List of terrorist incidents in 2017

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This is a list of terrorist incidents which took place in 2017, including attacks by violent non-state actors, split up by month. Note that terrorism related to drug wars and cartel violence is not included in these lists.

2017 terrorist incidents with 100+ deaths[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
March 8 Suicide bombing, shootings 100+ 63+ Kabul, Afghanistan March 2017 Kabul attack: The Sardar Daud Khan Military Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, was attacked by a group of gunmen, some of them dressed in white hospital robes. Islamic State War in Afghanistan
March 11, March 15 Bombings 114 150+ Damascus, Syria March 2017 Damascus bombings: Three terrorist attacks occurred in the city of Damascus. At least 114 persons were killed in the bombings. Tahrir al-Sham, Islamic State Syrian Civil War
April 15 Suicide car bombing 126+ 55+ Aleppo, Syria 2017 Aleppo suicide car bombing: In a district of Aleppo a strong explosion occurred. According to provisional data, a motor bomb exploded. The blast killed at least 126 people, including more than 60 children.[1][2] Tahrir al-Sham (suspected) Syrian Civil War
April 21 Shooting 140-256 (+10) 160+ Balkh Province, Afghanistan 2017 Camp Shaheen attack: Attack of military base by Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan killed 256 Afghan soldiers. More than 160 were also injured.[3] Taliban War in Afghanistan
May 20 Shooting 141+ 100+ Wadi al Shatii District, Libya Brak El-Shati airbase raid: At least 141 soldiers and civilians were killed in an attack in Southern Libya.[4] Misrata militants (suspected) Second Libyan Civil War
May 31 Car Bombing 150+ 413+ Kabul, Afghanistan May 2017 Kabul attack: A car bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter killed at least 150 persons and wounded 413 others.[5][6] Islamic Jihad Union (suspected) War in Afghanistan
October 14 Suicide truck bombing 587 316 Mogadishu, Somalia 14 October 2017 Mogadishu bombings: At least 587 people were killed and 316 wounded in a suicide truck bombing in Mogadishu.[7] Al-Shabaab (suspected) Somali Civil War (2009–present)
November 4 Suicide car bombing 100+ 140 Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria At least 100 civilians were killed and 140 others were wounded in an ISIS car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria.[8][better source needed] Islamic State[citation needed] Syrian Civil War
November 24 Bombing, Shootings 311 122+ Bir al-Abed, Egypt 2017 Sinai attack: According to security sources, attackers placed explosives around the mosque and set them off as worshipers left after Friday prayers. Then they shot at the survivors with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.[9] Islamic State (suspected) Sinai insurgency


  1. ^ "Suicide car bombing kills at least 100 people in Syria". The Washington Post. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126: Observatory". Reuters. 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  3. ^ "Taliban-Angriff in Afghanistan fordert mehr als 140 Menschen zum Opfer". RTlanguage=de. 2017-04-22.
  4. ^ "More than 100 killed in attack on southern Libya airbase – France 24". 20 May 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  5. ^ Abed, Mujib Mashal, Fahim; Sukhanyar, Jawad (31 May 2017). "Deadly Bombing in Kabul Is One of the Afghan War's Worst Strikes". Retrieved 17 August 2017 – via
  6. ^ "Death Toll After Blast Rises To At Least 100 And Could Increase – TOLOnews". Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Zoobe Bombing Claimed 655 Lives Latest Figures Show". Radio Dalsan. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  8. ^ "At least 100 people killed in explosion in Deir Ez-Zor, Syria". Trend.Az. 2017-11-05. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  9. ^ "Ägypten, Sinai-Halbinsel: Anschlag auf Moschee, Tote und Verletzte". (in German). Retrieved 2018-01-27.