicide car bombing||27+||Unknown||Buloburde, Somalia||2014 Hotel Amalo attack||Car loaded with explosives detonated outside the hotel Amalo in Buloburde, killing at least 27 people. The hotel was used by African and Somali troops who had conquered the city from Al-Shabaab a week earlier. Suicide bomber was Burhan Ahmed Abdule, who had lived in Halden, Norway since 2005 as a respected family man and immigrant rolemodel who was photographed as part of a group who met Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in the Norwegian parliament.||Al-Shabaab||Somali Civil War|
|Mar 20||Gun attack||9 (+4 attackers)||2||Kabul, Afghanistan||2014 Kabul Serena Hotel attack||Gunmen stormed the Kabul Serena Hotel, which is frequented by foreign nationals, killing nine people. In the ensuing gun battle with security forces, four attackers were killed. Among the dead was an Agence France-Presse reporter, his family, and two Canadian citizens.||Taliban||War in Afghanistan|
|Apr 14||Bombing||71||124||Abuja, Nigeria||April 2014 Nyanya bombing||Two bombs detonated at a bus station in Abuja, Nigeria killing 71 people and injuring another 124.||Boko Haram (Suspected)||Boko Haram insurgency|
|Apr 14||Kidnapping||Unknown||Unknown||Chibok, Nigeria||Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping||Approximately 276 female students were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Nigeria.||Boko Haram|
|May 1||Bombing||>19||>60||New Nyanya, Nigeria||May 2014 Nyanya bombing||A car bomb exploded in New Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria. The explosion killed at least 19 people and injured at least 60 others.||Boko Haram||Boko Haram insurgency|
|May 1–3||Attack||32 (+3 suspects)||n/a||Baksa and Kokrajhar, Assam, India||May 2014 Assam violence||On May 1, Insurgents raided the Narsingbari village of Baksa district opening fire on a house, killing three women and injuring two others. The attackers had arrived on a bicycle. On 2 May, another group of insurgents opened fire at three houses in Balapara village of Kokrajhar district, killing seven people. On the evening of the same day, another group killed 12 people and burnt down 30 thatched houses near Baksa's Manas National Park. On 3 May, four suspected insurgents attacked police in the forest near Tejpur. Police fired in retaliation, killing two, while two others escaped. Police also killed one more suspect in Udalguri district from whom they recovered a revolver and a hand grenade.||National Democratic Front of Bodoland|
|May 22||Bombing||31||>90||Ürümqi, China||May 2014 Ürümqi attack||Attackers crashed two vehicles into a shoppers market in Ürümqi, China. The assailants also threw explosives, killing at least 31 and wounding over 90 others.||East Turkestan Islamic Movement||Xinjiang conflict|
|May 24||Shooting||4||0||Brussels, Belgium||Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting||A man opened fire in the Jewish Museum in Brussels, leaving four people dead. On May 30, Mehdi Nemmouche, who in 2013 was fighting for Islamist rebels in the Syrian Civil War was arrested at a bus station in Marseilles and admitted to committing the shooting.||Lone Wolf||Islamic Terrorism in Europe|
|Jun 4||Shooting||3||2||Moncton, Canada||2014 Moncton shootings||An assailant opened fire on Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables in Moncton city, New Brunswick, Canada. Three police constables were killed and two others were wounded in the attack. An individual, identified as Justin Bourque, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in order to urge others to fight against military personnel, who protect government institutions, as well as the rich.||Lone Wolf||Terrorism in Canada|
|Jun 8||Shooting||3 (+2 terrorists)||0||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||2014 Las Vegas shootings||Two lone wolf attackers killed two police officers as they were eating lunch, then went to a nearby Walmart and killed a shopper before both killing themselves.||Lone wolf Sovereign Citizen Movement|
|Jun 10||Massacre||670||Badush, Iraq||Badush prison massacre||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant kills 670 people in Badush.||Islamic State||Iraqi Civil War|
|Jun 15||Attack||48–59||n/a||Mpeketoni, Kenya||Mpeketoni attacks||Gunmen entered Mpeketoni as passengers and took people hostage before shooting and killing 48 people. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.||Al-Shabaab|
|Aug 4||Vehicular assault||1 (+1 terrorist)||6||Jerusalem, Israel||2014 Jerusalem tractor attack||A Palestinian attacker rammed the front end of a massive construction excavator into an Israeli bus, overturning the vehicle and killing a pedestrian before he was shot and killed by a police officer.||Palestinian assailant||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|Sep 23||Melee attack||attacker||2||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia||2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings||18-year-old Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in Endeavour Hills, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was then shot dead.||Numan Haider (lone wolf)||Terrorism in Australia|
|Oct 20||Vehicular assault||1 (+1 attacker)||1||Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada||2014 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu ramming attack||A radicalized Islamic convert, Martin Couture-Rouleau, attacked 2 Canadian soldiers with his car, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. Couture-Rouleau died after being shot by the police.||Lone wolf|
|Oct 22||Shooting||1 (+1 attacker)||3||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa||An Islamic convert, later identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, attacked at the National War Memorial with a rifle, shooting and killing military reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Zehaf-Bibeau ran into Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, and the RCMP. Event found unrelated to prior terrorist attack||Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (lone wolf)|
|Oct 22||Vehicular assault||2 (+1 attacker)||7||East Jerusalem||October 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack||A driver rammed his vehicle into a group of people waiting on the platform for the Jerusalem Light Rail, killing a three-month-old female infant and wounding eight others. The Israeli government called it a terrorist attack. Four days later an Ecuadorian tourist died from her injuries.||Hamas operative||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|Oct 23||Melee attack||1 (attacker)||3||Queens, New York||2014 NYC hatchet attack||A radicalized Islamic convert, Zale F. Thompson, charged at four NYPD officers with a hatchet. He injured two of them, and was shot and killed by the other two. A bystander was shot by police.||Lone wolf|
|Nov 5||Vehicular assault||3 (+1 attacker)||14||Jerusalem, Israel||November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack||brahim al-Akri plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people at a light rail station in Jerusalem, killing one bystander and injuring fourteen.||brahim al-Akri (lone wolf)||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|Nov 10||Melee assault||1||0||Tel Aviv, Israel||Killing of Sergeant Almog Shiloni||An IDF soldier was critically wounded after being stabbed multiple times in a terror attack at Tel Aviv's Hahagana train station. He later succumbed to his wounds.||Lone wolf||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|Nov 11||Melee attack||1 (+1 perpetrator||2||Alon Shvut, West Bank||2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack||Maher al-Hashlamun tried to run people over with his car at a bus stop and hit a concrete barrier. He then jumped out of the car and stabbed a woman and two men who were standing there. The woman died and the men were taken to the hospital.||Maher al-Hashlamun lone wolf)|
|Nov 18||Shooting, Melee attack||6 (+2 attackers)||6||Jerusalem, Israel||2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack||Two PFLP activists entered a synagogue with knives, axes and at least one gun. The terrorists opened fire and began swinging their axes indiscriminately. Police nearby rushed in and began to fight against the terrorists, and succeed in killing them. Four people praying were killed and at least eight wounded, one seriously. He later succumbed to his injuries.||Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|Nov 23||Suicide bombing||61||Yahyakhel District, Afghanistan||2014 Yahyakhel suicide bombing||Suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a volleyball match, killing 61. Many children were among the dead and wounded.||Haqqani network||War in Afghanistan|
|Dec 13||Kidnapping||32||185 kidnapped||Gumsuri, Borno State, Nigeria||2014 Gumsuri kidnappings||185 people in the village of Gumsuri were kidnapped, and 32 people were killed.||Boko Haram||Boko Haram insurgency|
|Dec 15||Shooting, Hostage taking||2 (+1 attacker)||4||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia||2014 Sydney hostage crisis||Iranian-Australian self-proclaimed sheikh and ISIS sympathizer Mon Haron Monis took 17 people hostage inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe at Martin Place for 16 hours before a shootout with police, resulting in the death of 2 hostages.||lone wolf|
|Dec 16||Suicide Bombing||25+||Rada' District, Yemen||2014 Rada' bombings||Al-Qaeda militants targeted Houthi militants with two bombs. The first struck a gathering point where a group of Houthis were located; he second did not make it far enough and blew up next to a bus carrying children home from school.||AQAP||Houthi insurgency in Yemen|
|Dec 16||Suicide bombing, Mass shooting,||144||114||Peshawar, Pakistan||2014 Peshawar school massacre||Seven gunmen with ties to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan dressed in military uniforms scaled the walls to the Army Public School opening fire on students and teachers and planting bombings in classrooms. One hundred and forty-five were killed, including one hundred and thirty-two children.||Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan||War in North-West Pakistan|
|Dec 22||Bombing||27||60||Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria||2014 Gombe bus station bombing||At least 27 people died and another 60 were injured after a bomb exploded in a bus station in Gombe, Nigeria||Unknown|
|Dec 28–29||Shooting||84||3||Mozogo district, Far North Region, Cameroon||December 2014 Cameroon clashes||Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 23 people and reportedly burned down a village in Cameroon.||Boko Haram (suspected)||Boko Haram insurgency|
Total Incidents: 34
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- "BBC News – Pakistan Taliban: Deadly blast rips through convoy". BBC News. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- "BBC News – Egypt militants step up campaign with Cairo blasts". BBC News. 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- Reuters.Death toll in northeast Nigeria attack rises to 85, January 28, 2014.
- Death Toll Rises in Adamawa, Borno Attacks Archived 2014-10-23 at the Wayback Machine. ThisDay, January 29, 2014.
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- Torset, Nina Selbo (3 September 2015). "PST har ventet på FBI. Nå er konklusjonen i Westgate-saken klar". Aftenposten (in Norwegian).
- "Her er Norges første selvmordsbomber" (in Norwegian). NRK. 25 September 2014.
- "Halden was home to suicide bomber". Views and News from Norway. 25 September 2014.
- "AFP reporter, family among nine killed in Kabul hotel attack". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-03.
- "Nigeria violence: More than 70 killed in Abuja bus blast". BBC News. 2014-04-14.
- Nossiter, Adam (2014-05-12). "Nigerian Girls Seen in Video From Militants". The New York Times.
- "Abuja blast: Car bomb attack rocks Nigerian capital". BBC News. BBC. 2014-05-02. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "Rebels kill 23 in Assam for not voting for Bodos". Times of India. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "30 killed in 36 hours by Bodo militants in Assam, curfew imposed". Indian Express. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
- "Urumqi attack kills 31 in China's Xinjiang region". BBC News. May 23, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- "Brussels Jewish Museum killings Suspect 'admitted attack'". BBC News. BBC. June 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
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- "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant kills 670 people in Badush". Reuters. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
- "Gunmen Kill at Least 48 People in Mpeketoni, Lamu". Standard Digital News. June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
- "Driver rams a bus in Jerusalem with a construction excavator, killing one; perp shot dead". Fox News. August 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
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- "Soldier run down in possible Quebec terror attack dies". The Star. Toronto. October 21, 2014.
- "Canadian soldier killed by convert to Islam in hit and run". The Guardian. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
- "Ottawa shooting, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo dies of wounds, gunman also shot dead". CBC. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
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- "Baby killed and eight wounded in suspected terror attack in Jerusalem". The Guardian. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22.
- "Second victim of Jerusalem attack succumbs to wounds". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- "Hatchet assault on New York police comes during fears of Islamist attacks". CNN. 2014-10-24.
- "1 killed as driver plows into Jerusalem crowd in terror attack". Times of Israel. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
- "Israeli soldier dies after stabbed in Tel Aviv terror attack". Haaretz. 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-11-11.
- "Israeli woman and soldier killed in two knife attacks". BBC News. 2014-11-10.
- "ארבעה יהודים נרצחו בבית כנסת בהר נוף" [Four Jews were murdered in a synagogue on Mount Nof]. inn.co.il (in Hebrew). 2014-11-18.
- "TERROR IN JERUSALEM: 4 Dead in Terror Attack in Kehillas Bnei Torah in Har Nof, Yerushalayim". The Yeshiva World. 2014-11-18.
- "Har Nof Rabbi Dies of Wounds".
- Goldstein, Joseph (24 November 2014). "As Bombing Toll Rises, Afghan Villagers Direct Anger at Government". The New York Times.
- Abubakr, Aminu; Brumfield, Ben. "Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people". CNN. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- Booth, Andrea; Dixon, Robyn (December 15, 2014). "Gunman among 3 dead after police storm Sydney cafe, ending siege." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 23, 2014. "[Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine] Burn declined to call the incident a terrorist act. 'We still don't know what the motivation might be,' she said, adding that authorities 'want to resolve this peacefully.'"
- Ellen Whinnett, Miles Godfrey, and Janet Fife-Yeomans (21 December 2014). Tip-off gave no hint of siege terror, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Herald Sun. Abbott: "Yes, it is tragic that two beautiful, innocent people were killed but let’s be under no illusion, the person responsible for this is the terrorist."
- Griffiths, Emma (16 Dec 2014). "Sydney siege: A 'brush with terrorism', perpetrator 'cloaked actions' with Islamic State symbolism, Tony Abbott says". ABC News. Retrieved 18 Dec 2014.
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- "A nightmare comes true". The Economist. 18 Dec 2014. Retrieved 18 Dec 2014.
- Lehmann, John (17 December 2014). "Let's be honest: Man Haron Monis was an IS terrorist". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- "Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis, 'humanitarian' and terrorist". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- "Australian expert warns of 'lone wolf' terror risk".
- "BBC News – Yemen car bomb attacks 'kill 15 children'". BBC News. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- "Two car bombs explode in central Yemen killing 25". Reuters. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- "Bomb killed 25 people in Yemen". Al Jazeera. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
- Almasmari, Hakim. "Bomb meant for militants kills 20 children in Yemen, officials say". CNN. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
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- "Two Car Bombs Kill 25 in Yemen". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- "As it happened: Pakistan school attack". BBC. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
- "Bomb killed 27 people and 60 were wounded in Gombe, Nigeria". Al Jazeera. December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
- Steve Almasy (27 December 2014). "Boko Haram blamed in 23 Cameroon deaths". CNN. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
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