List of terrorist incidents in June 2015

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This is a timeline of terrorist incidents which took place in June 2015, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives.

List guidelines[edit]

  • To be included, entries must be notable (have a stand-alone article) and described by a consensus of reliable sources as "terrorism".
  • List entries must comply with the guidelines outlined in the manual of style under MOS:TERRORIST.
  • Casualties figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident including immediate casualties and later casualties (such as people who succumbed to their wounds long after the attacks occurred).
  • Casualties listed are the victims. Perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. x (+y) indicate that x victims and y perpetrators were killed/injured).
  • Casualty totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus (+) sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 10+ indicates that at least 10 people have died) – the actual toll could be considerably higher. A figure with a plus (+) sign may also indicate that over that number of people are victims.
  • If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will also be underlined.
  • Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occur in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Suicide bombing 41 63 Randi, Iraq Three suicide bombers in humvees attacked an Iraqi police station in the Tharthar region in northern Al Anbar Governorate. Forty-one security forces were killed along with an sixty-three members wounded. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[1] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
2 Stabbing 0 (+1) 0 Massachusetts, United States Police investigating a planned Islamic terrorist attack on police confronted Usaama Rahim to question him. He pulled out a military knife, and was eventually shot and killed by police as he approached them with the knife. David Wright was later arrested and charged with planning a terrorist attack with Usaama Rahim.[2] Lone wolf Terrorism in the United States
4 Ambush 20 11 Manipur, India 2015 Manipur ambush: The attack, in the Chandel district of Manipur State close to the border with Myanmar, was carried out against a small convoy of army vehicles traveling from one army camp to another in the hilly and forested area about 60 miles south of the state capital, Imphal.[3] Unknown Insurgency in Northeast India
7 Arson 0 0 Mississauga, Canada Assailants ignited incendiary devices targeting trucks of Harlan Laboratories in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. There were no casualties in the attack; however, two trucks were damaged by the fire. Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the group targeted the company because it supplies animals for laboratory research.[4] Animal Liberation Front Terrorism in Canada
8 Suicide bombing, shooting 7 (+19) North Waziristan, Pakistan 19 militants and seven soldiers were killed by suicide bombing and exchange of gunfire in North Waziristan, Pakistan.[5] Unknown War in North-West Pakistan
11 Shooting 2 6 Peshawar, Pakistan Two policemen were killed in an attack by pro-Taliban militants in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[6] Pakistani Taliban War in North-West Pakistan
13 Suicide bombing 11 27 Hajjaj, Iraq Four suicide SUV car bombs went off in an Iraqi police station in the Hajjaj near Tikrit and Baiji. Eleven security forces were killed along with twenty-seven members wounded. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[7] ISIL Iraqi Civil War
15 Suicide bombing 23 100 N'Djamena, Chad Suicide bombers on motorcycles detonated themselves near police headquarters[8] in N'Djamena on the 15th.[9] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
17 Shooting 9 1 Charleston, South Carolina, United States The Charleston church shooting was a mass shooting and hate crime that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. During a prayer service, nine people, were killed by the gunman. Dylann Roof Terrorism in the United States
17 Raid 38 0 Diffa Region, Niger At least 38 people were killed by Boko Haram militants in raids on two villages (Ungumawo and Lamina) in Niger's Diffa Region.[10] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
17 Bombing 63 Monguno, Nigeria Monguno bombing: A large sack containing homemade bombs exploded in Monguno, Nigeria, causing 63 deaths.[11] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
22 Car bomb, Shooting 9 40 Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul Parliament attack: On 22 June 2015, the Taliban detonated a car bomb outside the National Assembly in Kabul, and Taliban fighters attempted to storm the building. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was timed to coincide with a parliamentary speech of the new defense minister Mohammed Masoom Stanekzai. Taliban War in Afghanistan
22–23 Shooting 42 0 Borno, Nigeria More than 42 people are shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in two attacks on villages in Nigeria's Borno state. Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
23 Suicide bombing 10 0 Gujba, Nigeria A young female suicide bomber (around 12 years of age) killed 10 people in Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria.[12] Unknown Boko Haram insurgency
23 Suicide bombing 30 0 Maiduguri, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up near a crowded mosque in Maiduguri, Nigeria, causing at least 30 deaths.[13] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
24 Suicide bombing 6 6 Mogadishu, Somalia Al Shabaab militants killed at least six people and injured another six in a suicide car bomb attack on a UAE relief convoy in Mogadishu. Out of the killed, four were civilians, and no UAE official was hurt in the attack.[14] Al Shabaab Somali Civil War
25–29 Massacre, Suicide bombing, Hostage-taking 223–233 300+ Barkh Butan, Kobani, Syria Kobanî massacre: On 25 June 2015, ISIL bombers detonated three car bombs in Kobanî, close to the Turkish border crossing. ISIL Syrian Civil War
25 Bombing, Mass shooting 8 24 Baghdad, Iraq Five separate bombings and a shooting incident in Baghdad killed at least eight and injured more than two dozen people.[15] ISIL (suspected) Iraqi Civil War
25 Bombing 0 0 Tumaco, Colombia An explosion of a trans-Andean oil pipeline in Tumaco by the FARC front 48, resulting in the spill of 410 thousand gallons of crude oil. Considered the "worst ecological damage of the decade".[16][17] FARC Front 48 Colombian conflict
26 Suicide bombing 20 0 Hasakeh, Syria An ISIL suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in the city of Hasakeh. ISIL Syrian Civil War
26 Bombing, Beheading 1 2 Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack: One attacker decapitated one person and blew up a gas canister in a factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon. One person was killed and two were injured. The attacker wrote unknown Arabic writings on the severed head of his victim and placed it near the entrance of the factory. The attackers claimed association with an Islamist organisation, leaving a flag behind. One attacker was killed and the other arrested.[18] ISIL Wave of Terror in Europe
26 Suicide bombing 27 (+1) 227 Kuwait City, Kuwait 2015 Kuwait mosque bombing: At least 27 people are killed and another 227 were injured after a suicide bombing at the Imam Sadiq mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait.[19] ISIL
26 Mass shooting 38 (+1) 40 Sousse, Tunisia Sousse attacks: In the Tunisian town of Sousse, 38 people (mostly Western tourists, with the majority being British) were killed by armed gunmen. ISIL claimed responsibility.[20] The main gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the army and armed police. ISIL ISIL insurgency in Tunisia
26 Attack 70 27 Leego, Somalia Battle of Leego (2015): Al Shabaab militants attack an African Union base in the Leego district of Somalia and kills more than 70 African Union soldiers and seizes control of their military base.[21] Al Shabaab Somali Civil War
27 Shooting 3 (+8) 0 Nara, Mali Suspected Islamist militants attacked an army base in Nara, Mali leaving three soldiers and eight attackers dead. Unknown Insurgency in the Maghreb
27 Bombing 12 34 Baghdad, Iraq A series of bombs across Baghdad killed at least 12 people and injured 34 people. ISIL is suspected to be responsible for the attacks.[15] ISIL (suspected) Iraqi Civil War
28 Suicide bombing 5 15 Maiduguri, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up causing at least five deaths and injuries to 15 others near a hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria.[22] Boko Haram (suspected) Boko Haram insurgency
29 Bombing 11 0 N'Djamena, Chad Five Chadian security officials and six militants was killed during an explosion in a raid in the capital N'Djamena. Unknown
29 Car bomb 28 0 Sana'a, Yemen A car bomb explodes behind a military hospital in the Yemeni capital Sanaa causing 28 casualties. ISIL has claimed responsibility. ISIL Iraqi Civil War
29 Shooting 1 3 Shilo, West Bank 2015 Shvut Rachel shooting: Four Israelis were shot and injured in a drive-by shooting attack near Shilo. One of them died in hospital in the day after. The PFLP and Hamas both claimed responsibility for the act, but official investigation attributed the shooting to Hamas.[23][24] PFLP Israeli–Palestinian conflict
29 Car bomb 1 4 Cairo, Egypt Assassination of Hisham Barakat: Egypt's state prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed by a remotely detonated car bomb in Cairo, Egypt. Two civilians and two police officers were injured by the attack.[25] Unknown
30 Shelling 0 0 Balochistan, Pakistan Assailants fired a rocket at a Frontier Corps checkpoint in Hoshab, Balochistan province, Pakistan. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.[26] Unknown Balochistan insurgency
30 Suicide bombing 2 51 Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan A suicide car bomb near the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan killed two civilians and injured 51.[27] Unknown War in Afghanistan
30 Suicide bombing 1 22 Kabul, Afghanistan A suicide car bomb targeting an international convoy killed one civilian and wounded 22 others in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.[27] Taliban War in Afghanistan
30 Arson 1(+1) 20+ Kanagawa, Japan A man has burnt himself to death at shinkansen(bullet train). It caused that a woman is killed and 20+ people are injured.[28][29] Unknown

Total incidents: 35


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  2. ^ Johnson, Kevin; MacDonald, G. Jeffrey (June 3, 2015). "Documents: Boston terror suspect planned knife attacks on 'boys in blue'". USA Today. Archived from the original on February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Kumar, Hari (4 June 2015). "20 Indian Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Manipur". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  4. ^ "ALF Claims Responsibility for Arson in Mississauga, Canada," Speaking of Research, June 15, 2015."
  5. ^ "Gunfire, Suicide Bombing In Pakistan's North Waziristan Kills 19 Militants, 7 Soldiers". International Business Times. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
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  8. ^ "Chad suicide attacks kill many in N'Djamena". BBC News. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Statement – United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria". Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  10. ^ Aminu, Abubakar. "Boko Haram raids villages in Niger, kills dozens". CNN. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Bombs found in abandoned Boko Haram camp kill 63 in Nigeria". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Nigeria violence: 'At least 40 dead' in Boko Haram attack". BBC. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Nigeria: 2 girl suicide bombers kill 30 in northeast Nigeria". IBNLive. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Terror attack on UAE aid convoy kills 6 in Somalia; diplomats safe". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
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  19. ^ "Suicide bombing killed 27 people in Kuwait City". USA Today. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  20. ^ "Tunisia attack: Britain must prepare for high death toll, PM warns". BBC News. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Al-Shabab Attack Kills Scores of AU Soldiers". VOA. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
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  23. ^ Chaim Levinson and Gili Cohen (30 June 2015). "Four wounded, one seriously, in West Bank shooting attack". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  24. ^ "Israeli man wounded in West Bank terror shooting dies in Jerusalem hospital". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  25. ^ "Egypt's state prosecutor killed in Cairo bomb attack". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  26. ^ Highlights: Pakistan Balochistan Press 1 July 2015, OSC Summary, July 1, 2015
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  28. ^ "2 Dead After Self-Immolation on Japanese Bullet Train". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  29. ^ "Japan bullet train 'self-immolation' fire kills two". BBC. Retrieved 25 September 2018.