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.

List[edit]

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 fired into a crowded pub and several other businesses in Dizengoff Street. The attacker then took a cab and then shot the driver dead.[1][2] before he was found by counter-terrorism forces in his hometown of Ar'ara on 8 January and killed during a shootout. 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.[3] Jaish-e-Mohammed Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
Jan 7 Car bombing 60 200 Zliten, Libya Zliten truck bombing A suicide truck bomb detonated at the al-Jahfal police training camp while around 400 young policemen were being trained.[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 In West Philadelphia, a gunman shot police officer Jesse Hartnett, who was driving a marked police car. Hartnett survived and was able to shoot the attacker.[6] Edward Archer 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, 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 Attack on the al-Jawhara mall after a car bomb exploded outside. Hostages were taken by six gunmen.[8] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
Jan 11 Suicide bombing 20 Unknown Miqdadiyah, Iraq January 2016 Iraq attacks Double blast at a cafe. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle after people gathered at the scene.[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. 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.[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.[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.[14] ISIL Islamic terrorism
Jan 15 Siege 63 Unknown Eel-Adde, Somalia Battle of El Adde 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 with heavy weapons attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Hotel Splendid in the city centre, where more than 100 hostages were taken.[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) Militants attacked the neighbourhoods of Begayliya and Ayash, killing dozens in an execution-style mass murder. 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.[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. At least four of the attackers were also killed during the attack. More than 200 students were rescued from the building.[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 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.[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 close to the Nigerian border.[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.[25] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
Jan 30 Bombing 86 Unknown Dalori, Nigeria 2016 Dalori attack Boko Haram[26][27] Boko Haram insurgency
Jan 31 Bombing 60+ 110 Damascus, Syria 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings 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 a body, believed to be that of the perpetrator was found on the ground. al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Feb 8 Execution 300 0 Mosul, Iraq 2016 Mosul attack Islamic State executed over 300 police and army personnel, as well as civil activists by firing squad.[29] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Feb 11 Shooting 0 (+1) 4 Columbus, Ohio, United States 2016 Ohio restaurant machete attack Machete attack at a restaurant; the attacker was shot and killed by police at the end of a car chase. Islamic terrorist (suspected)
Feb 17 Suicide car bombing 30 61 Ankara, Turkey February 2016 Ankara bombing Attack on army buses near the central square of Kizilay, home to many ministries, army headquarters and the Turkish parliament.[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 was injured.[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. The first blast was caused by a car bomb and the second one was a result of a car bomb or a suicide bombing.[32][33] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
Feb 21 Bombing 134 (+2) 180 Sayyidah Zaynab, Syria February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings 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. The attack occurred when pupils were leaving school in the area. At least 60 shops were damaged as well as cars in the area.[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 allowing gunmen to storm the hotel and clash with the hotel guards. Government forces arrived and ended the attack.[36] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Feb 28 Bomb 78 (+2) 100+ Sadr City Baghdad, Iraq February 2016 Baghdad bombings Two bombs went off at a crowded market selling mobile phones in the mainly Shiite Muslim district.[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. 36 attackers were killed by the army.[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 police.[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.[40][41] AQIM Insurgency in the Maghreb
Mar 13 Car bombing, shooting 37 (+1) 125 Ankara, Turkey March 2016 Ankara bombing Car bombing in the Kizilay area. 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 detonated in a bus carrying government employees.[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 prayers.[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.[45] Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Mar 19 Mortar attack, shooting 13 (+5) 0 Arish, Egypt 2016 Arish attack Mortar attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula. 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 Four coordinated nail bombings: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. The fourth bomb did not go off.[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 football game in a mixed Sunni-Shiite area. The mayor of the town was among those killed.[48][49] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Mar 25 Car bombing 26 Unknown Aden, Yemen 2016 Aden car bombing Triple suicide car bomb that hit roadblocks manned by loyalist forces. Two car bombs exploded in the al-Shaab area in the west of Aden and an ambulance exploded against a checkpoint near Mansoura in the center of the city.[50] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
Mar 27 Suicide bombing 72 200 Lahore, Pakistan 2016 Lahore suicide bombing Suicide bombing that hit the main entrance of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.[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.[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 military convoy along a rural road transporting election ballots and related materials and also serving as guards for polling stations. The ambush left a total of nine government soldiers and two civilian contractors dead.[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 Explosion on board a bus.[55][56] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Apr 19 Suicide car bombing, shooting 64 (+1) 347 Kabul, Afghanistan 2016 Kabul attack Suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during morning rush hour.[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 14th century Grand Mosque.[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 attacked a group of Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in a southeastern suburb of Baghdad. A second explosion struck near a Shi'ite militia checkpoint in the Dora district.[61][62] Islamic State and Unknown Iraqi Civil War
May 1 Car bomb 2 23 Gaziantep, Turkey May 2016 Gaziantep bombing Two policemen were killed and 22 others (four being civilians) were wounded after a car bomb exploded outside police headquarters.[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 Car bomb targeting a police vehicle.[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 Militant attack on an Alawite village in Hama Governorate.[67] Around 70 other civilians, including women and children were kidnapped and taken to Al-Rastan.[67] Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham Syrian civil war
May 13 Shooting 16+ 30+ Balad, Iraq Real Madrid Fan Club massacre Real Madrid fans were killed in an attack on their clubhouse.[68] 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.[69] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
May 15 Suicide bombing 47+ (+1)[70][71] 60+ Mukalla, Yemen May 2016 Yemen police bombings Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
May 17 Suicide and car bombings, shooting 101+ 194+ Baghdad, Iraq 17 May 2016 Baghdad bombings Series of eight attacks.[72][73][74][75][76] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
May 23 Suicide bombing 45+ 60+ Aden, Yemen 23 May 2016 Yemen bombings Army recruits are killed and 60 others injured in a suicide car bomb attack.[77] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
May 23 Suicide bombing 184 (5)[78] 200 Jableh and Tartus, Syria 23 May 2016 Syrian bombings Series of car bomb and suicide attacks in government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases.[79] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
May 29 Suicide bombing 12+ (+1) ~15 Balad, Iraq Real Madrid Fan Club massacre Real Madrid fans were killed and more injured when watching the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final. 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. 6 people were killed by Afghan forces when they attempted to flee the scene. Around 20 hostages were moved to Char Dara District.[80] Taliban War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Jun 1 Suicide car bombing, hostage-taking 16 (+3)[81] 55 Mogadishu, Somalia June 2016 Mogadishu attack A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the Ambassador Hotel after which two gunmen opened fire on the hotel and took hostages before being killed by police. Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Jun 5-6 Spree shooting, shootouts 10 (+13) 37+ Aktobe, Kazakhstan 2016 Aktobe shootings Over 20 militants attacked a military facility and two firearm stores. 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.[82][83] 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 TAK Kurdish-Turkish conflict
Jun 8 Car bombing 5 30 Midyat, Turkey June 2016 Midyat car bombing 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 killing diners.[84] Both perpetrators were arrested.[85][86] 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 a prior event, 12 hostages were executed, and 42 more people were kidnapped. Four more people were also killed during the new kidnappings.[87][88][89] Taliban War in Afghanistan
Jun 12 Shooting 49 (+1) 53 Orlando, Florida, United States Orlando nightclub shooting An alleged lone-wolf gunman entered the Pulse gay nightclub. The perpetrator was shot dead by SWAT units.[90] Lone wolf/Omar Mateen 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.[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 was assassinated by a neo-Nazi constituent.[91] Thomas Mair
Jun 20 Suicide bombing 16 (+1) 9 Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul attack on Canadian Embassy Guards Afghan, Nepali, and Indian security contractors were killed when a suicide bomber detonated outside the minibus they were in.[citation needed] The people killed were security guards at the Canadian embassy.[92] Islamic State (claimed), Taliban (claimed) War in Afghanistan
Jun 25 Suicide car bombing, hostage-taking 15+ 25+ Mogadishu, Somalia June 2016 Mogadishu attacks 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.[93][94] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
Jun 28 Grenade 0 8 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2016 Movida Bar grenade attack Grenade attack on patrons at the Movida nightclub watching a UEFA European Championships match. The bombing is believed to be the first IS-related attack on Malaysia. Two people were arrested in July.[95] However, Muhammad Wanndy denied that he ordered the attack and said that the two arrested men are Islamic State supporters.[96] Islamic State
Jun 28 Suicide bombings, shooting 45 (+3) 239 Istanbul, Turkey 2016 Atatürk Airport attack Three suicide attackers opened fire and blew themselves up at Atatürk Airport. Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Jul 1 Shooting, hostage-taking 24 (+5) 50 Dhaka, Bangladesh July 2016 Dhaka attack Gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the wealthy Gulshan Thana area.[97] Islamic State Internal conflict in Bangladesh, Attacks by Islamic extremists in Bangladesh
Jul 3 Bombing 342+ (+1) 246+ Baghdad, Iraq 2016 Karrada bombing Series of coordinated bomb attacks. Early in the evening, a large car bomb exploded in the middle of a busy market.[98] 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.[99][100] 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. Two Saudi police officers were injured.[101] Two suicide bombers targeted a Shia mosque in Qatif, but failed to harm anyone but themselves.[102] A suicide bomber targeted security forces outside the Prophet's Mosque in Medina killing 4 and wounding 5 others.[103] 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 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.[104][105] 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 A 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais.[106] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jul 18 Shooting 10 (+1) 10+ Almaty, Kazakhstan 2016 shooting of Almaty police officers Attack on a police station. One of the attackers was detained.[citation needed] Ruslan Kulikbayev
Jul 18 Melee attack 0 (+1) 5 Würzburg, Germany 2016 Würzburg train attack A 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers on a train with an axe and a knife. The attacker was killed by police.[107] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Jul 18 Shooting 17 35 Nampala, Mali 2016 Nampala attack Gunmen attacked a Malian Army base close to the border with Mauritania.[108][109] 17 soldiers were killed and 35 others were wounded in the attack, which was jointly claimed by three separate groups.[110] Macina Liberation Front
AQIM
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 before committing suicide. 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.[111][112] Islamic State[113] 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, killing only himself. He had previously been denied entry to a nearby music festival.[114] 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. The assailants were killed by French Special Forces.[115][116] 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.[117][118][119] 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.[120] 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 with AK-47s and grenades.[121] National Democratic Front of Bodoland (suspected)[122] 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'. The assailant was shot and killed by a third officer.[123] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Aug 8 Shooting and suicide bombing 93+ (+1) 130+ Quetta, Pakistan August 2016 Quetta attacks Suicide bomb attack at a hospital.[124] Taliban War in North-West Pakistan
Aug 14 Melee attack 64+ to 101 Unknown Beni City, Democratic Republic of the Congo Beni massacre 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 an 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 Suicide bombing on a bus carrying opposition fighters at the entrance of Atmeh camp.[125][126] 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 hospital.[127] Attackers, natives of the Chechen Republic, were killed during the attack. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[128] ISIL Islamic terrorism in Europe
Aug 20 Suicide bombing 54+ (+1) 66 Gaziantep, Turkey August 2016 Gaziantep suicide bombing Suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding ceremony near the Syrian border. 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 Double suicide car bombing in the semi-autonomous Puntland region.[129] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Aug 24 Bombing, shooting 17+ 50+ Kabul, Afghanistan American University of Afghanistan attack Bombing and shooting at the American University of Afghanistan. Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan
Aug 29 Bombing 71+ (+1) Unknown Aden, Yemen August 2016 Aden bombing Suicide car bombing at a military facility.[130] 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 and exploded, killing the driver.[citation needed] East Turkistan Islamic Movement (suspected) Xinjiang conflict
Sep 2 Bombing 15 70 Davao City, Philippines 2016 Davao City bombing A bomb exploded at a night market.[131][132][133] 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.[134][135][136] Islamic State Syrian civil war
Sep 5 Suicide bombings 58 (+5) 109 Kabul, Afghanistan September 2016 Kabul attacks Double suicide attack in rush hour near the Ministry of Defence.[137] A third explosion caused one death.[138] 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. Most of the victims were Shi'a Muslims.[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.[139] 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 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On September 19, the perpetrator was captured in Linden, New Jersey, after a shootout with police which left three officers and the suspect wounded. Ahmad Khan Rahami (suspect) Islamic terrorism
Sep 18 Shooting 19 (+4 Attackers) 30 Uri, India 2016 Uri attack Seventeen soldiers were killed in an attack on a base in Kashmir.[140] Unknown Kashmir conflict
Oct 5 Melee attack 0 3 (+1) Brussels, Belgium 2016 stabbing of Brussels police officers Three police officers were attacked by a man wielding a machete in the Schaerbeek neighborhood. Two of them suffered stab wounds, while the third was assaulted but otherwise uninjured. Several stations and the anti-terrorism prosecution office was also evacuated due to a bomb-alert.[141] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
Oct 6 Car bombing 0 10 Istanbul, Turkey October 2016 Istanbul bombing Car bomb near a police station.[142][143] PKK (suspected) Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Oct 9 Shooting 2 (+1) 6 East Jerusalem 2016 Jerusalem shooting A Palestinian 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.[144] Palestinian lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Oct 9 Car bombing 15[145] 27 Şemdinli, Turkey 2016 Şemdinli bombing PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Oct 15 Suicide bombing, Shooting 53+ (+ at least 6) 44+ Baghdad, Iraq October 2016 Baghdad attacks Suicide bomber targeted a mourning tent.[146] 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.[147] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Oct 16 Stabbing 1 1 Hamburg, Germany 2016 Hamburg stabbing attack Islamic State[148] 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 and took between 200 and 500 cadets hostage.[149] Three of the attackers were killed and at least 60 people were killed and 120 were injured. Several hostages escaped as well.[150][151][152] Islamic State and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Sectarianism in Pakistan
Nov 4 Car bombing 11[153] 100+ Diyarbakir, Turkey November 2016 Diyarbakır bombing Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
Nov 8 Executions 300+ Unknown Mosul, Iraq Hamam al-Alil massacre Killing of civilians who 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. Taliban War in Afghanistan
Nov 12 Suicide bombing 5 (+1) 16 Bagram, Afghanistan 2016 Bagram Airfield bombing A suicide bomber exploded outside the U.S. air base.[154] Taliban War in Afghanistan
Nov 12 Suicide bombing 55 (+1) 102+ Khuzdar, Pakistan 2016 Khuzdar bombing A suicide bomber detonated in the crowded Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town, Lasbela District, Balochistan.[155][156][157][158] Islamic State Islamic terrorism
Nov 13 Bombing 1 3 (+1) Samarinda, Indonesia 2016 Samarinda church bombing Explosion outside a church.[159][160] Islamic State Islamic terrorism
Nov 24 Suicide truck bombing 125 (+1)[161] 95 Hillah, Iraq November 2016 Hillah suicide truck bombing Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
Nov 26 Car bombing 20 Unknown Mogadishu, Somalia November Mogadishu car bombing Car bomb near a market.[162][163] 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 the town, 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 student who was a Somali refugee rammed his car into a group of students at the Ohio State University. The perpetrator then stabbed several others before he was killed on the scene.[164] Abdul Razak Ali Artan Islamic terrorism
Nov 29 Shooting 7 (+3) Unknown Nagrota, India 2016 Nagrota army base attack Attack on an Indian Army base.[165] Pakistan sponsored terrorists Kashmir conflict
Dec 9 Suicide bombings 57 (+2) 177 Madagali, Nigeria Madagali suicide bombings 2 explosions.[166] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
Dec 10 Suicide bombing 50+ (+1) 70+ Aden, Yemen December 2016 Aden suicide bombings Soldiers killed.[167] Islamic State – Yemen Province Yemeni Civil War
Dec 10 Car bombing, suicide bombing 46 (+2) 155 Istanbul, Turkey December 2016 Istanbul bombings Two bombs.[168] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Dec 11 Suicide bombing 29 (+1) 50+ Mogadishu, Somalia December 2016 Mogadishu suicide bombing Suicide bombing on a police station near the port.[169] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
Dec 11 Suicide bombing 27 (+1) 47 Cairo, Egypt Botroseya Church bombing Explosion in a Coptic cathedral.[170][171] 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.[172] 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 soldiers aboard a bus.[173] Kurdistan Freedom Falcons Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Dec 18 Suicide bombing 52+ (+1) 63 Aden, Yemen December 2016 Aden suicide bombings Soldiers collecting their salaries at a base were killed when a suicide bomber detonated.[174] 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 then took shelter in Kerak Castle.[175] 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 the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Three bystanders were also injured.[176] According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabea, the Army of Conquest claimed responsibility for the assassination.[177] 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 A truck ploughed into a Christmas market.[178][179][180] The perpetrator was found by police in Milan, Italy four days later and was killed in a shootout with police. One officer was wounded.[181] 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 hijacked by individuals with explosives. The plane landed in Malta. The hijackers were pro-Gaddafi militants who demanded recognition of their group.[182] Brigade 93 Second Libyan Civil War
Dec 28 Bombings 0 33 Hilongos, Philippines 2016 Hilongos bombings Two bombs at an amateur boxing match.[183] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (suspected) Moro conflict
Dec 31 Suicide bombing, bombing 25 (+1)[184] 50 Baghdad, Iraq December 2016 Baghdad bombings Islamic State Iraqi Civil War

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