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.


Date Type Dead Injured Location Article Details Perpetrator Part of
Jan 15 Car bombings 40 88 Baghdad, Iraq January 15, 2014 Baghdad bombings Six car bombs targeting open-stall markets and commercial areas exploded.[3][4][5] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
Jan 19 Bombing 20 24 Bannu, Pakistan 2014 Bannu bombing An explosion targeted a military convoy as it began to leave Bannu going to Razmak. 20 soldiers were killed.[6] 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 Police Headquarters, killing four people and damaging the police building and the Islamic Museum severely. Three more explosions occurred targeting police stations or vehicles, killing an additional two people.[7] Ansar Beit al-Maqdis Sinai insurgency
Jan 26 Massacre 85 50 Kawuri, Borno State, Nigeria Kawuri massacre An attack occurred some 37 kilometers southeast of Maiduguri.[8][9] 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 city's largest metro train station with knives, stabbing civilians waiting for trains or disembarking from trains. Police arrived and shot dead five attackers and arrested three other suspects the next day. It was the worst separatist terrorist attack in China.[10] 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.[11] The hotel was used by African and Somali troops who had taken the city from Al-Shabaab a week earlier. The suicide bomber was identified as an emigrant to Norway.[12][13] Burhan Ahmed Abdule Somali Civil War
Mar 20 Gun attack 9 (+4 attackers) 2 Kabul, Afghanistan 2014 Kabul Serena Hotel attack Gunmen stormed the Kabul Serena Hotel, frequented by foreign nationals. 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
Apr 14 Bombing 71 124 Abuja, Nigeria April 2014 Nyanya bombing Two bombs detonated at a bus station.[15] 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.[16] Boko Haram
May 1 Bombing >19 >60 New Nyanya, Nigeria May 2014 Nyanya bombing A car bomb exploded in a suburb of Abuja.[17] 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 on bicycles raided the Narsingbari village of Baksa district opening fire on a house, killing three women and injuring two others. 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 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.[19] National Democratic Front of Bodoland
May 22 Bombing 31 >90 Ürümqi, China May 2014 Ürümqi attack Attackers crashed two vehicles into a shoppers market. The assailants also threw explosives.[20] 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. On May 30, a former volunteer fighter for Islamist rebels in the Syrian Civil War was arrested at a bus station in Marseille.[21] Mehdi Nemmouche Islamic Terrorism in Europe
Jun 4 Shooting 3 2 Moncton, Canada 2014 Moncton shootings An assailant opened fire on Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables. Three constables were killed and two others were wounded. The attacker 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] Justin Bourque 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.[23] Lone wolf Sovereign Citizen Movement
Jun 10 Massacre 670 Badush, Iraq Badush prison massacre Attack on a prison.[24] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Jun 15 Attack 48–59 n/a Mpeketoni, Kenya Mpeketoni attacks Gunmen entered the town and took people hostage.[25] 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.[26] Palestinian assailant Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Sep 23 Melee attack attacker 2 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings An 18-year-old stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in Endeavour Hills, a suburb of Melbourne. He was then shot dead.[27] Numan Haider (Numan Haider ) 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 attacked 2 soldiers with his car, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.[28] Couture-Rouleau died after being shot by the police.[29] Martin Couture-Rouleau
Oct 22 Shooting 1 (+1 attacker) 3 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa An Islamic convert attacked the National War Memorial with a rifle, killing military reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. The attacker then ran into Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by House of Commons sergeants-at-arms, and the RCMP.[30] Event found unrelated to prior terrorist attack[31] 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.[32] Four days later an Ecuadorean tourist died from her injuries.[33] Hamas operative Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Oct 23 Melee attack 1 (attacker) 3 Queens, New York 2014 NYC hatchet attack A radicalized Islamic convert 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] Zale F. Thompson
Nov 5 Vehicular assault 3 (+1 attacker) 14 Jerusalem, Israel November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack A Palestinian plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people at a light rail station.[35] Ibrahim al-Akri (lone wolf) Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Nov 10 Melee assault 1 0 Tel Aviv, Israel Killing of Sergeant Almog Shiloni An IDF soldier died after being stabbed multiple times in an attack at Hahagana train station.[36] Lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Nov 11 Melee attack 1 (+1 perpetrator 2 Alon Shvut, West Bank 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack A Palestinian 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 injured.[37] Maher al-Hashlamun lone wolf)
Nov 18 Shooting, Melee attack 6 (+2 attackers) 6 Jerusalem, Israel 2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack Two 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 killed them. Four worshippers 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
Nov 23 Suicide bombing 61 Yahyakhel District, Afghanistan 2014 Yahyakhel suicide bombing Suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a volleyball match. Many children were among the dead and wounded.[41] Haqqani network War in Afghanistan
Dec 13 Kidnapping 32 185 kidnapped[42] Gumsuri, Borno State, Nigeria 2014 Gumsuri kidnappings Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
Dec 15 Shooting, Hostage taking 2 (+1 attacker) 4 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2014 Sydney hostage crisis An Iranian-Australian self-proclaimed sheikh and ISIS sympathizer 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] Mon Haron Monis
Dec 16 Suicide Bombing 25+[44][45][46] Rada' District, Yemen 2014 Rada' bombings Attacks on Houthi militants with two bombs. The first struck a gathering point where a group of Houthis were located; the second did not make it far enough and blew up next to a bus carrying children from school.[47][48][49] AQAP Houthi insurgency in Yemen
Dec 16 Suicide bombing, Mass shooting, 144 114 Peshawar, Pakistan 2014 Peshawar school massacre Seven gunmen dressed in military uniforms scaled the walls to the Army Public School opening fire on students and teachers and planting bombs in classrooms. 132 children were among the dead.[50] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
Dec 22 Bombing 27 60 Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria 2014 Gombe bus station bombing A bomb exploded in a bus station.[51] Unknown
Dec 28–29 Shooting 84 3 Mozogo district, Far North Region, Cameroon December 2014 Cameroon clashes Militants burned down a village.[52][53] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency

Total Incidents: 34


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