List of terrorist incidents in April 2017

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This is a timeline of terrorist attacks which took place in April 2017, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political, religious, or ideological motives.

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 are victims.
  • 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.
  • Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occur in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.
  • In addition to the guidelines above, the table also includes the following categories:
  0 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  1–19 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  20–49 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  50–99 people were killed/injured by the incident.
  100+ people were killed/injured by the incident.


Total Incidents: 12

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
3 Suicide bombing 15 (+1) 64 St Petersburg, Russia 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro bombing: A suicide bombing occurred on the St Petersburg Metro, on the day Vladimir Putin was due to visit the city. 16 people[1] were killed in the attack, including the suicide bomber. 64 others were also injured. Russian media has reported that he travelled to Syria in 2014 and trained with militants. Imam Shamil Battalion, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][3][4][5][6] Imam Shamil Battalion Islamic terrorism in Europe
5 Suicide bombing 8 (+1) 19 Lahore, Pakistan April 2017 Lahore suicide bombing: A suicide bomber kills at least 8 people including 4 soldiers and another 19 people near a Pakistan Army vehicle taking part in the census in the city of Lahore. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility.[7] Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
5 Shooting, Suicide bombings 35 40 Tikrit, Iraq 2017 Tikrit attacks: Insurgents kills at least 35 people, including 14 security forces. The attack occurred in Tikrit and was claimed by Islamic State.[8] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
7 Vehicular attack 5 14 Stockholm, Sweden 2017 Stockholm attack: Five persons[9] were killed when a truck driven by an Uzbek man steered into a pedestrian shopping street and a department store. 14 others were wounded. The police and the Government are treating it as a terrorist attack. The truck was hijacked just moments before the attack.[10] The man admitted that he was inspired by Islamic State.[11] Rakhmat Akilov Islamic terrorism in Europe
7 Stabbing 1 1+ Queanbeyan, Australia Two teenage boys, inspired by Islamic State, attacked a service station, resulting in the death of a 29-year-old man who worked at the service station. Several hours later, at 6.20am, another man was stabbed in Queanbeyan.[12] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Australia
9 Suicide bombing 30 (+1) 70 Tanta, Egypt Palm Sunday church bombings: 30 people were killed and at least 70 were injured in an explosion in a Coptic Church in Tanta, Egypt. Initial investigations show the terrorist blew himself up during the church's Palm Sunday services, causing mass destruction at the scene. Near a police station, there was also an attack.[13] Islamic State Insurgency in Egypt
9 Suicide bombing 17 (+1) 66 Alexandria, Egypt Palm Sunday church bombings: A suicide bomber has detonated an explosion outside Saint Mark’s Church in Alexandria’s Manshyia district. 16 persons were killed and 66 others were injured. There was also an explosion in Chouhada Street in Alexandria.[13] Islamic State Insurgency in Egypt
14 Stabbing 1 2 Jerusalem, Israel 2017 Jerusalem Light Rail stabbing: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed a British student in the Jerusalem Light Rail near to the Tzahal square and killed her.[14] Palestinian Nationalist Israeli–Palestinian conflict
15 Suicide car bombing 126 100+ Aleppo, Syria 2017 Aleppo suicide car bombing: A strong explosion occurred in a district of Aleppo. According to provisional data, a motor bomb had exploded. The blast killed more than 126 people.[15] Unknown Syrian Civil War
20 Shooting 1 (+1) 3 Paris, France 2017 shooting of Paris police officers: One police officer was killed, two other and a women injured in a shooting in the Champs-Élysées area of Paris. One of the two gunmen was killed in the attack. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[16] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
21 Shooting 256 (+10) 160+ Balkh Province, Afghanistan 2017 Camp Shaheen attack: Attack of military base by Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan killed 250 Afghan soldiers. More than 160 were also injured.[17] Taliban War in Afghanistan
24 Ambush 25 (+3-4) 7 Sukma, India 2017 Sukma attack: Suspected Maoist rebels ambushed a group of Central Reserve Police Force officers who were guarding road workers in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. At least 25 CRPF soldiers were killed and 7 others were critically injured in the attack, which was one of the deadliest in recent years. Maoists killed 11 soldiers in a similar ambush in the same district at the beginning of March.[18][19] CPI (suspected) Naxalite–Maoist insurgency


  1. ^ "Opferzahl nach Anschlag auf Sankt Petersburger U-Bahn wächst auf 15". RT (in German). Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  2. ^ "Alleged AQ-Linked Group Claims St. Petersburg Metro Bombing". SITE Intelligence Group. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  3. ^ ""Интерфакс": теракт в Петербурге совершил смертник, его личность установлена". (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  4. ^ "St. Petersburg metro explosion: 10 dead in Russia blasts". CNN. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  5. ^ "В петербургской больнице скончались двое пострадавших при взрыве в метро". (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  6. ^ "Death toll from St. Petersburg metro terrorist attack rises to 15". TASS.
  7. ^ "5 armed forces personnel slain in Lahore blast targeting census team - Pakistan". Dawn.Com. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  8. ^ "Islamic State kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit: security sources, medics". Reuters. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  9. ^ Nilsson, Christoffer (2017-04-28). "Kvinna död på sjukhus efter terrordådet i Stockholm" [Woman died in hospital after the terror attack in Stockholm]. Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  10. ^ Patient, Douglas (2017-04-08). "Stockholm terror attack: Man ARRESTED after four die in truck rampage". Daily Star. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  11. ^ "Den gripna har visat sympatier med IS". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  12. ^ "Stab attack: IS 'written in blood'". The Weekend Australia. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  13. ^ a b Gaballa, Arwa (2017-04-10). "Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  14. ^ i24NEWS. "Attaque au couteau à Jérusalem: une victime succombe à ses blessures". i24NEWS (in French). Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  15. ^ "Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126: Observatory". Reuters. 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  16. ^ "Two policemen 'injured in Paris shooting'". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "Govt 'Covering Up' Actual Death Toll in Army Base Attack". Tolo News (in German). 2017-04-26.
  18. ^ "Suspected Maoist rebels kill 24 troops in Chhattisgarh". Al Jazeera English. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  19. ^ "25 Police Officers in India Killed in Attack by Maoist Rebels". The New York Times. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-04-24.

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