List of terrorist incidents in 2005

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Total Incidents: This is a timeline of incidents in 2005 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
07 Explosion, Shooting 1 0 Thailand Explosion at a railroad crossing – no casualties. One Buddhist shot dead in southern Thailand.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency
13 Car bombing, shooting 6 (+3) 5 Karni crossing, Israel Karni border crossing attack: Three Palestinian militants destroyed the border fence at Karni crossing with a car bomb and then they crossed into Israeli territory and opened fire on civilians Hamas
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
Popular Resistance Committees
Second Intifada
15 Raid, shootout 4 (+6) Dagestan, Russia January 2005 Dagestan Raids: Russian security forces raid two Islamist safehouses in Makhachkala and Kaspiysk in Dagestan, 4 Russian commandos died in the raids as did six militants. Shariat Jamaat Second Chechen War
16 Bombing 1 50+ Southern Thailand One person dead, over 50 others injured in an explosion in a commercial area in southern Thailand.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
1 Car bomb 3 27 Gori, Georgia, The February 1 explosion left three policemen dead and some 27 police and civilian bystanders injured in Gori, Georgia. A blue Lada sedan, left parked under the office window of regional police building, was used as the explosive device. The explosion has been classed as a terrorist act under Article 323 of Georgia's criminal code South Ossetian separatists Georgian–Ossetian conflict
14 Bombing 22 Beirut, Lebanon Assassination of Rafic Hariri: Former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri and 21 others after a massive bomb detonated near his motorcade. Hezbollah (suspected)
16 Kidnapping 1 0 Asunción, Paraguay Cecilia Cubas, 32, was abducted by gunmen two blocks from her home in Asunción on September 21, 2004, sparking a massive search by security forces who hoped to rescue her alive, was found dead on February 16, 2005, underneath a house near Asunción, nearly five months after she was kidnapped. Cubas was the third kidnapping victim officially recognized in a decade in Paraguay. Partido Patria Libre militants
17 Car bomb 7 40 Thailand Seven people dead, 40 injured by a car bomb outside a hotel in southern Thailand.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency
22 Car bomb 0 2 Cali, Colombia A car bomb explodes in front of the offices of RCN TV, injuring two.[2] FARC (suspected) Colombian conflict
25 Suicide bomber 5 (+1) 50+ Tel Aviv, Israel Stage Club bombing: A suicide bomber in Tel Aviv kills five Israelis and undermines a weeks-old truce between the two sides.[3] Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
28 Suicide car bombing 127 (+1) Hundreds Hillah, Iraq 2005 Al Hillah bombing: Suicide car bombing of a police recruiting station in Hillah Islamist insurgents Iraq War


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
06 Shooting 1 0 Thailand A Buddhist monk was killed by gunmen in southern Thailand.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency
07 Shooting 2 (+3) 0 Thailand Two policemen and three unknown attackers were killed in a shootout with five gunmen disguised as veiled Muslim women at a police station in southern Thailand.[1] Unknown South Thailand insurgency
15 Bomb 1 3 Thailand One policeman was killed, three injured by bomb in southern Thailand.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency
19 Bomb 0 15 Thailand 15 people, ten of them policemen, injured in two explosions. One of the bombs was detonated via a cellphone.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency
26 Shooting 1 2 Thailand One Buddhist dead, two injured, in two attacks by gunmen in southern Thailand.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency
27 Bomb, Shooting 0 20+ Thailand Two bombs used to stop an armored train patrolling in southern Thailand, terrorists then fired on the policemen on the train. Approximately 20 policemen and some other passengers were wounded.[1] Pattani separatists South Thailand insurgency


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
03 Bomb 2-5 66 Thailand 2005 Songkhla bombings: Two people killed (possibly five), 54 injured, by three explosions in Hat Yai -one at the airport, one at a hotel, and another at a department store.[1] PULO South Thailand insurgency
07 Suicide Bomber 3 (+1) 18 Cairo, Egypt April 2005 Cairo terrorist attacks: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on Sharia al-Moski in Islamic Cairo. Three foreign tourists (two French and one American) were killed, and 11 Egyptians and seven other overseas visitors were injured. Abdullah Azzam Brigades
30 Suicide bombing, shooting 0 (+3) 10 Cairo, Egypt April 2005 Cairo terrorist attacks: A man suspected of being involved in the 7 April attack in Cairo committed a suicide bombing at a bus station while being pursued by police, injuring seven people. A few hours later, two women opened fire on a tourist bus, injuring three people before they committed suicide. Abdullah Azzam Brigades


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
04 Suicide bombing 60 150 Erbil, Iraq 2005 Erbil bombing: A suicide bomber detonated near a police recruitment center in the mostly Kurdish town of Erbil. Ansar al-Sunna Iraq War
07 Suicide bomber 2 (+1) 5 Kabul, Afghanistan A suicide bomber attacks an Internet cafe at a guesthouse in Kabul, killing a UN engineer and an Afghan national and injuring five others.[4] Taliban War in Afghanistan
07 Bombings 11 162 Yangon, Myanmar May 2005 Yangon Bombings: Two supermarkets are bombed nearly simultaneously. Karen National Union (suspected) Internal conflict in Myanmar
28 Bombings 22 90 Sulawesi, Indonesia 2005 Tentena market bombings: Two bombs were detonated at an open air market frequented by Christians. Jemaah Islamiyah


Total Incidents: 0


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
01 Bomb 11 25 Makhachkala, Russia Makhachkala Rus bombing: Blast in Makhachkala killed 10 soldier and wounded 7.[5] Shariat Jamaat Second Chechen War
05 Shooting, grenade 1 (+5) 3 Ayodhya, India 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack: Five terrorists attacked the Ram temple in Ayodhya before being killed by security forces. Lashkar-e-Taiba Ayodhya dispute
06 Bombing 38-53 71 Badarmude, Nepal Badarmude bus explosion: A bomb was detonated near a bus while is passing across a bridge, causing the bridge collapse. Communist Party of Nepal (suspected) Nepalese Civil War
07 Suicide bombing 52 (+4) 700+ London, United Kingdom 7 July 2005 London bombings: Four suicide bombers detonated bombs that were hidden in back packs, killing 52 people and injuring 700. Three were in tube trains and one on a number 30 bus, the incident happened a day after London was announced to be host of the 2012 Olympic Games. Islamists
12 Suicide bombing 5 (+1) 90+ Netanya, Israel 12 July 2005 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing: Islamic Jihad takes responsibility for a suicide bombing in Netanya, which kills five people at a shopping mall.[6] Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
16 Bombing 5 14 Kuşadası, Turkey 2005 Kuşadası minibus bombing: A bomb exploded on a minibus carrying people to a beach PKK (suspected) Kurdish–Turkish conflict
16 Suicide bombing 100 150 Musayyib, Iraq 2005 Musayyib bombing: A suicide bomber detonates in a crowded market. A gas truck was passing as the bomber detonated, which made the event even more disastrous. Islamist insurgents Iraq War
21 Bombings 0 1 London, United Kingdom 21 July 2005 London bombings: Four small explosions at three London Underground stations and on a bus, but only detonators of the bombs exploded and no major injuries occurred. A fifth bomber dumped his device without attempting to detonate. The attackers were attempting to recreate the successful bombings on London public transportation that occurred two weeks earlier. Islamists
23 Bombings 64-88 150 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh bombings: A market and two hotels frequented by foreigners are bombed in Sharm el-Sheikh. The Egyptian government claimed 64 people were killed but local hospitals reported 88 deaths. Abdullah Azzam Brigades
28 Bombing 13 50 Jaunpur, India 2005 Jaunpur train bombing: An express train en route to Delhi is bombed near Jaunpur. The perpetrators were never caught but Islamic extremists are strongly suspected. Islamic extremists (suspected)


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
15 Shooting 2 0 Sri Lanka Lakshman Kadirgamar, the foreign minister of Sri Lanka and an ethnic Tamil was shot by an alleged LTTE sniper.[7] LTTE Sri Lankan Civil War
17 Bombings 2 100+ Across Bangladesh 2005 Bangladesh series bombings: Over 500 bombs exploded in over 300 cities and towns across 63 of Bangladesh's 64 districts. Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
Internal conflict in Bangladesh
17 Car bombings 43 76 Baghdad, Iraq 17 August 2005 Baghdad bombings: Two car bombs detonated at a busy bus station in Baghdad. A third bomb detonated on a road that was being used to transport victims of the first blasts to the hospital Islamist insurgents Iraq War


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
14 Suicide bombings 160 570 Baghdad, Iraq 14 September 2005 Baghdad bombings: More than a dozen bombs rip through Baghdad. The deadliest blast occurred in the mostly Shia district of Kadhimiya and targeted a crowd of laborers looking for work. Al-Qaeda in Iraq Iraq War
29 Car bombings 95 100+ Balad, Iraq, Iraq 2005 Balad bombings: Three near simultaneous car bombs explode at a market and outside a police station and a bank Islamist insurgents Iraq War


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
01 Bomb 0 (+1) 0 United States 2005 University of Oklahoma bombing: Joel Henry Hinrichs III detonated a bomb near the packed football stadium at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma killing himself in the process.[8] Joel Henry Hinrichs III
01 Suicide car bombings 20 (+3) 100 Bali, Indonesia 2005 Bali bombings: Three suicide car bombings target a resort and Kuta town square in Bali, places popular with western tourists. Jemaah Islamiyah
07 Shooting 8 20 Mong, Pakistan 2005 Mong shootings: Three unknown men opened fire on a Ahmadiyya mosque. Unknown
13/14 Raid 49 (+89) 115+ Nalchik, Russia 2005 Nalchik raid: Several hundred militants belonging to the Caucasian Front and Yarmuk Jamaat attack several targets across Nalchik, including several government buildings, several police stations and the city's airport. In total, 142 people were killed in the attacks including at least 35 members of Russian security forces, at least 14 civilians and at least 89 militants. Caucasian Front
Yarmuk Jamaat
Second Chechen War
24 Car bomb 20+ Baghdad, Iraq Multiple car bombs explode outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, killing at least 20. It is thought that the attacks were targeting journalists inside the Palestine Hotel and the Sheraton Ishtar.[9] Islamist insurgents Iraq War
26 Suicide bomber 7 (+1) 55 Hadera, Israel Hadera Market bombing: A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates a bomb near a falafel stand in Hadera that kills himself and six others. Twenty-six people were also wounded.[10] Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
29 Assault 3 1 Poso, Indonesia 2005 Indonesian beheadings of Christian girls: In Poso, Central Sulawesi, four Christian schoolgirls aged 15 to 17 years on their way home from school were assaulted by six masked Muslim men who beheaded three of them, Theresia Morangke, Alfita Poliwo, and Yarni Sambue, with machetes and placed their severed heads in front of a church and a police station. The fourth girl, Noviana Malewa, survived but suffered serious machete wounds. The terrorists belong to the group Tanah Runtuh whose leader Hasanuddin confessed at his trial that the well-planned assault was inspired and financed by Guru Sanusi, a former Muslim rebel (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) from Mindanao.[11][12] Central Jakarta District Court sentenced two of the killers to 14 years in prison and mastermind Hasanuddin to 20 years.[13] Islamists
29 Bombings 62 210 Delhi, India 2005 Delhi bombings: Two markets and a bus are bombed in a span of about 30 minutes in Delhi. Lashkar-e-Taiba


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
09 Suicide bombings 60 (+3) 115+ Amman, Jordan 2005 Amman bombings: Three suicide bombings targeting hotels frequented by foreign diplomats. Al-Qaeda in Iraq
14 Suicide bombing 9 (+2) Kabul, Afghanistan Twin suicide attacks in Kabul target NATO-led peacekeepers, killing a German soldier and eight Afghans and marking the first attack in a wave of suicide bombings that will continue into 2006.[4] Taliban War in Afghanistan
18 Suicide car bombings 74+ (+2) 100+ Khanaqin, Iraq 2005 Khanaqin bombings: Two suicide car bombers detonate at two Shia mosques in the town of Khanaqin near Iranian border. Islamist insurgents Iraq War


Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrators Part of
05 Suicide bombing 5 (+1) 40+ Netanya, Israel 5 December 2005 HaSharon Mall suicide bombing: A suicide bomb attack kills at least five people in Netanya in north-western Israel.[14] Islamic Jihad Second Intifada
11 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 3 Afghanistan A suicide bomb attack injures three civilians in the southern Kandahar Province.[4] Taliban War in Afghanistan
14 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 0 Afghanistan A suicide attack rocks the famous blue mosque of Afghanistan's northern Balkh Province but did not cause serious injuries.[4] Taliban War in Afghanistan
20 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 3 Afghanistan A suicide bomber detonates in the western Herat Province, injuring three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers.[4] Taliban War in Afghanistan
28 Shooting 1 4 Bangalore, India 2005 Indian Institute of Science shooting: Two men stormed the Indian Institute of Science and opened fire, killing Munish Chander Puri, the Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at IIT Delhi and wounding four others. The perpetrators were never caught but are strongly suspected to be Islamic extremists. Islamic extremists (suspected)
31 Bombing 8 53 Palu, Indonesia 2005 Palu market bombing: A butcher's shop that was frequented by Christians and sold non-Halal food was bombed. Jemaah Islamiyah

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j B. Raman: Terrorism in Thailand: Tech & Tactics Savvy, Observer Research Foundation, May 4, 2005
  2. ^ CPJ News: "CPJ News Alert 2005", February 22, 2005
  3. ^ " – Syria-based Islamic Jihad claims role for Tel Aviv bombing". Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e
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  6. ^ Netanya bombing death toll rises to 5 – published in Ynet on July 14, 2005
  7. ^ "EU 'actively considering' Tiger ban". BBC Sinhala. May 19, 2006.
  8. ^ Wikipedia: 2005 University of Oklahoma Bombing, October 1, 2005
  9. ^ Fox News: Journalists' Hotel Attacked in Iraq, October 24, 2005
  10. ^ Reuters: Suicide bomber kills five in market attack, October 27, 2005
  11. ^ AsiaNews: Men involved in the decapitation of three Christian schoolgirls go on trial in Jakarta, November 15, 2006
  12. ^ The Guardian: Machete killings fuel Indonesia's religious hatred, November 20, 2005
  13. ^ Lenient sentence for those who beheaded three Christian girls, March 21, 2007
  14. ^ Five Israelis killed in mall suicide bombing – published on The Daily Telegraph on December 6, 2005