List of terrorist incidents in July–December 2014

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This is a timeline of terrorist incidents which took place in the second half of 2014, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives.

List guidelines[edit]

  • 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).
  • The casualties listed are the victims, perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. (+1 perpetrator) indicate that along with the victims of the attack, one perpetrator was also 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.
  • 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.

July[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Shooting 1 Unknown Kabul, Afghanistan An Australian soldier was killed in a terrorist attack.[3] Taliban War in Afghanistan
2 Kidnapping, followed by torturing and murdering the victim 1 Jerusalem, Israel Kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir: Three Jews kidnapped a Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, from Shuafat to the Jerusalem Forest. Subsequently, they beat him and burned him alive. Yosef Chaim Ben David and 2 minors Israeli–Palestinian conflict
4 Airliner shootdown 298 Eastern Ukraine Separatist terrorist from Donbas shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 using a Russian sponsored anti-aircraft missile. Donbas Separatists Ukrainian Conflict
8 Suicide bombing 17 (+1) Unknown Parwan Province, Afghanistan Suicide bomber killed 17 people, including 5 Czech NATO troops and 2 police officers, near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan Province.[4] Taliban War in Afghanistan
19 Grenade attack, bombing, shooting 100+ Damboa, Nigeria Boko Haram militants killed more than hundred people using rocket-propelled grenades, homemade bombs and guns in Damboa, Nigeria.[5] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency

Total incidents: 5

August[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Vehicular assault 1 (+1 terrorist) 6 Jerusalem, Israel 2014 Jerusalem tractor attack: A Palestinian attacker rammed the front end of a massive construction excavator into an Israeli bus, overturning the vehicle and killing a pedestrian before he was shot and killed by a police officer.[6] Palestinian assailant Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Total incidents: 1

September[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
2 Bombing 4 near Kidal, Mali Four Chadian United Nations peacekeepers were killed by an explosion near Kidal, Mali.[7] al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
19 Bombing 1 3 General Santos, Philippines A bomb killed a person and injuring three.[8] Jemaah Islamiyah
19 Shooting ≈30 1 Mainok, Borno State, Nigeria Boko Haram militants killed about 30 people at a busy market in Mainok, Borno State, Nigeria.[9] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
23 Melee attack attacker 2 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings: 18-year-old Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in Endeavour Hills, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was then shot dead.[10] Numan Haider (lone wolf)
26 Bombing 50+ 54 Xinjiang, China Explosions at two police stations, a shop and a produce market killed more than 50 people and injured another 54 in Xinjiang, China.[11] Turkistan Islamic Party Xinjiang conflict

Total incidents: 5

October[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
9 Suicide bombing 47 75 Sana'a, Yemen A suicide bomber detonated in a district where a Houthis rally was to take place.[12] Unknown Houthi insurgency in Yemen
9 Suicide bombing 20 15 Mukalla, Yemen A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a military outpost killing 20 soldiers and injuring 15 people.[12] Unknown Houthi insurgency in Yemen
20 Vehicular assault 1 (+1 attacker) 1 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada 2014 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu ramming attack:A radicalized Islamic convert, Martin Couture-Rouleau, attacked 2 Canadian soldiers with his car, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.[13] Couture-Rouleau died after being shot by the police.[14] Lone wolf
22 Shooting 1 (+1 attacker) 3 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa: An Islamic convert, later identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, attacked at the National War Memorial with a rifle, shooting and killing military reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Zehaf-Bibeau ran into Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, and the RCMP.[15] Event found unrelated to prior terrorist attack [16] Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (lone wolf)
22 Vehicular assault 2 (+1 attacker) 7 East Jerusalem October 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack: A driver rammed his vehicle into a group of people waiting on the platform for the Jerusalem Light Rail, killing a three-month-old female infant and wounding eight others. The Israeli government called it a terrorist attack.[17] Four days later an Ecuadorian tourist died from her injuries.[18] Hamas operative Israeli–Palestinian conflict
23 Melee attack 1 (attacker) 3 Queens, New York 2014 NYC hatchet attack: A radicalized Islamic convert, Zale F. Thompson, charged at four NYPD officers with a hatchet. He injured two of them, and was shot and killed by the other two. A bystander was shot by police.[19] Lone wolf
30 Mass murder 255 0 Hīt, Iraq Assailants executed 150 soldiers and policemen and 75 members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Hīt town, Al Anbar governorate, Iraq. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to ISIL.[20] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
31 Bombing 4 32 Gombe, Nigeria Explosives were concealed on a bus and detonated during rush hour. 13 vehicles were destroyed and at least 4 people were killed and 32 injured.[21] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency

Total incidents: 9

November[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Suicide bombing 9 (1+ attacker) Logar Province, Afghanistan A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle fitted with explosives at a joint post of local police and soldiers in the Azra District of the Logar Province. Nine Afgan security forces personnel had been killed being made of six police officers and three soldiers. The Taliban claimed responsibility in an email to the media.[22] Taliban War in Afghanistan
1 Suicide bombing 24 (1+ attacker) >53 Baghdad, Iraq Two attacks occurred during preparations for Ashoura killing 24 people and injuring at least 53. An explosive-laden truck detonated by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint leading into Baghdad was the first attack, 20 were killed and at least 53 injured. A second bombing occurred on Baghdad's Palestine Street near a tent serving refreshments to Shi'ite pilgrims, Four were killed.[23] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
2 Car bomb 28 67 Baghdad, Iraq Multiple car bombs detonated in the Saidiyah neighbourhood, Sadoun street and Sadr City all targeting hospitality tents for Ashoura. 20 were injured in the attack on Saidiyah, while five were killed and thirteen injured in Sadoun street and thirteen killed and thirty-four injured in Sadr City.[24] ISIL[25] Iraqi Civil War
3 Shooting 5 >1 al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia Three unknown masked gunmen shot at a group of people killing five and injuring at least one. The attack occurred on Ashura and is thought to be targeting Shi'ite Muslims. Six people have since been arrested and one suspect has been killed.[26][27] Unknown
4 Bombing 13 39 Baghdad, Iraq Multiple attacks occurred across Baghdad including two IEDs, a car bomb and mortar fire, which killed 13 and injured at least 39 people. Five were killed and eleven wounded by a bomb in the suburb in Nahrawan, three were killed and a further eleven wounded in Amil, while a roadside bomb killed two soldiers. Three mortars also landed on the edge of the district Khazimiyah killing five Shi'ite pilgrims and wounding 17.[25] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
5 Assassination 1 0 Mombasa, Kenya Sheikh Salim Bakari Mwarangi was killed returning from evening prayers from a Likoni area mosque in Mombasa when gunmen approached on a motorbike, slowed down and shot at him before speeding off. Mwarangi has received death threats before since he supported government efforts to stop al-Shabaab's messages. A manhunt and investigation is still ongoing.[28] Unknown
5 Vehicular assault 3 (+1 attacker) 14 Jerusalem, Israel November 2014 Jerusalem vehicular attack: brahim al-Akri plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people at a light rail station in Jerusalem, killing one bystander and injuring fourteen.[29] brahim al-Akri (lone wolf) Israeli–Palestinian conflict
6 Bombing 2 8 Cairo, Egypt A bomb detonated inside a train carriage in Menufiya province in the north of Cairo. Passengers were in progress of evacuated while police were investigating the bomb when it detonated, killing two police officers and injuring eight people.[30] Unknown
7 Bombing 6 3 Mohmand, Pakistan Two roadside bombings occurred in the triban district of Mohmand in Pakistan, aimed at the son of a local peace committee chief. The first bomb stuck the son of the peace committee chief on his motorbike and injuring his friend, while the second bomb hit a passenger van killing five people. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a group split off Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility.[31] Jamaat-ul-Ahrar
9 Suicide bombing 1 (1+ attacker) 6 Kabul, Afghanistan A senior officer of the Kabul police force was killed in a suicide bombing inside the offices of the Kabul police chief which also injured six others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter.[32] Taliban War in Afghanistan
9 Car bombing 37 68 Baghdad and Ramadi, Iraq A spate of bombings occurred across Iraq killing 37 and injuring at least 68. A majority of the attacks were in Baghdad, with one attack on a house in Ramadi which killed six and injured 8. Four car bombs detonated across Baghdad hitting the neighbourhoods of al-Ameen, Zafaraniyah, Sadr and al-Sinaa street in central Baghdad. The deadliest attack was at al-Sinaa street killing 10 and injuring 27, while the attacks on al-Ameen, Zafaraniyah and Sadr killed seven, five and four respectively.[33] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
10 Melee assault 1 0 Tel Aviv, Israel Killing of Sergeant Almog Shiloni: An IDF soldier was critically wounded after being stabbed multiple times in a terror attack at Tel Aviv's Hahagana train station. He later succumbed to his wounds.[34] Lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
10 Grenade 2 1 Karachi, Pakistan A grenade was hurled at a police van, setting it ablaze as the perpetrators escaped on a motorbike.[35] Unknown
10 Shooting 1 1 Rawalpindi, Pakistan Gunmen opened fire on 2 policemen[35] Unknown
11 Melee attack 1 (+1 perpetrator 2 Alon Shvut, West Bank 2014 Alon Shvut stabbing attack: Maher al-Hashlamun tried to run people over with his car at a bus stop and hit a concrete barrier. He then jumped out of the car and stabbed a woman and two men who were standing there. The woman died and the men were taken to the hospital.[36] Maher al-Hashlamun lone wolf)
13 Shooting 0 5 Outside Sinai in the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt An Egyptian Navy vessel was attacked by assailants riding on four fishing boats around 70 km from Egypt in the Mediterranean with preliminary reports saying that the naval vessel had been set alight and exchanges in fire done. At least five servicemen were injured and another eight missing at sea. 32 of the suspected fighters were arrested.[37] Unknown Sinai insurgency
13 Car bombing 0 5 Tripoli, Libya Car bombs stuck the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in Tripoli, Libya injuring five guards. Two were injured at the Egyptian embassy compound while three were injured at the United Arab Emirates embassy compound. Both embassies were empty at the time. The United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan placed blame for the attacks on Fajr Libya and Ansar al-Sharia.[38] Fajr Libya, Ansar al-Sharia Second Libyan Civil War
16 Rocket 0 0 Belfast, Northern Ireland A rocket was fired at an armoured Land Rover in Belfast. The police officers inside were unharmed. It has been blamed on dissident republicans.[39] Dissident republicans
18 Shooting, Melee attack 5 (+2 attackers) 7 Jerusalem, Israel 2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack: Two PFLP activists entered a synagogue with knives, axes and at least one gun. The terrorists opened fire and began swinging their axes indiscriminately. Police nearby rushed in and began to fight against the terrorists, and succeed in killing them. Four people praying were killed and at least eight wounded, one seriously.[40][41] Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Israeli–Palestinian conflict
23 Suicide bombing 61 Yahyakhel District, Afghanistan 2014 Yahyakhel suicide bombing: Suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a volleyball match, killing 61. Many children were among the dead and wounded.[42] Haqqani network War in Afghanistan
25 Suicide bombing 78 Maiduguri, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers detonated explosions killing 78 people in Maiduguri, Nigeria.[43] Unknown
27 Bombing 40 Marabi-Mubi junction, Nigeria A roadside bomb killed 40 people including 5 soldiers at a bus station in Marabi-Mubi junction, Nigeria.[44] Unknown
28 Shooting 1 (assailant) Austin, Texas A man was killed while shooting at the Austin police department headquarters after shooting at a federal courthouse and a Mexican consultate, which he tried to set on fire. Later investigation showed that he identified with the Phineas Priesthood and had 34 targets in total.[45] Phineas Priesthood
29 Bombing, Melee attack 4 (+ 11 assailants) 14 Xinjiang, China 11 assailants attacked a crowded market throwing explosives and stabbing people with knives in Xinjiang, China. Chinese police killed the 11 assailants in the aftermath of the attack.[46] Unknown Xingjang conflict

Total incidents: 24

December[edit]

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Shooting, Ambush 14 12 Chhattisgarh, India 14 CRPF personnel were shot dead and others 12 were wounded in an ambush in south Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.[47] Naxalites Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
1 Suicide bombing 5 47 Maiduguri, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers detonated explosions at a crowded market place in Maiduguri, Nigeria.[48] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
2 Shooting 36 Mandera, Kenya Al-Shabaab militants killed 36 non-Muslim miners at a stone quarry at 1am in Mandera, Kenya.[49] Al-Shabaab
4 Bombing 1 10 Quetta, Pakistan A remote-controlled bomb detonated in Quetta, Pakistan, killing at least one and injuring 10.[50] Unknown
10 Suicide bombing 4 7 Kano, Kano State, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers detonated explosions near a busy market in Kano, Nigeria.[51] Unknown
11 Shooting 30 Gajiganna, Borno State, Nigeria Boko Haram militants killed 30 people and destroyed houses in Gajiganna, Borno State, Nigeria.[52] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
13 Kidnapping 32 185 kidnapped Gumsuri, Borno State, Nigeria 2014 Gumsuri kidnappings: 185 people in the village of Gumsuri were kidnapped, and 32 people were killed.[53] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
15 Shooting, Hostage taking 2 (+1 attacker) 4 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2014 Sydney hostage crisis: Iranian-Australian self-proclaimed sheikh and ISIS sympathizer Mon Haron Monis took 17 people hostage inside the Lindt Chocolat Cafe at Martin Place for 16 hours before a shootout with police, resulting in the death of 2 hostages.[54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61] lone wolf
16 Suicide Bombing 25+[62][63][64] Rada' District, Yemen 2014 Rada' bombings: Al-Qaeda militants targeted Houthi militants with two bombs. The first struck a gathering point where a group of Houthis were located; he second did not make it far enough and blew up next to a bus carrying children home from school.[65][66][67] AQAP Houthi insurgency in Yemen
16 Suicide bombing, Mass shooting, 144 114 Peshawar, Pakistan 2014 Peshawar school massacre: Seven gunmen with ties to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan dressed in military uniforms scaled the walls to the Army Public School opening fire on students and teachers and planting bombings in classrooms. One hundred and forty-five were killed, including one hundred and thirty-two children.[68] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan War in North-West Pakistan
18 Bombing 3 Damadola, Pakistan Three paramilitary troopers were killed by a roadside bomb in Damadola, Pakistan.[69] Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (suspected) War in North-West Pakistan
20 Stabbing 1 (perpetrator) 3 Joue-les-Tours, France 2014 Tours police station stabbing Bertrand Nzohabonayo (lone wolf)
21 Vehicular attack 0 11 Dijon, France 2014 Dijon attack Lone Wolf
22 Vehicular attack 1 9 (+1) Nantes, France 2014 Nantes attack Lone Wolf
22 Bombing 27 60 Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria 2014 Gombe bus station bombing: At least 27 people died and another 60 were injured after a bomb exploded in a bus station in Gombe, Nigeria[70] Unknown
24 Suicide bombing 33 55 Madaen, Iraq At least 33 people died and another 55 were injured in a suicide attack in Madaen, Iraq.[71] Unknown Iraqi Civil War
28–29 Shooting 84 3 Mozogo district, Far North Region, Cameroon December 2014 Cameroon clashes: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 23 people and reportedly burned down a village in Cameroon.[72][73] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
28 Bombing 1 3 Bangalore, India A low intensity blast killed one woman and injured three men in Bangalore, India.[74] Unknown
31 Bombing 2 35 Mlang, Philippines The public market in Mlang town was subjected to bombings killing two people and wounding 35 others. It was suspected that the bombings were retaliation for the arrest of a guerrilla bomb expert linked to a prior bombing on November 23. Authorities suspected that the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) or the Al-Khobar extortion ring may be behind the incident. The BIFF denied responsibility for the attacks, claiming it only targets military positions and not civilians.[75] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
or the
Al-Khobar ring
(suspected)
31 Bombing 49 (+1 Perpetrator) 70 Ibb, Yemen A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device targeting a Huthi religious celebration at the Culture Center in Ibb city, Yemen. In addition to the assailant, 49 people were killed and 70 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).[76] AQAP Houthi insurgency in Yemen

Total Incidents: 20

See also[edit]

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