List of terrorist incidents, July–December 2011

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This is a timeline of individual violent attacks which took place from July to December, 2011, including attacks by state and non-state actors for political, criminal or other unknown motives. Ongoing military conflicts are listed separately.

For attacks in the first half of the year see List of terrorist incidents, January–June 2011

July[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator State Non-state
2 Bombing 13 0 Afghanistan Shamulzayi District, Afghanistan A roadside bomb struck a minibus carrying a family of Afghan refugees.[1] Symbol confirmed.svg
3 Bombing 5+ 10 Nigeria Maiduguri, Nigeria An explosion occurred at a bar near a police barracks.[2] Boko Haram Symbol confirmed.svg
5 Various 14 unknown Iraq Baghdad and other cities, Iraq A string of attacks across the country caused the deaths of 14 people, including 3 casualties as a result of a Katyusha attack on the Green Zone.[3] Symbol confirmed.svg
5 Car bombing 21 28 Iraq Taji, Iraq Two explosions occurred in Taji, 20 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad. At least one of the blasts was caused by a car bomb that detonated as civilians were gathering in front of a government building to pick up their new identification cards.[3] Symbol confirmed.svg
5 Airstrike 6 unknown Pakistan Mir Ali, Pakistan Six suspected militants were killed and several others were injured in a drone strike in the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan.[4] Central Intelligence Agency Symbol confirmed.svg
11 Airstrike 52 unknown Pakistan North Waziristan, Pakistan 52 people were killed in four drone airstrikes in a 24-hour period where more than 21 missiles were fired.[5] Central Intelligence Agency Symbol confirmed.svg
11 Suicide bombing 6 20+ Pakistan Battagram, Pakistan A suicide bomber attacked a public meeting in which a cabinet minister[who?] was scheduled to speak. One of the dead included a child.[6] Symbol confirmed.svg
12 Shooting assassination 1 0 Afghanistan Kandahar, Afghanistan Kandahar Provincial Council Chairman and brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated by his bodyguard Sardar Mohammad. Though the Taliban claimed responsibility, the security services doubted the credibility of the claim.[7] Taliban
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13 Bombings 20 130 India Mumbai, India Three simultaneous blasts rocked India's financial capital. Two of the bombings were in the southern business centre parts of the city (Zaveri Bazaar and the Opera House). At this time it is still unknown if local or foreign groups are behind the attacks.[8] Symbol confirmed.svg
14 Airstrike 50+ unknown Yemen Al Wade'a District, Yemen United States drone airstrikes have killed at least 50 people and injured dozens in the Abyan Governorate.[9] Central Intelligence Agency Symbol confirmed.svg
14 Ambush, shooting 20 7 Turkey Diyarbakır Province, Turkey Thirteen Turkish soldiers were killed in a battle with Kurdish PKK rebels. The rebels attacked the military camp with grenades, starting a fire in the process. The death toll includes seven militants who died in the firefight, as well as seven wounded soldiers. It also represents the highest single day loss of life in the country in more than 3 years. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters "Our security forces are strong... and I believe they will make them pay a heavy price." [10] PKK Symbol confirmed.svg
15 Bombings, shootings 9 45 Iraq Kerbala, Iraq Bomb attacks against Shia pilgrims killed at least 8 people and wounded at least 38 in the city of Kerbala. Several other bomb attacks were reported in Baghdad and Mosul.[11] Symbol confirmed.svg
16 Bombings, Car bombs 6 38 Iraq Kerbala and Baghdad, Iraq A sticky bomb attached to a police car exploded in the city of Kerbala, killing 3 and wounding 15 others. In Baghdad a night club was partially destroyed by a car bomb, killing at least two people. A number of other bombings and shooting occurred in the capital and in Mosul as well.[12] Symbol confirmed.svg
16 Suicide bombings 4 20 Algeria Bordj Menaïel, Algeria Two suicide bombers attacked a police station and the town hall in the city of Bordj Menaïel in Boumerdès Province. At least 4 people were killed in the early morning raid and another twenty were injured.[13] Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb Symbol confirmed.svg
17 Shooting assassination, suicide bombing, siege 2+ 0 Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan Aide to President Hamid Karzai Jan Mohammad Khan and MP Hasham Watanwal were killed in a suicide attack and a subsequent siege of his house in Kabul. Reports suggested that there were two or three attackers and that one of them blew himself up; other contradictory reports said that Khan's bodyguards were killed too.[14] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
18 Bombing, stabbing 18 4 China Hotan, Xinjiang, China 18 young Uyghur men stormed a police station in the city of Hotan and killed two security guards by stabbing and lobbing molotov cocktails. They occupied the police station, took eight hostages, and smashed and set fire to the police station. Shouting slogans and unfurling banners with Jihadi writing, they refused to peacefully negotiate and engaged in a firefight with police.[15] The attack ended within 90 minutes when police shot 14 attackers dead. Government authorities detained four attackers and rescued six hostages, however two were killed.[16][17] Authorities have discovered the membership of two of the 18 men in an ETIM-led group[17] and the ETIM later claimed responsibility for the attack.[18] East Turkestan Islamic Movement Symbol confirmed.svg
19 Shooting and rockets 3 unknown Guinea Conakry, Guinea A former army chief and a member of the presidential guard were arrested hours after two attacks that have been labeled an assassination attempt. Both incidents took place at the president of Guinea's residence and involved gunfire and rocket launchers. Alpha Condé escaped without injury and later spoke to the country saying that "My house was attacked last night, but I congratulate the presidential guard who fought heroically from 3.10 until 5:00 before backup arrived." He also added that his plans for reform would not fail.[19] Symbol confirmed.svg
20 Shooting, bombing 11 15 Afghanistan Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan At least four policemen were killed and three other wounded after a raid on a Taliban hideout in the city of Kandahar. A firefight ensued after a tip-off that there were two militants (including a senior commander) in a house, according to Siddiq Siddiqi, a spokesman for the interior ministry. "Our police had intelligence about the presence of some terrorists in a house in District 1. Police besieged the house and ordered the terrorists to surrender, but they refused and started fighting. In the fighting both terrorists including a well-known deaf Taliban commander known as Mullah Kar were killed." The district police chief and three other police were killed as well. In the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif a bicycle bomb killed at least 5 people and wounder 12 others. The attacks occurred as a security handover designed to showcase the strength of Afghan security forces began in Helmand Province.[20] Afghan National Police Symbol confirmed.svg
20 Bombing 1 1 Yemen Aden, Yemen A British citizen living in the port city of Aden was killed after his booby-trapped car exploded. A security source told reporters he believed the explosion that killed the well-known and long-time resident of Aden was a militant attack. "We tend to think that it was some kind of terrorist attack because he was well known." One passer-by was also critically injured in the attack which also damaged other nearby buildings.[21] Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suspected Symbol confirmed.svg
20 Bombing 7+ 4 India Chhattisgarh, India At least seven Indian National Congress party workers were killed and four others injured after a Naxalite ambush against a 25 car convoy travelling through the countryside in the state of Chhattisgarh, according Chhattisgarh state Congress president Nandkumar Patel. Local police were still investigating the attack and the casualty number could rise.[22] Communist Party of India (Maoist) Symbol confirmed.svg
21 Airstrike 4 unknown Pakistan North Waziristan, Pakistan Four people were killed in a U.S. drone airtrike in Mir Ali.[23] Central Intelligence Agency Symbol confirmed.svg
22 Bombing/shooting 77 319+ Norway Oslo and Utøya, Norway A massive bomb exploded outside Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office and other government office buildings, and later a shooting of Young members of the Labour party occurred on the Utøya island, both allegedly committed by right-wing militant Anders Behring Breivik in a supposed lone wolf attack. There have been 77 confirmed deaths.[24] Anders Behring Breivik
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24 Raid 3 1 Russia Dagestanskiye Ogni, Dagestan, Russia The National Anti-terrorist Committee (NAK) said a raid by Russian police and the Federal Security Service on a safe house resulted in the deaths of Mekhtibek Bashirov, the leader of an insurgent group in Derbent, and at least one other women. Another women was taken to hospital after receiving gunshot wounds and surrendering to the police. A FSB spokesman said that "We know for sure that these women were trained as suicide bombers." Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said that "Today's operation foiled possible serious terrorist attacks...Two female suicide bombers have been disarmed."[25] Russian police and Federal Security Services Symbol confirmed.svg
24 Suicide bombing/shooting 9 21 Yemen Aden, Yemen A suicide bomber in a pickup truck attacked the gate of an army compound in the coastal city just as a convoy of vehicles was making its way out towards neighboring Abyan Governorate to join the fight against militants that have taken over the city of Zinjibar. At least 9 soldiers were killed, including two high-ranking officers. More than twenty others were wounded and shooting was reported close to the compound in the minutes after the attack took place.[26] Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Symbol confirmed.svg
24 Suicide bombing/shooting 3 0 Turkey Mardin Province, Turkey Suspected Kurdish rebels ambushed a group of soldiers and shot three of them dead near a village in the southern province of Mardin, close to the border with Syria. This attack comes 10 days after another firefight that left 13 soldiers and 7 militants dead, following which the Turkish army began a large operation to counter the Kurdish rebel groups in the area.[27] PKK Symbol confirmed.svg
27 Suicide bombing 1 0 Afghanistan Kandahar, Afghanistan The acting mayor of Kandahar Ghulam Haidar Hameedi was killed in a suicide attack in front of his office. An attacker with an explosive device hidden in his turban approached Hameedi as he was speaking to village elders. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said the attack was in revenge for Hameedi order to destroy homes that were deemed by city officials to have been illegally constructed and the consequent deaths of two children who the Taliban said were killed during the demolition work.[28] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
27 Shooting, IED 2 2 Thailand Pattani, Thailand Suspected Islamic militants killed two policemen and wounded two soldiers in separate attacks in the southern Thailand.[29] Patani United Liberation Organisation (suspected)[not in citation given] Symbol confirmed.svg
28 Shooting 7+ 21 Philippines Jolo Island, Philippines The Philippine Army and suspected Abu Sayaaf rebels were involved in a skirmish on Jolo Island in the south of the country. The soldiers were patrolling when they were ambushed by a group of around 70 rebels. At least seven soldiers were confirmed killed and more than twenty were injured.[30] Symbol confirmed.svg
28 Suicide bombings, shootings 19 37 Afghanistan Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan Simultaneous attacks occurred against the governor's compound and the police headquarters in Tarin Kowt, the capital of Orūzgān Province. At least six suicide bombers took part in the attack, while some of the rebels continued to partake in a shootout with security forces. A BBC journalist was among the dead.[31] The office of Mitullah Khan, who runs a private security firm that provides security for NATO supply convoys, was also attacked.[32] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
28 Suicide bombing, car bomb 15 30+ Iraq Tikrit, Iraq Two attacks occurred in Tikrit, the hometown of former president Saddam Hussein. A car bomb detonated outside a major bank in the city centre as police and soldiers were waiting to collect their salaries. Then when emergency crews arrived to the scene, a suicide bomber blew himself up next to the crowd.[33] Symbol confirmed.svg
29 IED, shootings 19 4 Afghanistan Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan A minibus travelling to the city of Lashkar Gah struck an IED on the road and exploded. All of the 18 occupants were instantly killed in the attack, which was followed by another device hitting a tractor in a neighbouring district. One person was killed and four wounded in that incident.[34] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
29 Hostage taking 0 5 Colombia Arauca department, Colombia In a region where FARC and ELN are active, five petroleum industry workers employed by the US-based Occidental Petroleum Corporation were kidnapped by FARC rebels. A few days later, General Jaime Reyes, commander of the Army's 18th Brigade, said that "[The Colombian Army] started an operation with three battalions in the area where the guerrillas fled with the hostages to secure the release of these people while trying to avoid combat so as not to hurt the workers. We did it."[35] FARC Symbol confirmed.svg
30-31 Carbombing, stabbing 23 42 China Kashgar, Xinjiang, China 23 people died in additional terrorist attacks in the city of Kashgar on July 30 and 31. On the first day, two Uyghur men hijacked a truck, ran it into a crowded street, and started stabbing people, killing nine, until they were overpowered by the crowd, who killed one attacker. On the second day, the premature explosion of two car bombs intended for a dapanji restaurant killed four people. The 12 would-be car-bombers abandoned their original plan and instead stormed the restaurant with knives, killing 13 people. A firefight ensued with police capturing the group and killing seven attackers.[36] ETIM later claimed responsibility for the attack,[18] confirming that one of the suspects who escaped (but was later shot by police) had received training in ETIM camps in Pakistan.[37] East Turkestan Islamic Movement Symbol confirmed.svg
31 Suicide bombing 10 12 Afghanistan Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew up the car he was driving in at the office of the provincial police chief. Nine police and a child were killed in the incident two weeks after Afghan security forces took control of security in the province. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the incident.[38] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg

August[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator State Non-state
1 Bomb 5 7 India Imphal, Manipur, India A bomb blast at Sangakpham market in the Manipuri capital resulted in the deaths of two schoolgirls, amongst others. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh blamed the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isaac Muivah for the incident; however the group issued a statement saying "it will not accept any blanket allegation hurled against [them] and that it is not responsible for [the] incident." Singh claimed that this was the sixth such strike by the NSCN-IM in less that four months.[39] NSCN-IM
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4 Arson 0 0 Afghanistan Salar, Saydabad district, Wardak, Afghanistan Reports indicated that anti-government insurgents torched two ISAF logistics vehicles on the Kabul-Kandahar highway.[40] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
6 Rocket-propelled grenade attack 46 ? Afghanistan Saydabad district, Wardak, Afghanistan In the single-largest loss of life to NATO's ISAF forces 25 US Navy's US Special Forces' Navy SEALS, five helicopter crew from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment,[41] an interpreter, seven Afghan National Army special operations soldiers[42] were killed when the Chinook helicopter they were travelling in was shot down by a Taliban rocket at 3:00. At least 20 of the Navy SEALs were members of SEAL Team Six, the unit that carried out the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.[41] Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed that the helicopter had been shot down and offered his condolences to his US counterpart Barack Obama. A NATO spokesman and USAF Captain Justin Brockhoff said that "there was enemy activity in the area. We are in the process of accessing the facts."

At the same time, ISAF forces attacked a house in the district where Taliban fighters were gathering, resulting in the deaths of eight of the fighters, according to Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.[43]

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14 Car bomb, Suicide bombings 26 34 Afghanistan Charikar, Parwan Province and Ghazni province, Afghanistan The Taliban attacked a compound with a car bomb in a coordinated attack against the governor's office in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province as the governor, Abdul Basir Salangi, was having a meeting with high-ranking members[who?] of the Afghan National Army. After the initial blast, suicide bombers entered the building but were killed before they could reach their alleged final targets. In a separate attack, two policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting in Ghazni Province.[44] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
14 Rocket attack 3 23 Pakistan Miranshah, Pakistan Three soldiers were killed and 23 others wounded in a rocket attack against a paramilitary base in Miranshah; the soldiers were raising the flag of Pakistan to mark the country's independence day when the attack took place.[45] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Symbol confirmed.svg
15 Suicide bombings, car bombs, IEDs 62 273 Iraq Kut, Najaf, Kirkuk, Kerbala and Tikrit, Iraq A series of coordinated attacks occurred across various cities. The deadliest assault took place in the city of Kut, where a roadside bomb followed by a car bomb targeting members of the police killed at least 37 and wounded 68. At least six were killed and 78 injured in a double car bomb attack in Najaf in the south of the country. In Diyala Governorate a suicide car bomber attacked a municipality building in Khan Bani Saad, killing eight and leaving 14 injured. One person was killed and 12 wounded in simultaneous car and motorbike bomb attacks in Kirkuk and 4 more were killed (and more than 40 injured) after an attack against a police station in Kerbala Governorate. Militants attacked a counter-terrorism unit in Tikrit, hoping to free imprisoned members of the insurgency. The attackers bypassed several security checks and had IDs and uniforms. They managed to kill two policemen and injured six more, but failed to achieve their target. In al-Wajehiya a parked car bomb exploded in front of a police HQ, killing one policeman and injuring 13 more.A number of other attacks also took place around the country - including Taji, Baqubah, Baghdad and Mosul.[46] al-Qaeda in Iraq, Islamic State of Iraq Symbol confirmed.svg
15 Ambush 4 7 Russia near Dattykh village, Ingushetia, Russia Madina Khadziyeva, a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry's office in Ingushetia, said that militant opened fire on an Interior Ministry convoy in mountainous forests near Dattykh village close to the border with Chechnya.[47] Caucasian Mujahadeen
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16 Raid, shootout 8 ? Russia between Novoe Gadari and Toturbiykal villages, Dagestan, Russia Russian security forces first found a tent camp with 20 militants near Endirey village and an arms cache with weapons including two Kalashnikov assault rifles, two assault rifles, several grenades, pistols, silencers, cartridges, communication equipment and a large number of car license plates. A militant group was then surrounded a few kilometres and surrounded by security forces who orders them to lay down weapons before the militants opened fire to escape, according to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee. Six militants and two security officers died in the ensuing shootout.[48] Russian security forces Symbol confirmed.svg
17 Ambush 8 15 Turkey Hakkâri Province, Cukurca, Turkey The PKK claimed responsibility for an ambush near the Iraqi border resulting in the deaths of Turkish soldiers. A spokesman for the PKK said that "our forces have carried out an ambush against the Turkish army. Several Turkish soldiers were killed in the clashes, which have been continuing for two hours until now." Turkish security services said that the rebels used bombs and automatic gunfire; while Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Turkey would "retaliate in kind." The attack also follows Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinting at a tougher military response to the PKK after Ramadan as he said "patience is running out" following an increase in fighting the previous month.[49] Reports later said that eight people had died.[50] PKK Symbol confirmed.svg
18 Assassination 1 0 Russia Ingushetia, Russia Unknown gunmen shot Savarbek Matiyev, a senior police officer in Ingushetia, at his house at 22:50. A criminal case had been lodged as a result of the attack.[51] Symbol confirmed.svg
18 Raids 14 ? Russia Makhachkala, Dagestan and Grozny, Duts-Khote village and Chishki village, Chechnya, Russia Chechen Interior Ministrt officials raided an apartment building in Grozny. The regional branch of Russia’s Investigative Committee said that "Chechen interior ministry officers blocked four members of an illegal armed band in the apartment on the first floor who showed armed resistance and were destroyed by return fire." Kavkaz Center said that civilian residents were not warned of the impending raid and some sustained injuries in the shootout. Another operation in Duts-Khote village in southern Chechnya, security forces shot and killed seven militants, according to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, including a known militant leader Mairbek Abdusalamov. Police also killed 28-year-old Iskander Timarov in the forest near Chishki village, south of Grozny, and he "resisted arrest and was killed by return fire."

In Makhachkala, the capital of neighbouring Dagestan, police killed two suspected militants after they opened fire when their car was requested to stop, according to the Interior Minister.[52]

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18 IED 24 9 Afghanistan between Obe district and Helmand, Afghanistan According to Moheyddin Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, a minibus may have hit a landmine when it exploded. At least seven of the dead were children, while the wounded were said to be in "serious condition." The Taliban denied responsibility for the explosion.[53] Symbol confirmed.svg
18 Suicide bombing 3 9 Afghanistan Gardez, Gardez province, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle after being stopped by guards from entering a US-run base used by ISAF troops and Provincial Reconstruction Teams. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the bomber was a 70-year-old man from Nuristan province. Two Afghan security guards were killed.[53] Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
18 Ambush, shooting, bombing 17 40 Israel Beer Sheva and Eilat, Israel Three attacks occurred in the south of the country. In the first attack, a bus leaving Beer Sheva central bus station with mostly soldiers headed for their hometown of Eilat for the weekend when the bus came under attack by three gunman from a white car as the bus passed through Netafim border crossing checkpoint on the border with Egypt. Army radio said that the three gunman had earlier crossed in the country from the checkpoint; hospital spokespersons also added that approximately six people had "light" injuries and another four people had "medium" injuries. Police said the second attack occurred on a military vehicle which went over a roadside bomb; though they added that they did not know the number of injuries nor their conditions. In the third attack, an anti-tank missile was said to have been launched on a private car 20 km north of the first shooting, resulting in five deaths. Some local media reports suggested mortar fire emanated from Egypt.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that while the Israeli army was assessing the security situation along the border with Egypt he vowed to "hunt down" the perpetrators of the attack and that he held Gazans responsible for the attacks, prompting expectations of a "harsh Israeli military reaction against the Gaza Strip." In turn, Ahmad Yousef of Hamas in Gaza denied responsibility for the attacks even though Hamas "praises the attack since it attacked [Israeli] soldiers and came in the right time while Israel is attacking Gaza almost every day. Since the whole political process is frozen, military escalation is the logical development."[54]

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18 Air raids ? ? Iraq Kandil and Zap, Kurdistan Autonomous Region, Iraq In retaliation for an ambush the previous day, the Turkish Air Force launched air raids in northern Iraq, where PKK rebels were believed to be hiding. The aircraft took off from a base in Diyarbakir and attacked mountainous areas. The Turkish Air Force said that the targets included anti-aircraft defences and PKK shelters in the region. Ahmed Qadir, a local government representative in Sedaka, said that "different areas along the border have been bombed by Turkish aircraft on the pretext that there are camps from the PKK." Dozdar Hamo, a PKK spokesman said that: "The border area has been bombed by Turkish planes, and the bombing is very intense. Nearby there are three Kurdish villages. We have no casualties on our side. We don't (sic) know if there are any casualties among villagers."[50] Turkish Air Force Symbol confirmed.svg
18 Tribal conflict 38-58 ? South Sudan Bier sub-county, Jonglei, South Sudan Murle tribals were suspected of attacking five villages of the Lou Nuer tribe mostly because of disputes over livestock. They allegedly burnt tukuls (huts) and, according to Kuol Manyang Juuk, the governor of Jonglei, "They have gone away with cattle. Some children were also abducted, and women. It's known that Jonglei state tribes have been fighting [among] themselves and mainly for cattle." Though Juuk said 38 people were killed, he added that further investigation could lead to an increased toll as high as 50; the United Nations, however, said that it found 58 bodies in two different locations.[55] Murle tribe
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~18 Hostage taking 0 3 Colombia between Puerto Wilches and Barrancabermeja, Santander department, Colombia Three petroleum industury workers, employed by Petroseismic, who were contracted by the state-owned Ecopetrol. Though FARC and the ELN rebels were known to be present in the area it was later found that four armed men were responsible for the kidnapping, who Santander Interior Miniter Constantino Tami said were holding the hostages for ransom payments.[56] Gangs Symbol confirmed.svg
19 Suicide bombings, shootings 9 ? Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan At least 9 people were killed in a daring assault on the British Council building in the Afghan capital of Kabul. According to security sources, at least 5 militants attacked the building, sparking an hours long siege. It appears that hostages were taken inside the compound and unconfirmed reports suggest that foreign nationals are among those killed and the death toll could still rise.[57] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
19 Drone bombing 4 ? Pakistan northwestern tribal areas, Pakistan A United States-operated drone attacked the tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan resulting in the claimed deaths of four militants.[58] United States Central Intelligence Agency Symbol confirmed.svg
19 Suicide bombing 48+ 100+ Pakistan Jamrud, Ghundai, Khyber Agency, Pakistan A suicide bomber exploded his vest in a packed mosque during Friday prayers in the month of Ramadan near border area with Afghanistan. According to eyewitness reports the building was packed with more than 300 worshipers when the explosion took place and casualties were heavy. A lot of the injured were in critical condition and the death toll was expected to rise.[58][59] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan suspected Symbol confirmed.svg
20 Interception and shooting 13 0 India Gurez district, Jammu and Kashmir, India The Indian Army said that it intercepted alleged "heavily-armed militants tried to infiltrate" crossing into the country from Pakistan. Lieutenant General JS Brar said that "There were 12 terrorists who tried to cross over in a boat...and the Kishen Ganaga River is a de facto line of control in some areas and during the gun battle six fell in the river and six others were killed on the shore. [The six who fell into the river would not have survived] the fast torrent and the depth of this river." He added that "More [fighters] will try over the next few months...but we are monitoring the area closely and we will kill them. They are desperate to infiltrate because they have not been able to infiltrate over the past few months. Their identities have not been confirmed but they are likely to foreigners, in other words, Pakistani. And though there are a couple of groups operating in the valley and we do not want to pre-empt and speculate which group they might have been involved with." (sic) One lieutenant Indian Army officer was also killed in the attack.[60] Indian Army Symbol confirmed.svg
21 Rocket 7 0 Iraq near Qalat Dizah in Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan Autonomous Region, Iraq As part of Turkey's bombing campaign against PKK rebels after 17 August, the first daylight attack resulted in the death of civilians when a rocket from a Turkish fighter plane hit a lorry Sulaimaniya mayor Hasan Abdullah said that "The rocket has badly damaged the car ... We could not recognise the bodies, their ages, their identities or even their sex." Turkey, however, did not confirm the strike.[61] Turkish Air Force Symbol confirmed.svg
25 Bicycle bomb 10 14 Pakistan Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan A bomb planted on a child's bicycle exploded in the courtyard of a hotel as people were gathered for iftar. Mohammad Hussain, a senior police officer in Nowshera, said that toll could further rise after the initial report of nine deaths increased following the death of one of the wounded victims in hospital. He added that: "The hotel was destroyed along with an adjacent hotel. Six nearby shops were badly damaged."[62] Symbol confirmed.svg
28 Police firing 1 ? Turkey Cukurca, Van province, Turkey Amidst protests by ethnic Kurds in Turkey over the bombing of Iraq in retaliations against PKK rebels, police fired tear gas on the protesters resulting in the death of Yildirim Ayhan, a provincial assembly member, after a tear gas canister hit him in the chest. Security sources confirmed that Ayhan had been hit by the canister, but also said that an autopsy was needed to determine the cause of death.[63] Turkish Armed Forces Symbol confirmed.svg

September[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator State Non-state
04 Setting fire 0 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 cars were set on fire in front of the State agency of the Ministry in Mostar, three of which are state cars and the other three from civilians which were not public persons. Two of those cars were from Education Agency staff at the Ministry of Security, while the third one was from Ombudsman for Human Rights in BiH with diplomatic number plates of Spain, since that institution is also funded by the IC.[64] Symbol confirmed.svg
13–14 Shooting/Bombing/Suicide attack 9 ? Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan Afghan forces killed all the militants who fought for almost twenty hours in a multi-storey building, and attacked US embassy.[65] Afghan Taliban Symbol confirmed.svg
14 Bombings 17 55 Iraq Hamza and Habaniya, Iraq Two incidents: A car bomb targeting a popular restaurant killed 15 people and wounded 45 in the southern Iraqi town of Hamza. Elsewhere, two Iraqi soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded when a bomb attached to a military bus exploded at an army base in Habaniya, around 85 km (50 miles) west of Baghdad.[66] Symbol confirmed.svg
23 Drive-by Shooting 4 0 Russia Makhachkala, Dagestan A drive-by shooting in Makhachkala, Dagestan, killed Mohammed Murtazaliev, who is the deputy head of the federal penitentiary service of Dagestan, as well as his daughter, nephew, and driver.[67] Symbol confirmed.svg
30 Airstrike 4+  ? Yemen Jawf, Yemen A US Drone Strike killed American-born Muslim cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, in the northeastern province of Jawf, Yemen, at approximately 9:55 am.[68] Central Intelligence Agency, Yemen Army Symbol confirmed.svg

October[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator State Non-state
4 Car Bombing 70+  ? Somalia Mogadishu, Somalia The AU force said a truck laden with drums of fuel rammed a checkpoint outside a compound housing government ministries in the K4 (Kilometer 4) area of Mogadishu, where students had gathered to register for scholarships offered by Turkey.[69] Al Shabaab Symbol confirmed.svg
23 Hostage taking 0 1 Algeria Rabouni camp, Algeria Three European aid workers, have been kidnapped in the Rabouni camp, south-western Algeria. The kidnapping has been presumably conducted by members of the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb with assistance from the Polisario Front. One of the hostages has been injured during the incident.[70][71] Polisario Front, Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb Symbol confirmed.svg

November[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator State Non-state
25 Parcel bomb 1 0 Canada Innisfail, Alberta, Canada A 23-year-old paraplegic single mother was killed after an unknown package left at her front door detonated as she tried to open it.[72][73][74] Symbol confirmed.svg

December[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator State Non-state
6 Suicide bombing 74+ ? Afghanistan Kabul, and Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan At least 70 Shiite worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at the Abul Fazal Abbas shrine in the Murad Khani district of the capital Kabul. It is believed that this attack was conducted by a Pakistani militant group with close ties to the ISI. A second attack took place in Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan, claiming at least 4 lives.[75] Lashkar-i-Jhangvi
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9 Bombing 0 1 Italy Rome, Italy Tax agency director, Marco Cuccagna was injured after a letter bomb detonated at an Equitalia office in Rome. The injuries were caused by a glass desktop that was shattered during the explosion.[76] ? Symbol confirmed.svg
12 Bombing 1 10 Nigeria Jos, Nigeria Multiple bombs were detonated at bar, resulting in the death of one person, and ten injuries.[77] ? Symbol confirmed.svg
12 Shootings 3 3 Italy Florence, Italy Gianluca Casseri, member of Casa Pound opened fire in a suburb market where many Senegalese immigrants were selling goods. He killed two of them, and two are injured for life. He finally committed suicide.[78] Gianluca Casseri Symbol confirmed.svg
13 Murder-suicide 6 125 Belgium Liège, Belgium Nordine Amrani, a French-speaking Belgian of Moroccan origin, threw grenades and fired a rifle into Saint-Lambert Square, which was full of Christmas shoppers. The perpetrator later shot himself.[79] Nordine Amrani Symbol confirmed.svg
15 Murder-suicide 4 1 Canada Claresholm, Alberta, Canada The shooter targeted his ex-girlfriend on the highway in Alberta, killing her and two of her male friends from Prince Edward Island, and injuring one other woman, before killing himself.[80] Derek Jensen Symbol confirmed.svg
16 Police shooting 11 to 50? 86 Kazakhstan Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan Police allegedly fired on a crowd of oil workers protesting.[81] Riot police Symbol confirmed.svg
22 Suicide and car bombings 63 185 Iraq Baghdad, Iraq The Interior Ministry observed 14 such blasts throughout the capital city, including al-Amil in the south and Halawi and Karrada, near the city center. Of the 14 bombs, 10 were improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and 4 car-bombs.[82] Symbol confirmed.svg

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