List of terrorist incidents in 2016

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This is a list of terrorist incidents which took place in 2016, 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.
  • Casualties 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).
  • Casualties listed are the victims. Perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. x (+y) indicate that x victims and y perpetrators were 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. A figure with a plus (+) sign may also indicate that over that number of people have died.
  • 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.
  • In addition to the guidelines above, the table also includes the following categories:
  0 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  1–19 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  20–49 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  50–99 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  100+ people were killed/injured by the incident.


Total Incidents: 140

Date Type Dead Injured Location Article Details Perpetrator Part of
Jan 1 Mass shooting 3 7 Tel Aviv, Israel January 2016 Tel Aviv shooting A gunman identified as Arab-Israeli Nasha'at Melhem (via CCTV footage), fired into a crowded pub and several other businesses in Dizengoff Street, killing two civilians and wounding another seven. After fleeing, the attacker took a cab and then shot the driver dead.[1][2] Nasha'at Melhem was found by Israeli counter-terrorism forces in his hometown Ar'ara on 8 January 2016 and was shot dead during a shootout. No group claimed responsibility, but Israeli police suspect other people were also involved in the incident. Selfie videos from his cell phone were later made public by the Shin Bet, with the videos leading officials to believe that the attack was inspired by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Nasha'at Melhem ISIL-inspired
Jan 2 Mass shooting 8 (+6) 20 Pathankot, India 2016 Pathankot attack Militants disguised as soldiers attacked an Indian air base killing seven security force members, including Subedar Fateh Singh, who won gold and silver medals in the first Commonwealth Shooting Championships held in 1995, before being killed after a 15-hour gunfight. A civilian was also killed in the attack.[3] Jaish-e-Mohammed Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Jan 7 Car bombing 60 200 Zliten, Libya Zliten truck bombing A suicide truck bomb was detonated at a police training camp al-Jahfal while around 400 young policemen were being trained in the Libyan town, killing 60 people and wounding 200 others. No group claimed responsibility; ISIL is suspected.[4] ISIL (suspected) Libyan Civil War
Jan 7 Melee attack 0 (+1) 1 Paris, France January 2016 Paris police station attack An asylum seeker shouted "Allahu Akbar!" outside a police station in Goutte d'Or, near Montmartre, where police shot and killed him while a by-passer was shot. Reports say he was wielding a knife and fake suicide vest.[5] Tarek Belgacem (ISIL-inspired) Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jan 7 Shooting 0 1 (+1) Philadelphia, United States 2016 shooting of Philadelphia police officer On January 7, 2016, in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during late evening, a gunman shot Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett, who was driving a marked police car. Hartnett survived, despite being shot multiple times in the left arm. He was able to get out of his car to shoot the fleeing suspect, Edward Archer. Later in the hospital, Archer said that he pledged allegiance to ISIL.[6] Islamist lone wolf Islamic terrorism
Jan 8 Melee attack 0 (+1) 3 (+1) Hurghada, Egypt 2016 Hurghada attack Two militants armed with a melee weapon and a signal flare, arrived by sea and stormed Bella Vista Hotel in the Red Sea city, stabbing three foreign tourists from Sweden and Austria. One of the assailants was shot dead and the other was wounded by security forces.[citation needed] ISIL claimed responsibility.[7] ISIL Insurgency in Egypt
Jan 11 Car bombing, hostage taking 12+ (+6) 19 Baghdad, Iraq January 2016 Iraq attacks At least 12 people were killed in an attack on the shopping centre al-Jawhara mall after a car bomb exploded outside. Hostages were taken by six gunmen in the incident. At least 19 people were injured.[8] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
Jan 11 Suicide bombing 20 Unknown Miqdadiyah, Iraq January 2016 Iraq attacks A double blast at a cafe northeast of the Iraqi capital killed another 20 in the late afternoon in the town of Muqdadiyah. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle after people gathered at the scene. IS claimed the attack and named the suicide bomber as Abu Abdallah, an Iraqi. The security officers said that Shiites set alight several Sunni homes and a mosque following the attack.[9] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
Jan 11 Bombings 100+ Unknown Sharaban, Iraq January 2016 Iraq attacks Two huge bomb blasts, one at a tea shop and the other at a mosque, killed at least 100 people in a township in Iraq's northern Diyala Governorate. ISIL Iraqi Civil War
Jan 12 Suicide bomber 13 (+1) 9 Istanbul, Turkey January 2016 Istanbul bombing A suicide bomber blew himself up near Hippodrome of Constantinople near the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, killing 13 people and wounding another 9, most of whom were foreign tourists. No group claimed responsibility, but Turkish authorities suspect ISIL.[10] ISIL Turkey–ISIL conflict
Jan 13 Suicide bombing 15 (+1) 25 Quetta, Pakistan January 2016 Quetta suicide bombing A suicide bomber detonated himself near security personal vehicles close to a polio centre in a town near Balochistan's largest city, killing at least 15 people, including 13 policemen and one soldier killed and wounding another 25, including 18 policemen, two soldiers and six civilians. Both Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jaishul Islam claimed responsibility.[11][12][13] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan or Jaishul Islam Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkwa
Jan 14 Suicide bombings, shootout 4 (+4) 24 Jakarta, Indonesia 2016 Jakarta attacks Several explosions followed by gunfire occurred with a Starbucks and a police station appearing to be the main targets. The attack involved seven participants and was directed by ISIL.[14] ISIL Islamic terrorism
Jan 15 Siege 63 Unknown Eel-Adde, Somalia Battle of El Adde A massive attack on a Kenyan-run African Union base in Gedo.[15] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Jan 15-16 Mass shooting, arson, hostage-taking, siege 30 (+4) 56+ Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 2016 Ouagadougou attacks Gunmen attacked with heavy weapons the restaurant Cappuccino and the Hotel Splendid in the city centre, where more than 100 hostages were taken. 29 people were killed and more than 56 injured.[16] al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the attack.[17][18] AQIM Insurgency in the Maghreb
Jan 16 Massacre 135-300+ Unknown Deir ez-Zor, Syria Deir ez-Zor offensive (January 2016) Islamic State militants attacked the neighbourhoods of Begayliya and Ayash, killing dozens of people in an execution-style mass murder. Fatality estimates variates between 135 and over 300. International sources reported that the attack was against Syrian Army personnel and killed 85 Syrian soldiers along with 50 civilians, while Syrian sources said over 300 people were killed, most of whom were children and women. The Islamic State organization claimed responsibility for the attack and claimed suicide bombers were used.[19][20][21] ISIL Syrian Civil War
Jan 20 Mass murder 20 (+4) 60 Charsadda, Pakistan Bacha Khan University attack Several gunmen, some equipped with suicide vests, opened fire on Bacha Khan University in Khyber Paktunkhwa, killing 20 people and wounding another 20. At least four of the attackers were also killed during the attack. More than 200 students were rescued from the building. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility, and it was perpetrated by members of the Geedar-faction faction. However, the umbrella group, Taliban, denied and condemned the attack.[citation needed] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Insurgency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Jan 22 Suicide bombing, mass shooting 20 (+4) 17 Mogadishu, Somalia January 2016 Mogadishu attack Al-Shabaab militants struck with a suicide car bomb at the gate of a seafood restaurant overlooking Mogadishu's Lido Beach. Another blast struck about an hour later as government soldiers laid siege to the restaurant. After the blasts, militants entered the near crowded hotel, some of them by boat, and attacked civilians within. At least 20 people were killed and 17 were wounded. Four perpetrators were also killed and one was captured. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying the attackers used AK-47s and suicide vests.[22][23] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Jan 25 Suicide bombing 28 (+4) 65 Bodo, Cameroon 2016 Bodo bombings Four suicide bombers attacked a busy market in Bodo, Far North Region, close to the Nigerian border. The blasts killed over 30 people and wounded another 65. No group claimed responsibility, but Boko Haram is suspected.[24] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
Jan 27 Car bomb 55 Unknown Ramadi, Iraq 2016 Ramadi attack Up to a dozen car bombs were set off, attacking the tenth Iraqi Army division. The attack killed 55 Iraqi soldiers and pro-government tribal fighters, wounding an unknown number as well. ISIL claimed responsibility.[25] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
Jan 30 Bombing 86 Unknown Dalori, Nigeria 2016 Dalori attack At least 86 people are killed and hundreds others injured in an attack by Boko Haram militants on Dalori 4 kilometers from Maiduguri, Borno.[26][27] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
Jan 31 Bombing 60+ 110 Damascus, Syria 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings At least 60 people were killed and 110 wounded in twin blasts in the mainly Shi'ite neighbourhood of Sayeda Zeinab.[28] ISIL Syrian Civil War
Feb 2 Bombing 0 (+1) 2 Somalia Daallo Airlines Flight 159 20 minutes after take-off, a passenger in Daallo Airlines Flight 159, detonated an explosive device in the Airbus A321, opening a hole in the fuselage behind the R2 door. The crew turned the plane around and successfully performed an emergency landing at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport. Two injuries were reported and another body, believed to be that of the perpetrator was found on the ground in Somalia. al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Feb 8 Execution 300 0 Mosul, Iraq 2016 Mosul attack Islamic State have executed over 300 police and army personal, as well as civil activists by firing squad in Mosul.[29] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Feb 11 Shooting 0 (+1) 4 Columbus, Ohio, United States 2016 Ohio restaurant machete attack An attacker injures 4 in machete attack at a restaurant; attacker was shot and killed by police when he attacked police at the end of a car chase. Islamic terrorist (suspected)
Feb 17 Suicide car bombing 30 61 Ankara, Turkey February 2016 Ankara bombing At least 30 people died and 61 were injured in the Turkish capital. The attack targeted the army buses near the central square of Kizilay. Many ministries, the headquarters of the army and the Turkish parliament are in this neighbourhood. The Turkish news channels showed images of a raging fire that engulfed military vehicles. The explosion was audible several kilometers away.[30] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Feb 18 Bombing 6 1 Diyarbakır, Turkey 2016 Diyarbakır bombing A bomb killed at least 6 soldiers and another were injured. The attack occurred on 18 February 2016 in Diyarbakır a city in Diyarbakır Province.[31] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Feb 21 Bombing 57 100+ Homs, Syria February 2016 Homs bombings Two bombings occurred in pro-Government, mainly Shia inhabited, Zahraa neighbourhood in Homs. The first blast was caused by a car bomb and the second one was a result of a car bomb or a suicide bombing. 57 people were killed and at least 100 wounded. Islamic State claimed responsibility.[32][33] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
Feb 21 Bombing 134 (+2) 180 Sayyidah Zaynab, Syria February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings Islamic State militants detonated a car bomb and later launched two suicide bombings, about 400 meters from Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, a Shia shrine, believed to contain the grave of Prophet Muhammad's granddaughter. 83 to 134 people were killed and 180 wounded, including children. Syrian media said the attack occurred when pupils were leaving school in the area. At least 60 shops were damaged as well as cars in the area. Islamic State claimed responsibility.[34][35] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
Feb 26 Suicide bombing, shooting 14 (+5) Unknown Mogadishu, Somalia February 2016 Mogadishu attack A suicide bomber blew the entrance of the SYL hotel in Mogadishu allowing gunmen to storm the hotel and clash with the hotel guards. Government forces arrived and ended the attack. Five militants, including the suicide bomber and at least nine civilians were killed. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.[36] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Feb 28 Bomb 78 (+2) 100+ Sadr City Baghdad, Iraq February 2016 Baghdad bombings Up to 70 people were killed and 60 wounded in Sadr City, a southern suburb of the Iraqi capital, as two bombs went off at a crowded market. The explosions ripped through a market selling mobile phones in the mainly Shiite Muslim district. The assailants were suicide bombers riding motorcycles through the crowd.[37] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Mar 7 Clashes, raid 17 (+36) Unknown (+6) Ben Guerdane, Tunisia Battle of Ben Guerdane Attackers from Libya attacked a barracks in Ben Guerdane. They killed 7 civilians and 10 soldiers. 36 attackers were killed by the army.[citation needed] The attacks came shortly after a number of raids on ISIS fighters in Libya and lead Tunisia to close its border with Libya.[38] Islamic State Second Libyan Civil War
Mar 8 Melee attack 1 (+1) 11 Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel 2016 Tel Aviv knife attack A Palestinian man from Qalqilya stabbed three people at the Jaffa Port and then stabbed others near a restaurant in Charles Clore Park. One American tourist was killed and nine others were wounded. The assailant was shot dead by policemen.[39] US Vice President Joe Biden was at a visit, one mile (1.6 km) from the incident. Bashar Massalha
(Palestinian lone wolf)
Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Mar 13 Shooting 19 (+3) 33 Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast 2016 Grand-Bassam shootings Gunmen attacked two hotels at a beach resort popular with Western tourists. Witnesses say the gunmen were shouting "Allahu akbar" during the gunfire. 18 people were killed, including four European nationals (all French).[40][41] AQIM Insurgency in the Maghreb
Mar 13 Car bombing, shooting 37 (+1) 125 Ankara, Turkey March 2016 Ankara bombing A car bombing in the Kizilay area of Ankara killed at least 34 people and wounded at least 125. The bombing caused several vehicles to catch on fire and gunfire was heard after the blast.[42] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Mar 16 Bombing 15 25 Peshawar, Pakistan 2016 Peshawar bus bombing A bomb detonates in a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 15 and injuring at least 25.[43] Unknown War in North-West Pakistan
Mar 16 Suicide bombings 22 18 Maiduguri, Nigeria 2016 Maiduguri suicide bombings Two female suicide bombers detonate their explosives at a mosque during morning prayer on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing 22 and injuring 18.[44] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
Mar 19 Suicide bombing 4+ (+1) 36 Istanbul, Turkey March 2016 Istanbul bombing A suicide bomber hit a busy tourist area in central Istanbul, killing at least four people. Forty-six people were injured in the blast. The deceased victims are 3 Israelis and 1 Iranians. Nine of the injured are Israeli as well.[45] Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Mar 19 Mortar attack, shooting 13 (+5) 0 Arish, Egypt 2016 Arish attack A mortar attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula killed 13 policemen. Security officials said five attackers were killed in clashes near the checkpoint after the attack.[46] Wilayat Sayna Sinai Insurgency
Mar 22 suicide bombing 32 (+3) 340 Brussels and Zaventem, Belgium 2016 Brussels bombings On the morning of Tuesday, 22 March 2016, four coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. The fourth bomb didn't go off. In these attacks, 32 people and three suicide bombers were killed, and 340 people were injured.[47] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Mar 25 Suicide bombing 41 (+1) 65 Iskandariya, Iraq Iskandariya suicide bombing A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd after a local football game in a village near Iskandariya, in a mixed Sunni-Shiite area, killing at least 30 people and wounding more than 65. The mayor of the town was among those killed in the explosion. He succumbed to his wounds in hospital. No group has claimed responsibility but Islamic State is suspected.[48][49] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Mar 25 Car bombing 26 Unknown Aden, Yemen 2016 Aden car bombing At least 26 people were killed in a triple suicide car bomb that hit roadblocks manned by loyalist forces in Aden, the largest city in southern Yemen, where the jihadist organizations are active. Two car bombs exploded in the al-Shaab in the west of Aden and an ambulance exploded against a checkpoint near Mansoura in the center of this city, declared capital "provisional" Yemen since its resumption in July 2015 by pro-government forces in the Shiite Houthi rebels.[50] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
Mar 27 Suicide bombing 72 200 Lahore, Pakistan 2016 Lahore suicide bombing At least 72 people were killed, including 29 children and over 200 others people were injured in a suicide bombing that hit the main entrance of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, one of the largest parks in Lahore.[51] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
Mar 31 Car bomb 7 27 Diyarbakir, Turkey March 2016 Diyarbakır bombing Seven police officers were killed and twenty seven wounded when the minibus they were travelling in was hit by a car bomb. The attack occurred in the city of Diyarbakir. The PKK claimed responsibility for the attack.[52][53] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Apr 10 Ambush 11 6 Santo Domingo de Acobamba District, Peru Hatun Asha ambush The ambush began at approximately 5:00 (a.m.), when guerrillas targeted a Peruvian military patrol along a rural road within the Santo Domingo de Acobamba District, located in the District of Huancayo. The vehicles were transporting election ballots and related materials and their transport was handled by soldiers of the 311th Battalion of the Peruvian Armed Forces, who were tasked with guarding polling places in the central Junin region, while the patrol was also to serve in Lima. The ambush left a total of nine government soldiers and two civilian contractors dead as well as five others who escaped wounded.[54] Two hours after the attack, a second attack occurred in Mayapo, on the Llochegua District in Ayacucho, where one police officer was injured and taken to a hospital in Pichari. Shining Path Internal conflict in Peru
Apr 18 Bombing 0 (+1) 21 Jerusalem, Israel 2016 Jerusalem bombing An explosion on board a bus in Jerusalem has injured at least 21 people, including two seriously.[55][56] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Apr 19 Suicide car bombing, shooting 64 (+1) 347 Kabul, Afghanistan 2016 Kabul attack A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320, in the most deadly single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.[57][58] Taliban War in Afghanistan
Apr 27 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 13 Bursa, Turkey 2016 Bursa bombing A suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa, wounding 13 people in the Bursa's 14th century Grand Mosque, a historic symbol of the city that was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire.[59][60] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Apr 30 Suicide car bombing, bombing 38 (+1) 86 Baghdad, Iraq April 2016 Baghdad bombing A suicide bomber driving a car killed at least 38 people and wounded 86 others on April 30 in an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on a group of Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in a southeastern suburb of Baghdad, Iraqi police sources said. A second explosion near a Shi'ite militia checkpoint in the capital's Dora district killed two and wounded three others, police sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that blast.[61][62] Islamic State and Unknown Iraqi Civil War
May 1 Car bomb 2 23 Gaziantep, Turkey May 2016 Gaziantep bombing Two policeman was killed and twenty-two others (four being civilians) were wounded after a car bomb exploded out a police headquarters in Gaziantep.[63] Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
May 1 Suicide bombing 33+ (+2) 75 Samawa, Iraq 2016 Samawa bombing [64] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
May 10 Car bombing 3 Diyarbakir, Turkey May 2016 Diyarbakır bombing At least three are killed in a car bomb targeting a Turkish police vehicle in Diyarbakır, Turkey.[65] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present)
May 11 Suicide and car bombings 103 165+ Baghdad, Iraq 11 May 2016 Baghdad bombings [66] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
May 12 Massacre 49+ Unknown Zara'a, Syria Zara'a massacre 42 confirmed civilians and seven National Defence Forces militiamen were killed in the militant attack on the Alawite village of Zara'a, Hama Governorate.[67] Around 70 other civilians, including women and children were kidnapped and taken to Al-Rastan.[67] On 24 May 2016, the Syrian Red Crescent convinced the militants to hand over 49 victim bodies.[68] They were transported by the Syrian Army to the Homs Military Hospital for identification the next day.[69] Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham Syrian civil war
May 13 Shooting 16+ 30+ Balad, Iraq Real Madrid Fan Club massacre At least 16 Real Madrid fans were killed and at least 30 injured after ISIS attacked their clubhouse.[70] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
May 15 Suicide bombing 14+ (+9, maybe more) 20+ Taji, Iraq 2016 Iraq Gas Plant attack Suicide bomb attacks in a state owned cooking gas plant in Taji north of Baghdad kill at least 14 people.[71] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
May 15 Suicide bombing 47+ (+1) 60+ Mukalla, Yemen May 2016 Yemen police bombings A suicide bombing killed at least 47 and injured at least 60 in the southern city of Mukalla. Some sources say 40 were killed.[72][73] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
May 17 Suicide and car bombings, shooting 101+ 194+ Baghdad, Iraq 17 May 2016 Baghdad bombings A series of eight attacks in Baghdad killed numerous people and wounded more.[74][75][76][77][78] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
May 23 Suicide bombing 45+ 60+ Aden, Yemen 23 May 2016 Yemen bombings At least 45 army recruits are killed and 60 others injured in a suicide car bomb attack in Aden, Yemen. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group claims responsibility.[79] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
May 23 Suicide bombing 184 (5)[80] 200 Jableh and Tartus, Syria 23 May 2016 Syrian bombings Nearly 150 people are killed and at least 200 wounded in a series of car bomb and suicide attacks in the Syrian cities of Jableh and Tartus in government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility.[81] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
May 29 Suicide bombing 12+ (+1) ~15 Balad, Iraq Real Madrid Fan Club massacre At least 12 Real Madrid fans were killed and more injured when watching the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final. The attacks are preceded by another attack earlier in the month on a different club that killed at least 16. Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
May 31 Kidnapping and execution 17+ (+6) Around 220 kidnapped Kunduz-Takhar highway, Afghanistan Kunduz-Takhar highway hostage crisis The Taliban executed at least 17 people after kidnapping around 220 people on buses and in cars at a fake checkpoint on the Kunduz-Takhar highway. 6 people were killed by Afghan forces when the attempted to flee the scene. Around 20 hostages have been moved to Char Dara District.[82] Taliban War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Jun 1 Suicide car bombing, hostage-taking 16 (+3)[83] 55 Mogadishu, Somalia June 2016 Mogadishu attack A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the Ambassador Hotel in Mogadishu after which two gunmen opened fire on the hotel and took hostages before being killed by police. 16 people were killed and several dozen more wounded. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Jun 5-6 Spree shooting, shootouts 10 (+13) 37+ Aktobe, Kazakhstan 2016 Aktobe shootings Over 20 suspected Islamists militants attacked a military facility and two firearm stores in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. The attacks killed a clerk, a military officer and a serviceman at a national guard facility. Another nine servicemen were wounded. The police launched a counter-terrorism operation in which it managed to kill four militants and detain seven but others escaped. The perpetrators are suspected of being radical Islamists.[84][85] Islamic State Islamic terrorism
Jun 7 Bombing 11 36 Istanbul, Turkey June 2016 Istanbul bombing A bomb exploded on a police bus in the Vezneciler district of Istanbul TAK Kurdish-Turkish conflict
Jun 8 Car bombing 5 30 Midyat, Turkey June 2016 Midyat car bombing a car bomb exploded in the Turkish town of Midyat. 5 people were killed and 30 others were injured. PKK (Suspected) Kurdish-Turkish conflict
Jun 8 Shooting 4 18 (+1) Tel Aviv, Israel June 2016 Tel Aviv shooting Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in a Max Brenner restaurant in Tel Aviv killing four diners.[86] Both perpetrators were arrested.[87][88] Khalid al-Mahmara and Muhammad Ahmad Moussa Mahmara (inspired by the Islamic State) Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Jun 8 Kidnapping, shooting, and execution 16+ 42+ more kidnapped Kunduz, Afghanistan Kunduz-Takhar highway hostage crisis In a continuation of an ongoing event, 12 hostages were executed, and 42 more people were kidnapped. Four more people were also killed during the new kidnappings.[89][90][91] Taliban War in Afghanistan
Jun 12 Shooting 49 (+1) 53 Orlando, Florida, United States Orlando nightclub shooting 49 people were killed when an alleged lone-wolf gunman entered the Pulse gay nightclub. Hostages were taken and the perpetrator, Omar Mateen, was shot dead by local SWAT units in an attempt to storm the building. The FBI classified the attack as an act of "domestic terrorism" motivated by "Islamic leanings".[92] Lone wolf/Islamic State Islamic terrorism
Jun 13 Melee attack, hostage-taking 2 (+1) 0 Magnanville, France June 2016 Paris police stabbing A man shouting "Islamist slogans" stabbed his neighbor, a 42-year-old police officer, to death before taking the officer's wife and son hostage. Police raided the house and killed the attacker and discovered the officer's wife dead but his son alive. ISIS claimed responsibility.[citation needed] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jun 16 Shooting and stabbing 1 1 Birstall, United Kingdom Murder of Jo Cox Labour Member of Parliament Jo Cox is assassinated by Thomas Mair, a neo-Nazi constituent.[93] Thomas Mair
Jun 20 Suicide bombing 16 (+1) 9 Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul attack on Canadian Embassy Guards At least 14 or 16 Afghan, Nepali, and Indian security contractors were killed and 9 others were injured when a suicide bomber detonated outside the minibus they were in.[citation needed] The people killed were security guards at the Canadian embassy, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the killings.[94] Islamic State (claimed), Taliban (claimed) War in Afghanistan
Jun 25 Suicide car bombing, hostage-taking 15+ 25+ Mogadishu, Somalia June 2016 Mogadishu attacks Al-Shabaab terrorists detonated a car bomb outside a hotel popular with foreigners and tourists before storming the building and taking hostages. Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Jun 27 Bombings 43+ to 50 (+8) 37 Mukalla, Yemen June 2016 Mukalla attacks At least seven bombings were simultaneously targeted checkpoints in the port city, followed by a fourth that struck the entrance to a military camp. At least 43 people were killed, other sources claiming 50.[95][96] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
Jun 28 Grenade 0 8 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2016 Movida Bar grenade attack 8 people were injured after a grenade attack on patrons at the Movida nightclub watching a UEFA European Championships match. The attack was initially thought to be gang-related or due to a business dispute but was later to be found out to be tied to the Islamic State group. The bombing is believed to be the first IS-related attack on Malaysia. According to the Malaysian police, Two people were arrested in July who were ordered by alleged Malaysian IS fighter Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi.[97] However, Muhammad Wanndy denied that he ordered the attack and said that the two arrested men are Islamic State supporters.[98] Islamic State
Jun 28 Suicide bombings, shooting 45 (+3) 239 Istanbul, Turkey 2016 Atatürk Airport attack Three suicide attackers opened fire on and blew themselves up at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Jul 1 Shooting, hostage-taking 24 (+5) 50 Dhaka, Bangladesh July 2016 Dhaka attack A number of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the wealthy Gulshan Thana area of Dhaka. At least twenty-two civilians, two police officers, and five attackers were killed in shoot-outs and dozens of hostages were taken.[99] Islamic State Internal conflict in Bangladesh, Attacks by Islamic extremists in Bangladesh
Jul 3 Bombing 342+ (+1) 246+ Baghdad, Iraq 2016 Karrada bombing At least 346 people were killed, and over 246 injured, in a series of coordinated bomb attacks in Baghdad. Early in the evening of July 3, a large car bomb exploded in the middle of a busy market, killing nearly 346 civilians.[100] The blast occurred in the Baghdad neighborhood of Karrada, which contains Shia Muslims and a large Christian minority. A second car bombing in the district of Sha'ab killed at least 5 people and injured 16, while two more bombings killed at least two more people.[101][102] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Jul 4 Suicide bombing 4 (+4) 7 Jeddah, Qatif and Medina, Saudi Arabia 2016 Saudi Arabia bombings A man blew himself up after police tried to arrest him near the United States consulate in Jeddah. Two Saudi police officers were injured in the blast.[103] Two suicide bombers targeted a Shia mosque in Qatif, but failed to harm anyone but themselves.[104] A suicide bomber targeted security forces outside the Prophet's Mosque in Medina killing 4 and wounding 5 others.[105] Islamic State Terrorism in Saudi Arabia
Jul 7 Suicide bombing, shooting 56+ to 100+ (+3) 75+ Balad, Iraq Muhammad ibn Ali al-Hadi Mausoleum attack At least 56 people were killed and 75 injured after a suicide car bomb blew up at the gate of the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi. Gunmen then entered the mausoleum and started shooting at the people inside.[106][107] Islamic State claimed that they killed over 100 people. Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Jul 14 Vehicular Assault 86 (+1) 434 Nice, France 2016 Nice truck attack On the evening of 14 July 2016, a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, resulting in the deaths of 86 people and injuring 434.[108] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jul 18 Shooting 10 (+1) 10+ Almaty, Kazakhstan 2016 shooting of Almaty police officers Six people were killed, and eight others were injured following an attack on a police station in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city. One of the attackers has been detained.[citation needed] Ruslan Kulikbayev
Jul 18 Melee attack 0 (+1) 5 Würzburg, Germany 2016 Würzburg train attack 5 people were injured, 2 of them critically, when a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers on a train with an axe and a knife. The attacker was killed by police.[109] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jul 18 Shooting 17 35 Nampala, Mali 2016 Nampala attack Gunmen attacked a Malian Army base near the town of Nampala in central Mali, close to the border with Mauritania.[110][111] 17 soldiers were killed and 35 others were wounded in the attack, which was jointly claimed by three separate groups.[112] Macina Liberation Front
Ethnic Peul militants
Northern Mali conflict
Jul 22 Shooting 9 (+1) 36 Munich, Germany 2016 Munich shooting A gunman opened fire on a shopping mall, killing nine before committing suicide. 36 people were wounded, four by gunfire. The shooter was a bullied man who was said to be obsessed with mass shootings. The massacre was conducted on the anniversary of the 2011 Norway attacks. The suspect was described as being a "very nationalistic" racist, with him boasting about similarities with Adolf Hitler. David Sonboly Terrorism in Germany
Jul 23 Suicide bombing 80+ (+2) 260+ Kabul, Afghanistan July 2016 Kabul bombing Two suicide bombers targeted ethnic Hazaras at a rally in Kabul, killing over 80 people and wounding at least 230 more. Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.[113][114] Islamic State[115] War in Afghanistan
Jul 24 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 12 Ansbach, Germany 2016 Ansbach bombing A 27-year-old Syrian refugee detonated a bomb at a wine bar in Ansbach, killing only himself, but wounding 12 civilians. He had previously been denied entry to a nearby music festival. Authorities found a recorded video message on the attacker's phone, pledging his allegiance the Islamic State.[116] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jul 26 Melee Attack, hostage-taking 1 (+2) 1 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, France 2016 Normandy church attack Two assailants killed a priest and seriously wounded a woman in a church in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. The two assailants were killed by French Special Forces. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[117][118] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jul 27 Suicide bombing 57+ (+2) 171+ Qamishli Syria 27 July 2016 Qamishli bombings A terrorist detonated his van packed with explosives at a checkpoint in the Kurdish city of Qamishli. At least 48 were killed and 140 were wounded[119][120][121] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
Jul 31 Shootings 3 77 (+3) Yerevan, Armenia 2016 Yerevan hostage crisis About 20 gunmen took control of a police station, killing two officers. 77 people were injured and 100 others were arrested. 3 gunmen were also injured. Hostages were taken. The gunmen surrendered on July 31, two weeks after seizing the police station.[122] Daredevils of Sassoun Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Aug 5 Shooting, bombing 14 15 Kokrajhar, India 2016 Kokrajhar shooting six terrorists, suspected to be Bodo militants, attacked the Balajan Tinali market area in the city of Kokrajhar in Assam with AK-47s and grenades, killing 14 and injuring 15.[123] National Democratic Front of Bodoland (suspected)[124] Assam separatist movements
Aug 6 Melee attack 0 (+1) 2 Charleroi, Belgium 2016 Charleroi attack Two policewomen were attacked by man wielding a machete and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar' in the Belgian city of Charleroi. The assailant was shot and killed by a third officer.[125] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Aug 8 Shooting and suicide bombing 93+ (+1) 130+ Quetta, Pakistan August 2016 Quetta attacks A suicide bomb attack killed at least 93 people and wounded dozen others[126] at a hospital in Quetta in southwest Pakistan, and injured around 120 more.[127] Taliban War in North-West Pakistan
Aug 14 Melee attack 64+ to 101 Unknown Beni City, Democratic Republic of the Congo Beni massacre At least 64 to 101 people were found killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DR Congo) Beni city, media reported Sunday. The information was confirmed by city's Mayor Nyonyi Bwanakawa, Xinhua news agency reported.Country's President Joseph Kabila called the deadly massacre an act of terrorism.[citation needed] Allied Democratic Forces (Suspected) Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
Aug 14 Attack 11–15 (+8) Unknown Tshimbulu, Democratic Republic of the Congo Tshimbulu incident Policemen intervened in a terrorist attack by a militia. 11 policemen were killed and 8 terrorists were also killed, with 40 militants being captured. The leader of the militia was also killed. Four policemen went missing. "Militia" Kivu Conflict
Aug 15 Suicide bombing 50 50 Idlib, Syria 2016 Atmeh attack At least 32 people were killed in a suicide bombing on a bus in Syria's northwestern Idlib province late Sunday, according to local sources. A bomber blew himself up on a bus carrying opposition fighters at the entrance of Atmeh camp, the sources told Anadolu Agency.[128][129] Unknown Syrian Civil War
Aug 17 Shooting and stabbing 1 (+2 attackers) 1 Moscow oblast, Russia 2016 Shchelkovo Highway police station attack Two men with firearms and axes attacked the police station on 20th kilometer of Shchelkovo Highway near Moscow. Two traffic police officers were seriously injured, one of them died in the hospital.[130] Attackers, natives of the Chechen Republic, were killed during the attack. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[131] ISIL Islamic terrorism in Europe
Aug 20 Suicide bombing 54+ (+1) 66 Gaziantep, Turkey August 2016 Gaziantep suicide bombing A suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding ceremony near the Syrian border killed at least 50 and injured 94. The suicide bomber was aged 12 to 14, reports say. Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Aug 21 Suicide car bombing 20 (+2) 30 Galkayo, Somalia 2016 Galkayo bombings An al-Shabaab double suicide car bombing killed at least 20 people in the city of Galkayo in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region.[132] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Aug 24 Bombing, shooting 17+ 50+ Kabul, Afghanistan American University of Afghanistan attack At least 17 people were killed and 50 more wounded in a bombing and shooting at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. The Taliban is believed to be behind the attack.[citation needed] Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan
Aug 29 Bombing 71+ (+1) Unknown Aden, Yemen August 2016 Aden bombing At least 71 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a military facility in the southern Yemen city of Aden.[133] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
Aug 30 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) 3 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Chinese Embassy in Bishkek bombing A car rammed through the gates of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek and exploded, killing the driver and injuring at least three more people.[citation needed] East Turkistan Islamic Movement (suspected) Xinjiang conflict
Sep 2 Bombing 15 70 Davao City, Philippines 2016 Davao City bombing At least fifteen people were killed and sixty more injured after a bomb exploded at a night market.[134][135][136] Islamic State Moro conflict
Sep 5 Bombing 48-70+ (+1) Unknown Tartus, Homs, Damascus and Hasakah, Syria 5 September 2016 Syria bombings A car bomb detonated on a coastal highway in Tartus, killing more than 5 people, followed by a suicide bomber exploding in the crowd gathering in the area. A car bomb then hit a Syrian Army checkpoint in the Zahra district of Homs and killed 2 soldiers. A motorcycle bomb detonated near an Asayish checkpoint in Hasakah and killed at least 5 people, with an explosion in the capital city of Damascus following soon after.[137][138][139] Islamic State Syrian civil war
Sep 5 Suicide bombings 58 (+5) 109 Kabul, Afghanistan September 2016 Kabul attacks At least 58 people died in a double suicide attack in rush hour near the Ministry of Defence. Ninety-one people were also injured.[140] A third explosion caused one death.[141] Other attacks also occurred that lasted overnight. Taliban War in Afghanistan
Sep 10 Car bombings 40 (+2) 60 Baghdad, Iraq 9 September 2016 Baghdad bombings Two car bombs exploded outside a crowded shopping center, killing at least 40 people, and wounding 60 more. Most of the victims were Shi'a Muslims. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.[citation needed] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Sep 16 Suicide Bombing 30 (+1) 28 Mohmand Agency, Pakistan 2016 September Pakistan mosque bombing A suicide bomber attacked a Sunni mosque in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 30 worshippers and wounding 28 others, officials said. Several children were also among those killed or wounded in the deadly attack. A breakaway Taliban group later claimed responsibility for the bombing.[142] Jamaat-ul-Ahrar War in North-West Pakistan
Sep 17–19 Bombings, shootout 0 32 (+1) New York and New Jersey, United States 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings Around 9:30 am, a pipe bomb exploded in a trash can in Seaside Park, New Jersey, but no one was injured. Later that day, at around 8:30 pm, a homemade pressure cooker bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, injuring 29 people. A second pressure cooker bomb was promptly discovered four blocks away, but did not detonate. The following day, two homeless men discovered a backpack containing several pipe bombs, similar to the one that exploded in Seaside Park, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On September 19, the perpetrator of the attacks, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was captured in Linden, New Jersey after a shootout with police forces which left three officers and Rahami wounded. Ahmad Khan Rahami (suspect) Islamic terrorism
Sep 18 Shooting 19 (+4 Attackers) 30 Uri, India 2016 Uri attack Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed by suspected rebels in an attack against a base in Indian Kashmir.[143] Unknown Kashmir conflict
Oct 5 Melee attack 0 3 (+1) Brussels, Belgium 2016 stabbing of Brussels police officers On 5 October 2016, three police officers were attacked by a man wielding a machete in the Schaerbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium. Two of them suffered stab wounds, while the third was physically assaulted but otherwise uninjured. However, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Several stations in Brussels and the anti-terrorism prosecution office was also evacuated due to an ongoing bomb-alert. Many businesses were closed and there was major travel disruption.[144] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Oct 6 Car bombing 0 10 Istanbul, Turkey October 2016 Istanbul bombing An explosion, which was caused by a car bomb near a police station in Istanbul making 10 injured.[145][146] PKK (suspected) Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Oct 9 Shooting 2 (+1) 6 East Jerusalem 2016 Jerusalem shooting A Palestinian lone wolf attacker arrived at a tram stop in his car and shot "randomly" at passers-by. A 60-year-old woman and a police officer were killed; the attacker himself was pursued by police and later shot dead. At least 6 other injuries were incurred and the attack is believed to be a "terrorist incident".[147] Palestinian lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Oct 9 Car bombing 15 27 Şemdinli, Turkey 2016 Şemdinli bombing A bomb killed at least 18 people including 8 civilians and 10 soldiers and another 27 people were wounded.[148] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Oct 15 Suicide bombing, Shooting 53+ (+ at least 6) 44+ Baghdad, Iraq October 2016 Baghdad attacks Suicide bomber targets mourning tent in Baghdad, kills 41.[149] In a second incident, the wife and three children of Numan al-Mujamaie, the leader of the Ishaqi Mobilization militia, were killed when gunmen stormed his house in the town of Ishaq in his absence.[150] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Oct 16 Stabbing 1 1 Hamburg, Germany 2016 Hamburg stabbing attack The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that left one 16-year-old dead and another, a 15-year-old, injured in Hamburg.[151] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Oct 24 Hostage taking, shooting, suicide bombing 62 (+3) 117+ Quetta, Pakistan 2016 Quetta police training college attack At least five militants stormed a police training center in Quetta and took between 200 and 500 cadets hostage.[152] Three of the attackers were killed and at least 60 people were killed and 120 were injured. Several hostages escaped as well.[153][154][155] Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Sectarianism in Pakistan
Nov 4 Car bombing 11 100+ Diyarbakir, Turkey November 2016 Diyarbakır bombing Turkish media has reported an explosion in Turkey's largest mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.[156][157][158] Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Nov 8 Executions 300+ Unknown Mosul, Iraq Hamam al-Alil massacre Islamic State killed at least 300 civilians in retaliation against individuals that refused to fight for ISIL. Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Nov 10 Suicide car bombing 6 (+1) 119 Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif attack A truck bomb exploded outside the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif killing at least 4 people and injuring dozens more. The Taliban claimed responsibility. Taliban War in Afghanistan
Nov 12 Suicide bombing 5 (+1) 16 Bagram, Afghanistan 2016 Bagram Airfield bombing A suicide bomber exploded outside the American air base in Bagram killing at least four person and injuring dozens more.[159] Taliban War in Afghanistan
Nov 12 Suicide bombing 55 (+1) 102+ Khuzdar, Pakistan 2016 Khuzdar bombing At least 55 people including women and children have been killed and above 100 injured when a suicide bomber went off in the crowded Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town, Lasbela District, Balochistan, Pakistan.[160][161][162][163] Islamic State Islamic terrorism
Nov 13 Bombing 1 3 (+1) Samarinda, Indonesia 2016 Samarinda church bombing Indonesian police say an explosion outside a church on Borneo has wounded four children. Indonesian police said that one of four young children injured has died.[164][165] Islamic State Islamic terrorism
Nov 24 Suicide truck bombing 125 (+1) 95 Hillah, Iraq November 2016 Hillah suicide truck bombing A truck bomb killed at least 125 people in Hillah city; 95 others were injured.[166] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Nov 26 Car bombing 20 Unknown Mogadishu, Somalia November Mogadishu car bombing At least 20 people were killed by the explosion of a car bomb near a market in the Somali capital Mogadishu.[167][168] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Nov 26-30 Clash 0 (+63) 30 (+17) Butig, Philippines November 2016 Butig clash The Maute Group briefly seized control of parts of Butig town in Lanao del Sur, in retaliation of an offensive launched by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Government forces killed at least 63 militants and recaptured the town. Maute Group Moro conflict
Nov 28 Vehicular assault, stabbing 0 (+1) 11 Columbus, United States 2016 Ohio State University attack A man named Abdul Razak Ali Artan rammed his car into a group of students at the Ohio State University. The perpetrator then proceeded to stab several others with a knife. Artan was killed on scene and was confirmed to be an OSU student and Somali refugee. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Law enforcement officials stated that Artan was inspired by terrorist propaganda from the Islamic State and Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.[169] Abdul Razak Ali Artan Islamic terrorism
Nov 29 Shooting 7 (+3) Unknown Nagrota, India 2016 Nagrota army base attack Terrorists launch an attack on an Indian Army base in the town of Nagrota. At least 7 soldiers and 3 insurgents die in the attack.[170] Pakistan sponsored terrorists Kashmir conflict
Dec 9 Suicide bombings 57 (+2) 177 Madagali, Nigeria Madagali suicide bombings Officials say 2 explosions in Madagali a town Nigeria have killed 57 and injured 177.[171] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
Dec 10 Suicide bombing 50+ (+1) 70+ Aden, Yemen December 2016 Aden suicide bombings 50 Yemeni soldiers were killed and another 70 were injured in a suicide bombing attack.[172] Islamic State – Yemen Province Yemeni Civil War
Dec 10 Car bombing, suicide bombing 46 (+2) 155 Istanbul, Turkey December 2016 Istanbul bombings Two bombs killed 44 and injured at least 155 people in Istanbul.[173] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Dec 11 Suicide bombing 29 (+1) 50+ Mogadishu, Somalia December 2016 Mogadishu suicide bombing At least 29 people died and another 50 were injured in a suicide bombing attack on a police station near Mogadishu's port.[174] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Dec 11 Suicide bombing 27 (+1) 47 Cairo, Egypt Botroseya Church bombing At least 27 people were killed and 47 injured after an explosion in a Coptic cathedral in Cairo.[175][176] Islamic State – Sinai Province Insurgency in Egypt
Dec 16 Shooting 12 Unknown Nassoumbou, Burkina Faso 2016 Nassoumbou attack Several dozen heavily armed gunmen attacked an army outpost near the border with Mali, leaving at least 12 soldiers dead and 2 others missing.[177] Ansar ul Islam Insurgency in the Maghreb
Dec 17 Suicide car bombing 14 (+1) 55 Kayseri, Turkey 2016 Kayseri bombing A suspected car bombing killed 14 soldiers aboard a bus and wounded at least 55 others.[178] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Dec 18 Suicide bombing 52+ (+1) 63 Aden, Yemen December 2016 Aden suicide bombings At least 52 Yemeni soldiers collecting their salaries at a base in northeast Aden were killed when a suicide bomber detonated.[179] Islamic State – Yemen Province Yemeni Civil War
Dec 18 Shooting 16 (+5) 37 Al-Karak, Jordan 2016 Al-Karak attack Insurgents attacked police and civilians in Al-Karak, Jordan, then took shelter in the Kerak Castle. 12 people were killed and 35 were injured, most of whom were Jordanian security forces and civilians. A Canadian tourist was also killed.[180] Islamic State Spillover of the Syrian Civil War in Jordan
Dec 19 Assassination 1 (+1) 3 Ankara, Turkey Assassination of Andrei Karlov A gunman killed Russian ambassador in Turkey and three bystanders were also injured.[181] According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea, the Army of Conquest claimed responsibility for the assassination.[182] Army of Conquest Spillover of the Syrian Civil War in Turkey
Dec 19-23 Vehicular attack, stabbing, and shooting 13 (+1) 55 Berlin, Germany 2016 Berlin truck attack 13 people have died after a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin, German police have said. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[183][184][185] On 21 December, police announced a nationwide search for a specific suspect, after personal documents of a Tunisian man, apparently a notice for temporary stay in Germany, were found in the lorry's cab. Later that day the police announced that it had been stepped up to a Europe-wide search. According to investigators, the suspect entered Germany from Italy in 2015 and belonged to a Salafist network with the name True Religion, around recently interred Abu Walaa, who was known as a recruiter for the Islamic State in Germany.[186] The perpetrator was found by police in Milan, Italy four days later and was killed in a shootout with police. One officer was wounded.[187] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Dec 23 Hijacking 0 0 Luqa, Malta Afriqiyah Airways Flight 209 A commercial jet that took off from Libya was reportedly hijacked by individuals with explosives. The plane has landed in Malta. The hijackers were pro-Gaddafi militants and belonged to the Brigade 93 militant group and demanded the recognition of their group.[188] Brigade 93 Second Libyan Civil War
Dec 28 Bombings 0 33 Hilongos, Philippines 2016 Hilongos bombings Two bombs injured 33 people who were attending an amateur boxing match in the town of Hilongos.[189] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (suspected) Moro conflict
Dec 31 Suicide bombing, bombing 25 (+1) 50 Baghdad, Iraq December 2016 Baghdad bombings Bombings left at least 25 people dead and 50 others were injured in Baghdad.[190] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War


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