List of terrorist incidents in August 2016

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This is a timeline of terrorist incidents which took place in August 2016, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives.

List guidelines[edit]

  • Casualty 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) indicates 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 more than that number of people are victims.
  • If casualty figures are 20 or more, they are shown in bold. Figures for casualties more than 50 are also underlined.
  • Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occurred in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.


Total incidents: 139

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Truck bombing, shooting 1 (+3) 4 Kabul, Afghanistan August 2016 Kabul attack: A massive truck bomb exploded outside a hotel popular with foreigners in Kabul at around 1:30 a.m. local time. The blast was heard throughout the city and much of the city had lost power shortly before the blast. Four gunmen tried to storm the hotel but engaged in a shootout with security forces killing one person and injuring four. Three of the four attackers also died. The Taliban claimed responsibility.[1][2] Taliban War in Afghanistan
1 Truck bombing 6 4 Bingöl, Turkey A truck exploded near police cars. Seven policeman were killed and two others injured.[3][4] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
1 Bombing, shooting 4+ 13 Baghdad, Iraq 1. A bomb blast at Jafri Naddaf area, south-east of Baghdad killed at least two persons and injured four others.[5] 2. An IED explosion earlier in the day at northeast of Baghdad killed at least one person and injured seven others.[6] 3. A soldier was killed and two others injured in a sniper attack at an army checkpoint in Tarmiya in northern Baghdad.[7] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
1 Shelling 4 3 Samtah, Saudi Arabia Militants shelled a town in the Jizan Region from across the border with Yemen killing four civilians and injuring three.[8] Unknown Yemeni Civil War
1 Attack Unknown (+7) 4 Ramadi, Iraq A terrorist attack by ISIS was foiled by the Popular Mobilization Forces with 7 assailants being killed. Four people were injured and vehicles were destroyed.[9] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
1 Shootdown 5 0 Aleppo, Syria A Russian Mi-8 medical transport helicopter was shot down, with all 5 people on board being killed.[10] Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (suspected) Syrian Civil War
1 Shelling 31+ (+20) Unknown Aleppo, Syria Shelling by the so-called Islamic State killed at least 31 people, likely more. In retaliation, at least 20 rebels were killed.[11] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
2 Shooting 3 0 Baghdad, Iraq Unidentified gunmen stormed a house in the Baghdad suburb of Hayy al-Nasr, killing three women inside.[12] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
2 Shooting 0 1 Mazamari, Peru The Joint Command of the Armed Forces reported that yesterday at 11 pm suspected terrorists attacked a military base in the mazamari district, in the Valley of the Apurimac River, Ene and Mantaro (abbreviated commonly VRAEM), leaving the balance of a wounded soldier.[13] Unknown Internal Conflict in Peru
2 Suicide car bombings 6 (+2) 12 Habilayn, Yemen Two suicide car bombings killed 6 soldiers between a military base.[14] Unknown Yemeni Civil War
2 Car bombing 23+ to 28 20-70 Benghazi, Libya 22 people were killed by a car bomb that targeted security forces in a residential area of Benghazi. Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries claimed responsibility.[15][16][17] Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries Libyan Civil War
2 Bombings 0 4 Songkhla, Thailand Four border policemen and a civilian were injured in a double bombing attack in Saba Yoi District in Songkhla yesterday morning.[18] Unknown South Thailand insurgency
2 Bombing 0 2 Khok Pho, Thailand Two village defence volunteers suffered minor injuries when a bomb exploded in front of a school in Khok Pho District in Pattani Province the same day.[18] Unknown South Thailand insurgency
2 Shooting 5 0 Kaduna, Nigeria Five villagers were killed in an attack by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna.[19] Fulani herdsmen Communal conflicts in Nigeria
3 Shooting 2 0 Manbij, Syria Killed two fighters YPG volunteers, a British and Slovenian, in a clash against isis in the Syrian town of manbij (northwest).[20] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
3 Shooting 0 Unknown Itauguá, Paraguay Gunmen attacked and attempted to burn the house of a woman whom they accused of dating a militant wanted for being a member of the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP). It happened during the early hours of Wednesday in the city of Itauguá.[21] Paraguayan People's Army Paraguayan People's Army insurgency
3 Shelling 7+ to 15+ 25-33 Aleppo, Syria At least 7 people were killed and 25 injured after toxic shelling of civilian areas.[22] Terrorist rebel groups Syrian Civil War
3 Bombings 1+ (+dozens) 6 Baghdad, Iraq An IED bombing killed at least one member of Popular Mobilization Forces and injured 6.[23] Dozens of terrorists were also killed and structures were destroyed.[24] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
4 Rocket attack 10 (+?) 5 (+?) Herat, Afghanistan Two buses carrying foreign tourists—including eight Britons, two Americans, and a German—were attacked by Taliban gunmen near Herat, Afghanistan. Ten tourists were killed and four others wounded, as well as the driver. The attackers were eventually driven back by Afghan soldiers.[25] Taliban War in Afghanistan
4 Car suicide bombing 1 3 Baqubah, Iraq A bomb blast north of Baqubah killed one Popular Mobilization Forces member and injured three others.[26] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
4 Execution and other attack 12 (+5) 0 (+6) Kirkuk, Iraq Islamic State executed 12 people whom they accused of fleeing Hawija District in Kirkuk.[27] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
4 Shooting 1 1 Baghdad, Iraq 1 person was killed and 1 injured during an armed robbery.[28] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
4 Shelling 30+ (+50) Unknown (+10) Aleppo, Syria At least 30 civilians were killed by shelling.[29] In retaliation, 50 rebels were killed and 10 injured. Islamic rebels Syrian Civil War
4 Execuction 1 0 Istanbul, Turkey A homosexual Syrian man was beheaded by an Islamic terror group in a series of similar murders.[30] Islamic State (suspected) Turkey–ISIL conflict
5 Kidnapping 0 1 kidnapping Arboletes, Colombia The Seventh Army Division confirmed that the organized armed group Clan Gulf freed Cristofer professional soldier Rodriguez Cardozo, who had been abducted 18 hours earlier in Arboletes, Antioquia. Later, a member of the "Clan Gulf" group was detained in a military operation.[31] Clan Gulf Colombian conflict
5 Shooting, shelling 2 6 Şemdinli, Turkey Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a PKK ambush in the Şemdinli department of Hakkari Province. Another six soldiers were wounded in the ensuing firefight.[32] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
5 Shooting 0 2 Monkayo, Philippines At least two soldiers were wounded during a clash between government troops and suspected New People's Army rebels in Monkayo, in the Compostela Valley.[33] NPA (Suspected) CPP–NPA–NDF rebellion
5 Shooting, bombing 14 15 Kokrajhar, India 2016 Kokrajhar shooting: six terrorists, suspected to be Bodo militants, attacked the Balajan Tinali market area in the city of Kokrajhar in Assam with AK-47s and grenades, killing 14 and injuring 15.[34] National Democratic Front of Bodoland (suspected)[35] Assam separatist movements
6 Bombing 0 3+ Luhansk, Ukraine Igor Plotnitsky, head of the Luhansk People's Republic, was injured by a powerful explosion that occurred near his car. The rebel leader was admitted to a local hospital, along with several others injured in the explosion. A senior rebel later told the Interfax news agency that the explosion was a terrorist act, but did not accuse any group or individual.[36][37] Unknown War in Donbass
6 Melee attack 0 (+1) 2 Charleroi, Belgium 2016 Charleroi attack: Two policewomen were attacked by man wielding a machete and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar' in the Belgian city of Charleroi. The assailant was shot and killed by a third officer.[38] Islamic State Wave of Terror in Europe
6 Shooting, kidnapping, execution 100+ Unknown injured, over 3000 kidnapped Hawija, Iraq At least 85 people were killed and hundreds kidnaped and held hostage after a massacre carried out by the Islamic State.[39] ISIS also kidnapped over 3000 more people and executed 15 in the same city, before the event listed first.[40] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
7 Shooting 0 (+3) 0 Apure State, Venezuela Three members of the Colombian guerrillas of the ELN (National Liberation Army) killed in a clash with the army of Venezuela. According to Colombian authorities, the confrontation occurred on Friday when guerrillas crossed the border between the municipality of Saravena, in the Colombian department of Arauca, and the town of El Nula, in the Venezuelan state of Apure.[41] National Liberation Army Colombian conflict
7 Shooting 2 0 Kadi Khel Dara, Pakistan A woman and her daughter were killed in a drive-by shooting in the Upper Dir region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The woman allegedly married without her family's permission, a perceived break of Islamic Law.[42] Unknown Islamists
7 Shelling Unknown Unknown Baidoa, Somalia Suspected al-Shabaab militants launched mortar fire against densely populated residential areas of Baidoa. No casualties were reported.[43] Al Shabaab (suspected) War in Somalia
7 Land mine 1 4 Aguelhoc, Kidal, Mali At least one member of the mission of the United Nations in Mali (MINUSMA) died and four more were wounded (all of Chadian nationality) in the explosion of a land mine in the Kidal region of northern Mali.[44] Unknown Northern Mali Conflict
7 Burning 8 0 Bakara, Iraq Islamic State burned eight people alive in western Kirkuk province, allegedly for trying to escape.[45] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
7 Shooting 1 4 Akmeşe, Turkey A gunfight between militants of the PKK and Turkish soldiers in the rural village of Akmeşe near the city of Siirt left one soldier dead and four wounded.[46] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
7 Bombing 11 7 Ajhala, Iraq A series of suicide bombings killed 11 Iraqis and injured 7 more.[47] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
7 Car bombing 10 (+1) Unknown Lahech, Yemen At least ten soldiers loyal to Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi were killed in a suicide car bombing in the southern region of Yafa.[48] AQAP Yemeni Civil War
8 Clash 10 9 Cabinda, Angola At least 10 soldiers were killed and nine wounded in recent fighting between the government and the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda.[49] FLEC Cabinda War
8 Shooting 14+ Unknown Kibirizi Democratic Republic of Congo At least 14 civilians were killed when Mai Mai militants attacked a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The militants were eventually driven off by government forces.[50][51] Mai Mai and Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda blamed. Kivu conflict
8 Shooting and suicide bombing 93+ (+1) 130+ Quetta, Pakistan August 2016 Quetta attacks: A suicide bomb attack killed at least 93 people and wounded dozen others[52] at a hospital in Quetta in southwest Pakistan, and injured around 120 more.[53] Taliban War in North-West Pakistan
9 Assassination 1 0 Belfast Northern Ireland Northern Irish Police (PSNI) arrested a man suspected of being involved with the assassination of John Boreland Protestant paramilitary leader, shot dead in north Belfast last Sunday. Boreland, 46, was one of the leaders of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)[54] Ulster Volunteer Force Dissident Irish Republican campaign
9 Clash 0 (4) Unknown Sulu, Philippines Four Abu Sayyaf militants died in a battle with members of the Moro National Liberation Front early Tuesday in the Philippines' southern province of Sulu, military officials said.[55] Abu Sayyaf Moro Conflict
10 Bombing 4 Unknown Kiziltepe, Turkey A blasts kill at least 4 people, and injure dozens more, in Mardin province and Kiziltepe.[56] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
10 Bombing 5 10 Diyarbakir, Turkey A blasts kill at least 5 people, and injured 10 more in Diyarbakir, Turkey.[56] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
10 Attempted bombing 0 (+1) 1 Strathroy, Ontario, Canada The Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed Aaron Driver, a 24-year-old allegiant of the Islamic State armed with a bomb, in the town of Strathroy during an anti-terror operation after receiving a tip from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that a suicide bombing was imminent within 72 hours in a major Canadian city; some media guessed Toronto.[57][58] Islamic State Spillover of the Syrian Civil War
10 Bombing 2(+1) 15 Mazar-I-sharif, Afghanistan A suicide bomber killed two people and wounded at least 15 others at a crowded market.[59] Islamic State War in Afghanistan
10 Arson, shooting, abduction 4 1 Gambarou, Cameroon Boko Haram militants burned 60 houses, shot four villagers dead, and abducted one child.[60] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
10 Shooting, shelling 2 0 Crimea Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) says it has thwarted two armed Ukrainian incursions into Crimea with at least two killed, including one FSB officer, following a "massive fire fight" with "sabotage-terrorist" groups. Ukraine denies the Russian claims. (Reuters) (The Guardian) Unknown Crimean crisis
11 Burning 20 0 Hawija, Iraq ISIS burned 20 people to death for refusing to join them.[61] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
11 Bombing 0 5 El Retorno, Colombia In the municipality of El Retorno (Guaviare), 6:30 pm a label attached to a motorcycle bomb exploded and wounded two auxiliary police, two civilians and a child of a year and a half. The first front of the FARC[62] FARC Colombian conflict
11 Bombings 1 23 Hua Hin, Thailand August 2016 Thailand bombings: Two bombs exploded in Hua Hin at about 10:20 p.m. local time on 11 August. One Thai woman selling fruit on the street was killed and 23 people, including twelve foreigners, were injured. The injured include two English, two Dutch, one German and seven from Austria and Italy.[63] Islamic extremists South Thailand insurgency
11 Stabbing 0 1 East Jerusalem An 18-year-old Israeli was stabbed with a screwdriver by a Palestinian who ran away from the scene of the attack.[64] Palestinian lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
11 Explosive attack 1 2 Marivan, Iran One person was killed and 2 injured after an explosive attack on police in Kurdistan by multiple assailants.[65] Unknown Spillover of the Syrian Civil War
11 Execution 1 0 Mosul, Iraq A man executed his father for assisting his family in escaping.[66] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
12 Bombings 1 4 Hua Hin, Thailand August 2016 Thailand bombings: Three explosions occurred in Hua Hin on 12 August, killing one and injuring at least four others.[67] Islamic extremists South Thailand insurgency
12 Bombing 1 0 Surat Thani, Thailand August 2016 Thailand bombings: A bomb that had been hidden in a flower pot exploded outside the Surat Thani police station and killed a municipal employee.[67] Islamic extremists South Thailand insurgency
12 Bombing 1 0 Trang, Thailand August 2016 Thailand bombings: A bombing occurred in Trang.[67] One person was killed.[68] Islamic extremists South Thailand insurgency
13 Melee attack 13 Unknown Kaduna State, Nigeria Fulani herdsmen have killed at least 13 Christians and displaced hundreds of church members during an attack on a cluster of villages in Kaduna state, according to local sources.[69] Fulani herdsmen Communal conflicts in Nigeria
13 Shooting 0 1 Manica, Mozambique Armed men from the military wing of the National Mozamboqueña Resistance (RENAMO) has attacked a convoy in the province of Manica that moved to follow the president's visit, Filipe Nyusi, to the region. The attack has resulted in one minor injury.[70] RENAMO RENAMO insurgency
14 Bombing 0 13 Poonch, India Unknown assailants throw a grenade into a group of Hindu pilgrims before speeding off.[71] Unknown
14 Melee attack 0 1 (1) Shaked, West Bank A female attacked a female soldier in the Northern West Bank near the Shaked settlement Sunday evening. The attacker was subdued, while the soldier received only minor injuries[72] Palestinian lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
14 Melee attack 64+ to 101 Unknown Beni City, Democratic Republic of the Congo Beni massacre: At least 64 to 101 people were found killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DR Congo) Beni city, media reported Sunday. The information was confirmed by city’s Mayor Nyonyi Bwanakawa, Xinhua news agency reported.Country’s President Joseph Kabila called the deadly massacre an act of terrorism.[73] Allied Democratic Forces (Suspected) Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
14 Attack 11–15 (+8) Unknown Tshimbulu, Democratic Republic of the Congo Tshimbulu incident: Policemen intervened in a terrorist 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
15 Suicide bombing 50 50 Idlib, Syria 2016 Atmeh attackAt least 32 people were killed in a suicide bombing on a bus in Syria's northwestern Idlib province late Sunday, according to local sources. A bomber blew himself up on a bus carrying opposition fighters at the entrance of Atmeh camp, the sources told Anadolu Agency.[74][75] Unknown Syrian Civil War
15 Bombing 0 2 Ras Al-Sarj Arsal, Lebanon Two Lebanese Army soldiers were reportedly wounded on Monday when a roadside bomb struck their military vehicle near the village of Ras Al-Sarj in the Arsal Municipality.[76] Unknown Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon
15 Bombing 0 2 Kabul, Afghanistan At least two people were wounded Monday in a bombing that unfolded outside the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, an Afghan official told The Associated Press.[77] Taliban War in Afghanistan
15 Shooting 6 0 Cheringoma, Mozambique Gunmen from the opposition party Renamo on Friday killed six people when they ambushed a car at Nangue, in the district of Cheringoma, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala. The gunmen shot at the car and brought it to a standstill. The vehicle was then set on fire with the six occupants still inside.[78] RENAMO RENAMO insurgency
15 Shelling 1 0 Chermalyk, Ukraine A volunteer from Berdiansk was killed during the shelling of Chermalyk at around 02:00 am. Donetsk People's Republic War in Donbass
16 Execution 25 0 Hawija, Iraq ISIS executed 25 civilians after they were accused of "spying".[79] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
16 Bombing 5 – 25 25 Kirkuk, Iraq A bombing on escaping civilians killed 5 or 25 people and injured 20.[80] Islamic State (suspected) Iraqi Civil War
16 Executions 7 0 Mosul, Iraq ISIS executed 6 people using molten tar after being 'accused' of cooperating with enemies of ISIS, and another person for "dressing like a woman" in another in a series of executions.[81][82] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
16 Shelling 7 0 Saudi Arabia Houthi shelling kills seven in Saudi Arabia.[83] Houthis Conflict in Najran
16 Suicide bombings Unknown (+4) Unknown Kermanshah, Iran Suicide bombing attacks were foiled, with four terrorists being killed and 6 arrested.[84] Islamic State Spillover of the Syrian Civil War
16 Shelling 2 4 Avdiivka, Ukraine Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and four others wounded due to shelling in the industrial area of Avdiivka. Donetsk People's Republic War in Donbass
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 the hospital.[85] Attackers, natives of the Chechen Republic, were killed during the attack. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[86] ISIL Islamic terrorism in Europe
17 Car bombing 3 40 Van, Turkey Three people were killed and 40 people were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a police station near the Iranian border. Seventeen of the injured were police officers and one of the dead was a child. PKK is believed to have been behind the attack.[87] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
17 Execution 7 0 Mosul, Iraq ISIS executed 7 people for refusing to send their children to schools run by ISIS.[88] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
17 Executions 13 Unknown Fallujah, Iraq ISIS tortured and executed 13 people inside their prisons.[89] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
18 Car bombing 8 8 Sirte, Libya At least eight soldiers of the Alliance of militias allied to the government of Libyan UN-backed unit were killed and eight wounded when a car bomb exploded two in the city of Sirte, the scene of heavy fighting for two months[90] Unknown Libyan Civil War
18 Car bombing 3 217 Elazig, Turkey A car bombing killed 3 officers and another 217 were injured (85 being officers). The attack occurred in Elazig.[91][92] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
18 Shelling 3 6 Donbass, Ukraine Pro-Russian rebels launched over 500 mortar shells and over 300 artillery shells at Ukrainian forces, killing three soldiers and wounding six more in the worst violence seen in Eastern Ukraine in over a year.[93] Donetsk People's Republic War in Donbass
18 Shelling 10 26 al-Asmida, Iraq ISIS shelling killed 10 people and injured 26 during a gathering of displaced civilians who had escaped them.[94] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
18 Kidnapping 0 4 Kidnapped Arauca, Colombia Colonel Fernando Murillo, director of the anti-kidnapping group Gaula of the National Police, confirmed Thursday the kidnapping of four rice farmers in Arauca by the Commission Rafael Villamizar Domingo Lain Front of the ELN. ELN Colombian Conflict
18 Attack 10 Unknown Kaduna State, Nigeria Ten people were killed in a Christian-majority area of Kaduna state, Nigeria, on Tuesday, the latest in a string of attacks by Fulani herdsmen.[95] Fulani herdsmen Communal conflicts in Nigeria
19 Melee attack 0 1 Strasbourg, France A rabbi was stabbed in Strasbourg by a man reportedly shouting Allahu Akbar.[96] Lone Wolf Wave of Terror in Europe
19 Shooting, raid 0 (+6) 2 St Petersburg, Russia A terrorist attack injured 2 policemen and resulted in the deaths of the 2 attackers[97] After that a counter-terrorism raid killed 4 terrorists.[98] Islamic State Wave of Terror in Europe
19 Shooting 1 4 Donbass region, Ukraine At noon one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and four others were wounded in action in the Donbass region. Donetsk People's Republic War in Donbass
20 Stabbings 0 2 Virginia, United States On August 20, 2016, Wasil Farooqui stabbed a man and a woman in a random attack at an apartment complex.[99] Lone wolf Terrorism in the United States
20 Suicide bombing 54+ (+1) 66 Gaziantep, Turkey August 2016 Gaziantep suicide bombing: A suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding ceremony near the Syrian border killed at least 50 and injured 94. The suicide bomber was aged 12 to 14, reports say. Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
20 Bombing 0 1 Arauca, Colombia A bombing in Colombia's eastern Arauca region left one soldier wounded, and caused material damage to the local airport and adjacent properties.[100] ELN Colombian Conflict
20 Execution 14 0 Mosul, Iraq ISIS executed 14 civilians for allegedly cooperating with government and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.[101] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
20 Shooting, abduction 7 24 Kuruburu, Nigeria Boko Haram killed 7 people with machine guns, before abducting dozens more, in the village of Kuruburu[102] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
21 Suicide car bombing 20 (+2) 30 Galkayo, Somalia An al-Shabaab suicide car bomb killed at least 20 people in the town of Galkayo in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region.[103] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
21 Suicide bombing 3 (+1) 24 Mora, Cameroon At least 3 people killed and another 24 were injured when a suicide bombing attack a market in the city of Mora.[104] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
21 Execution 4 0 Mosul, Iraq ISIS executed 4 people for "homosexuality and sodomy" by throwing them off of a building.[105] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
21 Execution 30 Unknown al-Jawaana, Iraq 30 policemen were tortured and killed by assailants in a village that was held by ISIS.[106] Islamic State (suspected) Iraqi Civil War
22 Shooting 1 1 San Pedro Uraba, Colombia A dead patrolman stopped the attackof the Gulf clan to uniformed National Police in the municipality of San Pedro de Uraba, Antioquia.[107] Gulf Clan Colombian Conflict
22 Shooting 3 Unknown Kaduna, Nigeria Gunmen Suspected Fulani herdsmen to be on Sunday night killed three persons Reportedly Among them, Pastor Luka Ubangari one of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Unguwan Anjo, near Godogodo in the Jema'a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Two other Were killed in the same place[108] Fulani herdsmen Communal conflicts in Nigeria
23 Melee attack 2 Unknown Beni Region, Democratic Republic of Congo Two People were killed in a machete attack in an eastern region (Beni Region) of Democratic Republic of Congo rebels Where Have Been Blamed for a series of civilian massacres, the army Said[109] Allied Democratic Forces Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
23 Bombing 1 30+ Pattani, Thailand One person was killed and at least 30 were injured after a car bombing at a hotel in another in a series of terrorist attacks in the country.[110] Unknown South Thailand insurgency
23 Clash 5 Unknown Zamboanga City, Philippines At least five Philippine troops have been killed in clashes with a Daesh-linked group as fighting resumed outside three towns in the Muslim south from which the military recently pushed back Abu Sayyaf militants.[111] Abu Sayyaf Moro Conflict
24 Stabbing 0 (+1) 1 Nablus, West Bank An IDF soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian who was shot dead[107] Palestinian lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
24 Shooting 4 Unknown Lice, Turkey Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a PKK ambush in the district of Lice in Diyarbakir province, in the southeast of the country.[112] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
24 Land mine 1 Unknown Bingöl, Turkey A soldier died after being hit by a mine during a military operation against PKK units in the province of Bingol in eastern Turkey.[112] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
24 Bombing, shooting 17+ 50+ Kabul, Afghanistan American University of Afghanistan attack: At least 17 people were killed and 50 more wounded in a bombing and shooting at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. The Taliban is believed to be behind the attack.[113] Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan
24 Bombing 2 6 Suwaib, Iraq An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near a sheep market in the southwest Baghdad suburb of Suwaib, killing two people and injuring six more.[114] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
25 Bombing, shooting 10+ Unknown Mogadishu, Somalia Al-Shabab fighters attacked a beach restaurant in the capital Mogadishu with a car bomb before entering into a gunfight with security forces.10 killed[115] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
25 Shooting 1 3 Artvin, Turkey One person was killed and 3 were injured after an assassination attempt on Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu.[116][117] PKK (suspected) Kurdish–Turkish conflict
25 Execution 1 0 Abus, Philippines A teenage hostage was reportedly executed after his family was unable to pay a ransom of one million pesos, causing President Rodrigo Duterte to order troops be sent to the area.[118] Abu Sayyaf Moro conflict
25 Shooting, kidnapping 20 45 Hawija, Iraq ISIS killed 20 escaping civilians while kidnapping and injuring 45 more during an ambush.[119] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
25 Assassination 1 0 Kurdistan, Iraq An Iraqi Kurdish journalist named Wedad Hussein Ali was kidnapped and killed by suspected Kurdish militants.[120] Kurdish militants (suspected) Iraqi Civil War
26 Car bombing 11 78 Cizre, Turkey Eleven policemen were killed and 78 injured when a car bomb exploded nearby a checkpoint. PKK claimed responsibility.[121] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
26 Assassination 1 Unknown Panduro, Bolivia The Deputy Interior Minister of Bolivia, Rodolfo Illanes, was beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking miners after he attempted to "talk with them".[122] Miners Protesters
27 Ambush 8 2 Arroyito, Paraguay Eight soldiers were killed in an attack by rebels. This is the deadliest attack of the Paraguayan People's Army.[123] Paraguayan People's Army Paraguayan People's Army insurgency
27 Execution 15 0 Mosul, Iraq ISIS executed 15 people, and recorded it on video. Among the 15 executed were five Kurdish men from Rojava who were shot dead by five child soldiers of multiple nationalities.[124] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
27 Execution 48+ Unknown Hawija, Iraq ISIS executed at least 48 civilians who were accused of attempting to escape them and collaborating with Iraqi forces.[125] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
27 Clash 5 7 Mopti, Mali At least five people were killed and seven others injured in the region of Mopti in central Mali, following clashes between two ethnic groups, the government said in a statement.[126] Unknown Northern Mali conflict
27 Land mine 4 Unknown Border Region Niger A land mine planted by Islamist group Boko Haram killed four Chadian soldiers on patrol near Chad's border with Niger on Saturday,security sources said.[127] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
27 Melee attack 0 2 Oberhausen Germany A man screamed “Allahu Akbar” as he attacked a couple with their own picnic knife at a German music festival.[128] Lone Wolf Wave of Terror in Europe
28 Shooting, suicide bombing 18 26 Ein Tamer, Iraq An ISIS suicide bomber and four gunmen slaughter 18 people to death and injured 26 at an Iraqi wedding. Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
28 Clash 0 (+7) 2 Southest Turkey, Turkey Two Turkish soldiers were wounded in clashes with the PKK least seven militants of Kurdistan Workers' Party, considered by Turkey as a terrorist organization, and wounded two soldiers were wounded.[129] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
28 Attempted Bombing, stabbing 0 3 (+1) Sumatra, Indonesia Four people were injured when a man carrying bombs attacked a priest in a church on Indonesia's Sumatra island.[130] Islamic State
28 Bombing, shooting 18 (+5) 26 Karbala, Iraq A group of five assailants opened fire on residents of a neighbourhood near Iraq's Karbala.[131] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
28 Attack 5 (+7) Unknown Al Anbar Governorate, Iraq An Islamic State attack on a police headquarters in al-Ratba, Al Anbar Governorate, left five Iraqi soldiers dead, an army official said.[132] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
29 Bombing 71+ (+1) Unknown Aden, Yemen August 2016 Aden bombing: At least 71 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a military facility in the southern Yemen city of Aden.[131] Islamic State Yemeni Civil War
29 Ambush 3 7 Atlas Mountains, Tunisia Three Tunisian soldiers were killed and seven more wounded after Islamic militants ambushed and fired rifles and rocket-propelled grenades at them near Mount Sammama.[133] AQIM Insurgency in the Maghreb
29 Shooting/attack 0 Unknown Murrupula, Mozambique The gunmen attacked the police post, the health centre, the home of the head of the administrative post, and the local offices of the ruling Frelimo Party. According to the Murrupula district administrator, Antonio Saul, nobody died in the attack. The gunmen smashed windows in several buildings, including the health centre, and the administrative post offices.[134] RENAMO RENAMO insurgency
29 Land mine 1 3 Siirt, Turkey A Turkish soldier was killed and three others wounded on Sunday as a result of a bomb placed outside a road in southeastern Turkey.[135] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
30 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) 3 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Chinese Embassy in Bishkek bombing: A car rammed through the gates of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek and exploded, killing the driver and injuring at least three more people.[136] East Turkistan Islamic Movement (suspected) Xinjiang conflict
30 Suicide car bombing 12+ (+1) 15+ Mogadishu, Somalia A suicide car bomber rammed his truck into a hotel adjacent to the Presidential Palace killing at least 12 people and wounding 15.[137] al-Shabaab War in Somalia
30 Melee attack 0 1 Toulouse, France A policeman was wounded in a melee attack in a police station. The assailant was arrested by other policemen. He tried to kill the policeman because "It represents France".[138] Abderrahmane Amara (Lone wolf) Wave of Terror in Europe
30 Execution 13 0 Hawija, Iraq Islamic State executed 13 civilians for helping families escape.[139] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
30 Shooting 0 0 Arauca department, Colombia Assailants opened fire on a National Police of Colombia station in Arauca, Colombia.[140] ELN Colombian conflict
30 Grenade attack 0 0 Tame, Colombia Militants threw a grenade in a police post in the town of Tame in Arauca Department[140] ELN Colombian conflict
30 Shelling 0 1 Shchastya, Ukraine A local nurse was wounded during enemy shelling of Shchastya.[141] Luhansk People's Republic War in Donbass
31 Car bombing 1 5 Zahlé, Lebanon A car bombing killed a Syrian woman and wounded five people in Zahlé.[142] Unknown Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon
31 Execution 9 0 Hawija, Iraq The Islamic State executed 9 young civilians with a chainsaw for allegedly belonging to organizations fighting against them.[143] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War

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