List of terrorist incidents in January 2018

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This is a list of some of the terrorist, alleged terrorist or suspected terrorist incidents which took place in January 2018, including incidents by violent non-state actors for political, religious, or ideological motives.

Guidelines[edit]

  • Types of incidents are selected from the Tactics of terrorism page.
  • 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.

List[edit]

Total incidents: 156

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Bombings 0 8 Chaman, Pakistan Five civilians and three security officials were injured in two bomb attacks in Chaman.[1] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (suspected) Insurgency in Balochistan
1 Bombing 0 2 Maguindanao, Philippines Two soldiers from the 57th IB were injured when an improvised explosive device went off some 50 meters from the provincial hospital.[2] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (suspected) Moro conflict
1 Ambush 1 2 Pusht Rod District, Afghanistan A district police chief has been killed in a Taliban attack in the western Farah province. Two other policemen were wounded in the attack in Pusht-e Rod district.[3] Taliban War in Afghanistan
1 Bombing 3 0 Madagali, Nigeria At least three people have been confirmed killed in a blast in Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali.[4] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
1 Arson 0 0 Río Negro, Chile At least a truck, a bulldozer, three industrial equipment and a container were burned for suspected mapuche militants in the commune of Río Negro in Los Lagos Region[5][6] Coordinadora Arauco Malleco Mapuche conflict
1 Shooting 2 0 Giza, Egypt Two Egyptian Christians were shot dead by a gunman as they celebrated the New Year at a liquor store.[7][8] Islamic State (suspected) Insurgency in Egypt
2 Shooting, suicide bombing 0 (+3) 12 Quetta, Pakistan At least 12 Frontier Corps personnel were injured when three terrorists attacked a check post on the outskirts of Quetta in Pakistan. Two armed attackers were killed in a heavy exchange of gunfire and the third attacker, wearing a suicide jacket, blew himself up.[9] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
2 Shooting 1 0 Aurangabad district, India A Central Reserve Police Force jawan was killed after receiving bullet injury in head during exchange of fire between Naxalites at hills of Chakarbandha on the border of Gaya and Aurangabad districts.[10] CPI Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
2 Kidnapping 0 31 Borno State, Nigeria At least 31 loggers were abducted by Boko Haram jihadists in the Nigerian state of Borno.[11] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
2 Car bombing 0 3 Kabul, Afghanistan Three police officers were wounded when an explosive was detonated in a police car in Kabul.[12] Islamic State (suspected) War in Afghanistan
2 Shooting 5 0 Mandera County, Kenya Five Kenyan policemen were killed in an attack on their vehicle in the county of Mandera, Kenya by Al-Shabaab militants.[13] Al-Shabaab Spillover of the war in Somalia
3 Shooting 3 0 Nineveh Governorate, Iraq Three Iraqi lawyers were shot dead by Islamic State militants on a Mosul road.[14] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
3 Suicide bombing 14 (+1) 1 Gamboru, Nigeria 14 civilians were killed when a suspected Boko Haram militant blew himself up at a mosque in Gamboru, Nigeria. Only the muezzin has survived.[15] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
3 Bombing 0 3 Al-Qa'im District, Iraq An explosive charge planted by Islamic State militants at Al-Qa’im district in Anbar went off while a police patrol was passing by the area, leaving three security men wounded.[16] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
3 Shooting, clashes 1 2 Kirkuk, Iraq A tribal fighter was killed, while two police personnel were wounded in confrontations with Islamic State members, northwest of Kirkuk.[17] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
3 Bombing 2 4 Washir District, Afghanistan At least two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in an explosion triggered by a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.[18] Taliban War in Afghanistan
4 Shooting 3 0 Farah Province, Afghanistan Taliban shot dead three Afghan Security personnel in western Farah province.[19] Taliban War in Afghanistan
4 Suicide bombing 20 (+1) 30 Kabul, Afghanistan At least 20 people were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted a mobile police checkpoint in Kabul. As many as 30 others were injured in the incident.[20] Islamic State War in Afghanistan
5 Bombing 1 2 Buloburde District, Somalia An African Union peacekeeper was killed, and two others were wounded in a landmine explosion in central Somalia.[21] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
5 Shooting 2 0 Mogadishu, Somalia Assailants shot and killed two civilians at Koodka neighbourhood in Mogadishu.[22] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
5 Shooting 2 0 Afgooye District, Somalia Two men, including a prominent local traditional elder have been assassinated by gunmen in Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region.[23] Al-Shabaab (suspected) Somali Civil War
6 Arson, bombings 0 0 Balrampur district and Latehar district, India Naxalites attacked bauxite mines of Hindalco on the Chhattisgarh-Jharkhand border and set six vehicles on fire and blew up two weigh-bridge units.[24] CPI Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
6 Shooting 1 0 Bastar district, India Naxalites gunned down the village sarpanch of Chindugarh village near Koleng in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.[25] CPI Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
6 Bombing 4 2 Sopore, India Four Indian policemen were killed and two others wounded in a bomb attack in the city of Sopore.[26] Jaish-e-Mohammed Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
6 Shooting, executions 14 7 Casamance, Senegal At least 14 people were killed and seven injured when gunmen open fire in the region of Casamance, in southern Senegal.[27][28][29] Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (suspected) Casamance conflict
7 Bombing 1 7 Baghdad, Iraq An explosive charge went off near an overcrowded market at al-Yusufiyah area in southern the Iraqi capital, leaving three people injured. Later, another explosive device was detonated near a café in the neighborhood of al-Saheroon in southeast Baghdad, killing one person and injuring four others.[30][31] Islamic State (suspected) Iraqi Civil War
7 Bombing 1 1 Al-Qa'im District, Iraq A policeman was killed while another was injured in a landmine explosion at Al-Qa’im district in Anbar.[32] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
7 Car bombings 34 70 Idlib, Syria At least 34 people were killed and 70 others injured in four explosions in Syria's northwestern city of Idlib.[33][34] Unknown Syrian Civil War
7 Shooting 3 8 Kunar Province, Afghanistan At least three people were killed and eight others wounded when insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.[35] Islamic State War in Afghanistan
7 Shooting 9 20 Urozgan Province, Afghanistan At least nine Afghan army soldiers were killed and 20 others wounded after Taliban militants attacked an army camp in Uruzgan province, south of Afghanistan.[36] Taliban War in Afghanistan
8 Shooting 1 0 Far North Region, Cameroon At least one civilian was killed in an attack by members of the terror group Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North region.[37] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
8 Grenade attack 0 2 Hiran, Somalia At least two Somali soldiers were injured in a grenade attack on an army checkpoint outside Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiran.[38] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
8 Shooting, kidnapping 20 15 Borno State, Nigeria Gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on a group of loggers collecting firewood at Kaje village, near the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. 20 People were killed in the attack and 15 others are missing and presumed kidnapped by the attackers.[39] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
9 Bombing 0 3 Mogadishu, Somalia A bomb explosion in the heart of Mogadishu, the Somali capital has wounded at least three government soldiers aboard a military vehicle.[40] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
9 Suicide bombing 7 (+1) 23 Quetta, Pakistan A bomb went off in the center of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23.[41][42] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
9 Shooting 1 0 Havat Gilad, West Bank A drive-by shooting took place in the Northern West Bank leaving one Israeli, a rabbi, dead.[43] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian Conflict
9 Bombing 1 3 Datu Unsay, Philippines A soldier was killed while two civilians were injured when a suspected Islamic State-inspired Moro armed group set off two separate roadside bombs in Maguindanao.[44] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Moro conflict
10 Bombing 0 1 Miqdadiyah, Iraq One civilian was injured in a bomb blast in southeastern Miqdadiyah, Diyala.[45] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
10 Bombing 0 6 Nong Chik District, Thailand Six members of a ranger patrol were hurt when a roadside bomb exploded as they went by in Nong Chik district.[46][47] Barisan Revolusi Nasional (suspected) South Thailand insurgency
10 Suicide car bombing 3 (+1) 3 Shabwah Governorate, Yemen At least three Yemenis were killed in a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a military vehicle in Yemen's southeastern Shabwah province. Three Yemeni soldiers were also injured in the incident.[48][49] Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (suspected) Yemeni Civil War
10 Shooting 3 0 Far North Region, Cameroon At least three people were killed in an attack in Cameroon's Far North region.[50] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
10 Shooting 5 2 Kunduz Province, Afghanistan Five personnel of Afghan Local Police were killed and two others wounded following an attack from the Taliban militants in the country's troubled northern province of Kunduz.[51] Taliban War in Afghanistan
10 Shooting 1 0 Arauca Department, Colombia A Colombian soldier was shot dead by an ELN sniper in the department of Arauca.[52] ELN Colombian conflict
10 Stabbing 1 0 Orange County, United States The California man accused of killing a gay and Jewish University of Pennsylvania student was an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of Atomwaffen Division, one of the country’s most notorious extremist groups..[53] Atomwaffen Division Terrorism in the United States
11 Suicide bombing 0 (+1) 3 Ménaka Region, Mali Three French soldiers of the Barkhane force were wounded, one of them seriously, by a suicide bomber in eastern Mali.[54][55] Islamic State Northern Mali conflict
11 Shooting 6 0 Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan Six policemen have been killed in a Taliban attack in Nawa district of southern Helmand province.[56] Taliban War in Afghanistan
11 Stabbing 0 4 Vendin-le-Vieil, France A German prisoner jailed for his involvement in the Djerba bombing in 2002 assaulted four guards at the Vendin-le-Vieil prison while shouting "Allahu Akbar". One of the guards was hospitalized for a head wound.[57][58] Al-Qaeda Islamic terrorism in Europe
11 Mortar attack 1 Several Mogadishu, Somalia At least one civilian was killed and several were wounded after mortar rounds landed near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu.[59] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
11 Suicide bombings 0 (+2) 2 Amchide, Cameroon Two suicide bombers, alleged members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, detonated their bombs in the Ouro-Kessoum district of Amchide in Cameroon, injuring two others.[60] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
11 Shootings, kidnapping 4 3 Far North Region, Cameroon Four people were killed and two others kidnapped in separate overnight attacks in the far north of Cameroon. Another one was wounded.[61] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
12 Shooting 3 0 Farah Province, Afghanistan A Taliban attack has killed three policemen in western Farah province.[62] Taliban War in Afghanistan
12 Shooting 3 1 Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq Islamic State militants killed three family members in their house in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.[63] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
12 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 6 Chaghcharan, Afghanistan Two people were killed and six others injured in a suicide blast in Chaghcharan, the capital of western Ghor province.[64] Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan
12 Assassination 1 0 Tacuatí, Paraguay A menonite farmer (called Abraham Fehr) was found dead in San Pedro Departament, Northern of Paraguay.[65] Paraguayan People's Army Insurgency in Paraguay
13 Suicide bombing 8 (+1) 24 Baghdad, Iraq A suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed eight and wounded up to 24 others.[66][67] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
13 Shooting, arson 1 5 Lamu County, Kenya One person was killed and five police injured when Al-Shabaab militants attacked a convoy of buses at Nongoro area along the Lamu-Malindi highway. Two Toyota land cruisers used by the police were destroyed during the incident.[68] Al-Shabaab Spillover of the war in Somalia
13 Shooting, arson 7 0 Palma District, Mozambique Islamists attacked a community from the administrative post of Olumbe, Palma district and killed seven people and burned down houses.[69] Islamists Islamist insurgency in Mozambique
13 Shooting 1 0 North Sinai Governorate, Egypt Gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula[70] Islamic State (suspected) Sinai insurgency
13 Kidnapping 0 1 Saravena, Colombia Militants of the ELN kidnapped a contractor of Ecopetrolun in the Departament of Arauca.[71] ELN Colombian conflict
14 Bombing 0 5 Mogadishu, Somalia At least five Somali soldiers were wounded when their military vehicle hit a landmine in Mogadishu.[72] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
14 Shooting 2 0 Middle Shebelle, Somalia Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a remote Somali army base north of the capital Mogadishu, killing at least two Somali government soldiers.[73] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
14 Missile attack 1 3 Hakkâri Province, Turkey A Turkish soldier was killed and three others wounded after an explosion of a guided missile shot by PKK militants at a Turkish military base in the Hakkâri province.[74][75] PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
14 Bombings 4 0 Al Zab, Iraq Four Turkish soldiers were killed in two separate bomb explosions in Al Zab.[76] PKK Iraqi Civil War
14 Shooting 1 0 Sinai Peninsula, Egypt A Coptic Christian man has been shot dead by gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.[77] Islamic State Sinai Insurgency
14 Shooting 6 4 Qaysar District, Afghanistan Six Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and two others surrendered to the Taliban in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province. Separately, four policemen have been injured in a Taliban attack on a police check-post in the Chalgazai area of Qaisar.[78] Taliban War in Afghanistan
14 Ambush 7 3 Farah Province, Afghanistan At least seven police force members were killed in a Taliban ambush in Farah province. Another three police force members were wounded.[79] Taliban War in Afghanistan
15 Suicide bombings 38 (+2) 105 Baghdad, Iraq 2018 Baghdad bombings: 38 people were killed and at least 105 others wounded in two suicide bombings at Baghdad's al-Tayaran Square.[80] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
15 Shooting, arson 4 0 Mayo-Tsanaga, Cameroon Four people were killed in Mayo-Tsanaga, a region of the Far North of Cameroon, during an attack by Boko Haram. The assailants left after burning down dozens of huts and a church.[81] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
15 Shooting 3 5 North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers were killed while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan extremist rebels. Five others were wounded.[82][83] Allied Democratic Forces Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
15 Ambush 5 6 Kech District, Pakistan At least five security personnel lost their lives and six others were injured when a vehicle carrying them turned over after being ambushed in Balochistan's Kech district.[84][85] Baluch Liberation Front Insurgency in Balochistan
15 Shooting, kidnapping 6 5 Borno State, Nigeria Six people were killed by gunmen who also abducted five girls who joined the loggers to collect firewood from the Jinene woods.[86] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
15 Shooting 3 (+2) 2 Adamawa State, Nigeria Five people, including two suspected fighters of the terror group Boko Haram, were killed in an attack near Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali. Two others were critically injured.[87][88] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
16 Shooting 1 0 Quetta, Pakistan A police constable was gunned down by gunmen on Quetta's Raisani Road.[89][90] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
16 Shooting 1 0 North Mitrovica, Kosovo A drive-by shooting outside an office in North Mitrovica killed the head politician of the Kosovo Serb party called Freedom, Democracy, Justice, Oliver Ivanović.[91] Kosovo Albanian Militants (suspected) Terrorism in Kosovo
16 Mortar attack 5 45 Khwaja Sabz Posh District, Afghanistan At least five people were killed in a mortar attack on a market in northern Afghanistan. 45 people, including women and children, were also wounded in the attack in Khwaja Sabz Push district of Faryab Province.[92] Taliban War in Afghanistan
16 Execution 1 0 Mohammad Agha District, Afghanistan Taliban militants have beheaded an Afghan Local Police member in the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province.[93] Taliban War in Afghanistan
16 Suicide bombing, shooting 0 (+3) 0 Karachi, Pakistan A senior officer known for leading raids on militant hideouts escaped assassination when a suicide bomber riding on a motorcycle blew himself up near his vehicle in the port city of Karachi. The bomber had an unknown number of accomplices who opened fire at the car after the explosion. Guards returned fire, killing two of the gunmen.[94] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
16 Suicide bombing 2 (+1) 12 Far North Region, Cameroon At least two civilians were killed and a dozen others injured in a suicide attack near a mosque in the Far North Region.[95] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
17 Shooting 0 1 Baqubah, Iraq A policeman was injured in a sniper attack by the militant Islamic State group in Baqubah, the capital of Diyala province.[96] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
17 Bombing 2 7 Diyala Governorate, Iraq Two Iraqi police officers were killed and seven others injured in a bomb blast in Diyala province.[97] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
17 Suicide bombings 12 (+2) 65 Maiduguri, Nigeria Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 65 others in an attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.[98][99] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
17 Shooting 7 10 Toumour, Niger Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed at least seven soldiers in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa region. Ten others were injured in the attack.[100][101] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
17 Bombing 0 6 Mesetas, Colombia Six policemen were wounded in an attack with explosives against their patrol in the municipality of Mesetas in the Colombian department of Meta.[102][103] FARC dissidents Colombian conflict
17 Bombing 1 4 North Sinai Governorate, Egypt A police captain was killed and four conscripts were injured after terrorists detonated an explosive device on the International Coastal Road.[104] Islamic State Sinai insurgency
17 Shooting 0 (+1) 2 Jenin, West Bank Israeli special forces shot and killed an armed Palestinian man suspected to have been behind a drive-by shooting terror attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach near a West Bank settlement outpost. Two Israeli special forces members were wounded during the raid.[105] Hamas Israeli–Palestinian conflict
17 Shootings 8 0 Farah Province, Afghanistan Eight police and Afghan National Army soldiers have been killed in attacks on security posts in the capital and Anar Dara district of western Farah province.[106] Taliban War in Afghanistan
18 Shooting 2 0 Quetta, Pakistan Gunmen shot dead a mother and her daughter who were part of a polio vaccination team in Quetta.[107] Islamic State War in North-West Pakistan
18 Shooting 8 2 Helmand Province, Afghanistan At least eight policemen were killed and two others wounded when Taliban attacked a security check post in Helmand province.[108] Taliban War in Afghanistan
18 Shooting 5 0 Adamawa State, Nigeria Boko Haram jihadists have killed five people in an attack on a village in Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria.[109] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
19 Bombings 0 0 Maguindanao, Philippines Two explosions rocked Barangay Semba, likely the handwork of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. No one was hurt in the twin blasts but shrapnel hit the gate of a nearby house and several trees in the area.[110] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Moro conflict
19 Shooting 1 0 Ra-ngae District, Thailand A 51-year-old woman whose husband was killed by insurgents was shot dead in Ra-ngae district of Narathiwat province in Thailand.[111] Barisan Revolusi Nasional South Thailand insurgency
19 Bombing 1 2 Teorama, Colombia Uniformed soldiers who were in an army base in the municipality of Teorama, Norte de Santander, were attacked in an unexpected attack by members of the ELN guerrillas. One soldier was killed and two more were injured.[112] ELN Colombian conflict
19 Grenade attack 0 8 Pulwama, India Eight policemen were injured after terrorists hurled a grenade at a Tehsil office in south Kashmir's Pulwama town.[113][114] Jaish-e-Mohammed (suspected) Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
19 Vehicular attack 0 3 Qasr el Yahud, West Bank A Palestinian driver rammed IDF soldiers at a checkpoint near Qasr el Yahud in the West Bank, lightly injuring three men.[115][116] Palestinian nationalist Israeli–Palestinian conflict
19 Shooting 22 20 North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo 22 soldiers were killed in Democratic Republic of Congo's volatile eastern borderlands where the army is battling Ugandan Islamist rebels. More than 20 other Congolese soldiers were also wounded after gunmen launched an attack during the night near the town of Eringeti in North Kivu province.[117] Allied Democratic Forces Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
20 Grenade attack 0 0 Shopian district, India Terrorists hurled a grenade at a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. No person was injured in the explosion.[118] Lashkar-e-Taiba (suspected) Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
20 Bombing 0 1 Dantewada district, India A policeman was injured after Naxalites triggered an improvised explosive device near a market in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district.[119] CPI Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
20 Shooting 18 0 Balkh Province, Afghanistan Seventeen members of the public uprising forces and a local police commander were killed in an attack by the Taliban in Balkh province.[120] Taliban War in Afghanistan
20-21 Shooting, arson, hostage taking 40 (+6) 22 Kabul, Afghanistan 2018 Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul attack: Gunmen launched an attack on the Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul. More than 100 people were freed from the hotel and six gunmen were killed. 40 people are confirmed dead and at least 22 were injured.[121][122] Taliban and Haqqani Network War in Afghanistan
21 Bombing 12 1 Gulran District, Afghanistan A roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province. A 13th person was wounded in the explosion, which struck a vehicle in the Gulran district.[123] Taliban War in Afghanistan
21 Bombing 4 3 Nahri Saraj District, Afghanistan Four Afghan National Army soldiers have been killed and three others injured in a Taliban attack in the Nahri Saraj district of Helmand province.[124] Taliban War in Afghanistan
21 Shooting 7 1 Garmsir District, Afghanistan Seven policemen were killed and an eighth wounded after Taliban militants stormed their check posts in the Garmsir district of southern Helmand province.[125] Taliban War in Afghanistan
21 Shooting 1 0 Quetta, Pakistan Armed assailants shot dead a former police officer, who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women, in a hit-and-run attack in Quetta.[126] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
21 Shooting 3 0 North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels killed three civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.[127] Allied Democratic Forces Allied Democratic Forces insurgency
21 Shooting, arson 1 0 Arauca Department, Colombia A caravan made up of members of the National Protection Unit, along with members of the FARC political party, who were returning from a meeting in the village of El Oasis, was attacked by gunfire in the department of Arauca. One of the vehicles that was part of the caravan was incinerated and a civilian who was part of an oil company in the sector was killed in the attack.[128][129] FARC dissidents Colombian conflict
22 Bombing 3 34 Yala, Thailand A motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded two dozen others at a bustling morning market in Yala in Thailand's insurgency-hit south.[130][131] Barisan Revolusi Nasional (suspected) South Thailand insurgency
22 Bombing 2 4 Rawah District, Iraq A bomb planted by Islamic State inside a house in central Rawa district in Anbar exploded once a six-strong family entered it following a long period of displacement, leaving two of the family members dead and four others injured.[132] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
22 Grenade attack 0 1 Pampore, India A civilian was injured in a grenade attack by terrorists who were targeting the security forces in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir.[133] Jaish-e-Mohammed (suspected) Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
22 Grenade attack 0 1 Baramulla, India A policeman was injured after terrorists lobbed a grenade near Baramulla Police station in Jammu and Kashmir.[134] Lashkar-e-Taiba (suspected) Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
23 Bombing 4 6 Banaadir, Somalia Four people have been killed and six others wounded in a remote-controlled improvised explosive device explosion near Mogadishu.[135] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
23 Car bombings 41 80 Benghazi, Libya A twin car bombing outside a mosque in Benghazi left at least 41 people dead and 80 injured. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but many assumed it was the work of remnants of an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group faction largely driven out of Libya.[136][137][138] Islamic State (suspected) Libyan Civil War
23 Shooting 2 2 Pinukpuk, Philippines Two soldiers died and two were wounded in an encounter with members of the New People's Army in Pinukpuk in the Philippine province of Kalinga.[139] New People's Army CPP-NPA-NDF rebellion
23 Shooting 1 0 Tabuk, Philippines A retired policeman was killed by members of the New People's Army in Tabuk in the Philippine province of Kalinga.[140] New People's Army CPP-NPA-NDF rebellion
24 Shooting, suicide car bombing 6 27 Jalalabad, Afghanistan 2018 Save The Children Jalalabad attack: A complex attack began with a suicide car bomb outside the Save The Children offices in the city of Jalalabad, followed by gunmen entering the compound and fighting Afghan special forces. At least six people were killed and 27 others were wounded in the attack.[141][142] Islamic State War in Afghanistan
24 Shooting 4 7 Narayanpur district, India Four police personnel, including two sub-inspectors, were killed and seven others injured in a gun-fight with Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district.[143] CPI Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
24 Shooting 2 (+1) 0 Toubakoro, Mali Two Malian customs officers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack at a market in the small village of Toubakoro.[144] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (suspected) Northern Mali conflict
24 Shooting 1 (+2) 2 Shopian district, India Two militants and a teenage boy were killed and two girls critically injured during a gunfight between militants and government forces in Chaigund village of south Kashmir's Shopian.[145][146] Hizbul Mujahideen Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
24 Rocket attack 2 11 Kilis, Turkey Two rockets fired from Syria struck the city of Kilis in southern Turkey, killing two people and injuring eleven others.[147] YPG / PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
25 Car bombing 0 0 Daquq, Iraq A car bomb went off near a Shia mosque in a southern suburb of Kirkuk, causing damage to the holy site. No casualties were reported.[148][149] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
25 Bombing 26 Several Mopti Region, Mali A landmine explosion blew up a civilian passenger vehicle in central Mali, killing 26 people and wounding several others.[150] Islamic State (suspected) Northern Mali conflict
25 Shooting 2 (+7) 0 Youwarou, Mali In Youwarou, in Central Mali's Mopti region, Malian armed forces killed seven terrorists. Two Malian soldiers were also killed in the operation.[151] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (suspected) Northern Mali conflict
25 Bombing 2 1 Datu Piang, Philippines Two civilians were killed while another was injured in an improvised bomb explosion in the middle of a ricefield in Datu Piang town in Maguindanao.[152] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters Moro conflict
25 Shooting, bombing 1 2 Davao City, Philippines Communist insurgents killed an Army officer and wounded 2 soldiers in a firefight in Davao City, in southern Philippines.[153] New People's Army CPP–NPA–NDF rebellion
26 Rocket attack 7 3 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan Six children and an adult civilian were killed when a rocket hit their home in Ghazni Province. Three other people were injured in the attack.[154] Taliban War in Afghanistan
26 Suicide car bombing 4 (+1) 13 Kandahar, Afghanistan At least four people were killed and thirteen others injured when a suicide car bomb exploded in Kandahar.[155] Taliban War in Afghanistan
26 Grenade attack 0 0 Pulwama district, India Terrorists hurled a grenade at a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. No casualty or injury has been reported.[156] Jaish-e-Mohammed (suspected) Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
26 Shooting, suicide bombing 3 (+1) 5 Adamawa State, Nigeria At least three people were killed when Boko Haram attacked the Hyambula village in northeast Adamawa state. Five others were injured in the attack.[157] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
27 Suicide car bombing 0 (+1) 6 Nad Ali District, Afghanistan At least six security force members were wounded when a suicide bomber in a Toyota Corolla detonated his explosives in the Nad Ali district of Helmand Province.[158] Taliban War in Afghanistan
27 Suicide car bombing 103 235 Kabul, Afghanistan 2018 Kabul ambulance bombing: At least 103 people were killed and 235 others injured when a Taliban suicide bomber exploded an ambulance laden with explosives near Sidarat Square in central Kabul where several government offices are located.[159][160] Taliban War in Afghanistan
27 Shooting 14 (+2) 22 Soumpi, Mali 14 people were killed and 22 wounded in an attack on a camp in Soumpi, in Mali's restive north. Two terrorists have also been killed.[161][162] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (suspected) Northern Mali conflict
27 Car bombing 0 28 San Lorenzo, Ecuador 28 people were injured in an attack on a police station in San Lorenzo, in Northern Ecuador.[163][164] FARC dissidents Spillover of the Colombian conflict
27 Bombing 6 41 Barranquilla, Colombia At least six police officers were killed and 41 others injured in a bombing attack that targeted a police station in the northern coastal city of Barranquilla.[165][166][167] ELN Colombian conflict
27 Bombing 2 1 Santa Rosa del Sur, Colombia In the town of Buenavista, Santa Rosa del Sur, an explosive device was hurled against the police substation in that area. The incident left two police officers dead and one injured.[168][169] ELN Colombian conflict
27 Bombing, shooting 2 3 Garissa County, Kenya Two KDF soldiers were killed after their truck run over an Improvised Explosive Device at Handaro, Holugho sub-county, Garissa county. Three other soldiers, who tried to jump off the vehicle, were reportedly shot at close range by the suspected militias and were seriously wounded.[170] Al-Shabaab Spillover of the war in Somalia
27 Shooting 1 0 Wanlaweyn District, Somalia Al-Shabaab militants have shot and killed an assistant judge in Wanlaweyn district in Somalia's Southern Lower Shabelle region.[171] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
27 Rocket attack 0 2 Kilis, Turkey A rocket fired from Syria hit the roof of a building in the city of Kilis in southern Turkey, injuring two people.[172] YPG / PKK Kurdish–Turkish conflict
28 Rocket attack, shooting 5 Several Ménaka, Mali Five Malian soldiers were killed and several others injured in an attack on a military base in Ménaka, in northeastern Mali.[173][174] Islamic State Northern Mali conflict
28 Bombing 0 5 Soledad, Colombia At least five people were injured in an attack against the police in the metropolitan area of the Colombian city of Barranquilla.[175][176] ELN Colombian conflict
28 Kidnapping, execution 1 0 San Miguel, Philippines A man was kidnapped and later executed by terrorists of the New People's Army in the municipality of San Miguel in the Philippine province of Surigao del Sur.[177] New People's Army CPP–NPA–NDF rebellion
29 Shooting, suicide bombings 11 (+4) 16 Kabul, Afghanistan Eleven Afghan soldiers were killed and sixteen others were injured when five Islamic State militants attacked an army post in Kabul. Four attackers were later killed by the security forces, and another was arrested.[178] Islamic State War in Afghanistan
29 Shooting 2 0 Baraboulé Department, Burkina Faso Gunmen have killed two policemen who were patrolling a market in Burkina Faso's northern Baraboulé district.[179] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (suspected) Insurgency in the Maghreb
29 Shooting 1 3 Hawija District, Iraq Two IS extremists attacked a Hashd al-Shaabi checkpoint in the Hawija district, southern Kirkuk Province, killing one fighter and wounding three others.[180] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
29 Bombing 1 1 Kirkuk Governorate, Iraq One member of the Iraqi Federal Police was killed, and another one was wounded during a raid on a house in a village near the al-Multaqa sub-district, southwest of Kirkuk.[181] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
29 Shooting 2 0 Diffa Department, Niger At least two soldiers were killed overnight while fighting off an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in southeast Niger.[182] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
29 Ambush 4 0 Bay, Somalia A Somali army colonel and three soldiers were killed following an attack on a convoy by Al-Shabaab militants in Bay region in Southern Somalia.[183] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
30 Bombing 8 1 Kurram Agency, Pakistan At least eight people of a family were killed and another one injured as a result of a bomb explosion in the Maqbal area of Upper Kurram Agency.[184] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (suspected) War in North-West Pakistan
30 Shooting 5 4 Borno State, Nigeria Boko Haram jihadists killed at least five loggers in northeast Nigeria. Four others were injured in the attack.[185] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
30 Shooting 3 0 Santacruz de Guachavez, Colombia At least three ex-members of the Farc who carried out tasks on a farm in the Santa Cruz de Guachavez municipality of Nariño, were kidnapped and later killed by ELN militants.[186] ELN Colombian conflict
30 Suicide car bombing 22 (+1) Several Shabwah Governorate, Yemen About 22 newly-recruited Yemeni soldiers were killed when a suicide car bombing struck a military checkpoint in the southeastern province of Shabwah. Several others were wounded in the attack.[187][188] Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Yemeni Civil War
30 Bombing 0 2 Mosul, Iraq An explosive charge planted by Islamic State militants inside a house in the Old City of Mosul went off, injuring a man and his wife.[189] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
30 Bombing 1 3 Bari, Somalia A roadside bomb hit a military vehicle carrying Puntland soldiers in the vicinity of Galgala hills of Bari region, killing at least one soldier, wounding 3 others.[190] Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
30 Car bombing 1 2 Idlib Governorate, Syria A civilian support worker for the Turkish Armed Forces was killed in a terrorist car bomb attack on a military convoy in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. One Turkish soldier and another civilian employee were also injured in the explosion.[191][192] YPG / PKK Syrian Civil War
31 Bombing 2 7 Bourem Cercle, Mali Two Malian soldiers were killed and seven wounded when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device near Gao in northern Mali.[193] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Northern Mali conflict
31 Shooting, bombing 3 2 Hawija District, Iraq Islamic State members have assassinated a former general of the Iraqi military in the southwest of Kirkuk. In another incident, two police officers were killed and another two injured while attempting to defuse an explosive device.[194][195] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
31 Bombing 1 3 Baghdad Governorate, Iraq A civilian has been killed and three others have been injured when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Al-Taji district of Baghdad province.[196] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
31 Suicide bombings 4 (+2) 44 Konduga, Nigeria Four people were killed and 44 others sustained injuries in multiple suicide bomb attacks at a Konduga community and the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons camp.[197][198] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency

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