List of terrorist incidents in January 2019

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This is a list of some of the terrorist, alleged terrorist, or suspected terrorist incidents which took place in January 2019, including incidents by violent non-state actors for political, religious, or ideological motives.


  • 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: 7

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Shooting, arson 49 ? Barsalogho Department, Burkina Faso Yirgou Massacre: 49 people were killed in both jihadist attacks and ethnic clashes caused by jihadists. The events started when a jihadist group killed 6 people. Afterward, people from the ethnic group of the Mossi retaliated against the Fulani community, committing many acts of violence in which 43 were killed. In total 49 people were killed and many were injured in both of the attacks. A total of 6,103 people are displaced. The events occurred in the area of Barsaloglo.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Jihadists and Mossi attackers Insurgency in the Maghreb
15 Suicide bombing, shootings, hostage-taking 21 (+5) 28 Nairobi, Kenya 2019 Nairobi hotel attack: At least one suicide bomber stormed the luxury complex DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi and detonated his explosives. Several gunmen took hostages and attacked the hotel with firearms. At least 21 people were killed including a British and an American citizen, 28 other people were injured and five attackers were also killed.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Al-Shabaab Terrorism in Kenya
16 Suicide Bombing 19 (+1) 3 Manbij, Syria 2019 Manbij bombing: 19 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack perpetrated by ISIL. US military announced four US personnel were among the dead, 3 US Service members were also wounded.[13][14] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
17 Suicide car bombing 20 (+1) 68 Bogotá, Colombia 2019 Bogotá car bombing: In the Colombian capital city of Bogotà, 20 people were killed and 68 others were injured when a car entered a police school compound. When it was stopped by guards at a checkpoint, the driver accelerated and hit a wall, and the car exploded.[15][16][17][18] José Aldemar Rodríguez, aka Mocho Kiko (ELN) Colombian conflict
21 Suicide car bombing, shooting 36–126 (+3) 58–70 Maidan Shar, Afghanistan Maidan Shar attack: A defense ministry official stated that 126 security personnel were killed and around 70 others were injured, when the Taliban attacked a military checkpoint in Maidan Shar. The assault begun when an attacker rammed a vehicle full of explosives in the compound, then two other attackers stormed the compound and opened gunfire, before being killed.[19][20][21] NDS' reports however showed only 36 killed and 58 injured.[22] Taliban War in Afghanistan
27 Bombings 22 102 Jolo, Sulu, Philippines 2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings: 22 people, were killed and 102 others were injured when two bombs exploded in a cathedral during Sunday mass in Jolo, Philippines. The Islamic State-related branch of Abu Sayyaf terror group Ajang Ajang faction was behind the attack.[23][24] Abu Sayyaf Moro Conflict
29 Suicide bombings, shooting, grenade attack 9 (+3) 22 Loralai, Pakistan 2019 Loralai attack: 9 people including civilians and policemen were killed and 22 others were injured when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) office in Pakistan's Loralai, the Tehrik-i-Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.[25][26] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Death toll in Burkina Faso ethnic clashes rises to 46". The Defense Post. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  2. ^ "Jihadist attack on Yirgou residents leads to 46 deaths, many injured". Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  3. ^ "Death toll from Burkina militant attack rises to 46 civilians". Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  4. ^ "13 dead in Burkina Faso after suspected jihadist attack". Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  5. ^ "13 killed in inter-communal violence in Burkina Faso". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  6. ^ "Violences à Yirgou : 49 morts et 6 103 personnes déplacées, selon le gouvernement". Le Faso (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  7. ^ "Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege". BBC News. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  8. ^ "Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers". Associated Press. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  9. ^ "Gunmen kill 15 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali extremists". Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  10. ^ correspondent, Jason Burke Africa (16 January 2019). "Nairobi terror attack: gunfire heard hours after minister declares scene secure". Retrieved 21 January 2019 – via
  11. ^ "Africa this week: 14-18 January 2019, as it happened". BBC News. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  12. ^ "PressTV-7 die after explosion, gunshots rock Kenyan capital".
  13. ^ "Four Americans killed, three injured in bomb blast claimed by ISIS in northern Syria". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  14. ^ Zachary Cohen, Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak. "US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria". CNN. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  15. ^ "Policía confirma que son 21 muertos por atentado en escuela de cadetes en Bogotá" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  16. ^ "Policía colombiana confirma que 21 personas murieron en el atentado en Bogotá" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  17. ^ "Suben a 10 los muertos y a 65 los heridos por atentado a Policía en Bogotá" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  18. ^ "Ten killed in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy". Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  19. ^ "Taliban attack kills more than 100 security personnel in central Afghanistan: defense ministry source". Reuters. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  20. ^ "Taliban attack kills 126 security personnel in Afghanistan". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  21. ^ "As many as 100 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack". Al Jazeera. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  22. ^ Shah, Amir; Faiez, Rahim (2019-01-22). "Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attack". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  23. ^ "Jolo blast death toll climbs to 22: military". Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  24. ^ Francis Wakefield (January 29, 2019). "AFP releases names of casualties of Jolo blast". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  25. ^ "Nine persons killed, 22 others injured in attack on DIG office in Balochistan's Loralai". Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  26. ^ "Nine martyred in gun-and-suicide attack on DIG office in Loralai". Retrieved 2019-01-29.