List of terrorist incidents in 2014

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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.

List guidelines[edit]

  • 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.

January[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[3][4][5] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
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.[6] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
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.[7] Ansar Beit al-Maqdis Sinai insurgency
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.[8][9] Unknown Boko Haram insurgency

Total Incidents: 4

March[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[10] East Turkestan Islamic Movement (suspected) Xinjiang conflict
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.[11] 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.[12][13] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
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.[14] Taliban War in Afghanistan

Total Incidents: 3

April[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[15] Boko Haram (Suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
14 Kidnapping Unknown Unknown Chibok, Nigeria Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping: Approximately 276 female students were kidnapped from a school in Chibok, Nigeria.[16] Boko Haram

Total Incidents: 2

May[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[17] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
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.[18] 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.[19] National Democratic Front of Bodoland
5 Raid 300+ Unknown Gamboru, Nigeria 2014 Gamboru Ngala massacre: Boko Haram insurgents raid the town of Gamboru, killing at least 300 of its residents. Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
13–14 Ambush 12 Several Near Chibok, Nigeria Chibok ambush: Boko Haram insurgents ambush a Nigerian Army convoy near Chibok, killing 12 soldiers. Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
20 Bombings 118 56 Jos, Nigeria 2014 Jos bombings: Twin bombings, one at a market, the second 30 minutes later nearby a hospital.[citation needed] Unknown
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.[20] East Turkestan Islamic Movement Xinjiang conflict
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.[21] Lone Wolf Islamic Terrorism in Europe

Total Incidents: 7

June[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[22] Lone Wolf Terrorism in Canada
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.[23] Lone wolf Sovereign Citizen Movement
10 670 Badush, Iraq Badush prison massacre: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant kills 670 people in Badush.[24] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
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.[25] Al-Shabaab

Total Incidents: 4

July[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
2 Kidnapping, followed by torturing and murdering the victim 1 Jerusalem, Israel Kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir: Three Jews kidnapped a Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, from Shuafat to the Jerusalem Forest. Subsequently, they beat him and burned him alive. Yosef Chaim Ben David and 2 minors Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Total incidents: 1

August[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[26] Palestinian assailant Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Total incidents: 1

September[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[27] Numan Haider (lone wolf) Terrorism in Australia

Total incidents: 1

October[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[28] Couture-Rouleau died after being shot by the police.[29] Lone wolf
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.[30] Event found unrelated to prior terrorist attack[31] Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (lone wolf)
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.[32] Four days later an Ecuadorian tourist died from her injuries.[33] Hamas operative Israeli–Palestinian conflict
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.[34] Lone wolf

Total incidents: 4

November[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[35] brahim al-Akri (lone wolf) Israeli–Palestinian conflict
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.[36] Lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
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.[37] Maher al-Hashlamun lone wolf)
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.[38][39] He later succumbed to his injuries.[40] Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Israeli–Palestinian conflict
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.[41] Haqqani network War in Afghanistan

Total incidents: 5

December[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
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.[42] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
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.[43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50] lone wolf
16 Suicide Bombing 25+[51][52][53] 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.[54][55][56] AQAP Houthi insurgency in Yemen
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.[57] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
20 Stabbing 1 (perpetrator) 3 Joue-les-Tours, France 2014 Tours police station stabbing Bertrand Nzohabonayo (lone wolf)
21 Vehicular attack 0 11 Dijon, France 2014 Dijon attack Lone Wolf
22 Vehicular attack 1 9 (+1) Nantes, France 2014 Nantes attack Lone Wolf
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[58] Unknown
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.[59][60] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency

Total Incidents: 9

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