Major terror attacks world over

11 11 2008


Here’s a map indicating countries around the world affected by terrorism. Figures denote the number of lives lost to the menace.

Major terror attacks around the world
Venkatesha Babu
Source: Indiatoday
Mumbai, April 30, 2007

Here’s a list of some of the major terror attacks that have taken place the world over.

The Marriott after the blast September 20, 2008: A massive suicide truck bomb attack on The Marriott hotel in Islamabad kills over 60.
September 6, 2008: Over 50 people are killed in two blasts that rip through Peshawar.
July 7, 2008: At least 58 are killed when an automobile laden with explosives blows up in front of the Indian embassy in Kabul.
June 17, 2008: Over 63 are killed when a minibus laden with explosives is detonated in a marketplace in Baghdad.
Benazir, minutes before the attack
February 1, 2008: Over 98 people are killed when mentally unstable women were strapped with explosives and blown up in a Baghdad market.
January 16, 2008: Civilian bus bombed in Buttala, Sri Lanka. At least 30 are killed.
January 10, 2008: 23 killed in suicide attack in Pakistan.
December 27, 2007: Benazir Bhutto is assassinated. At least 24 others are also killed in the attack on her rally in Rawalpindi.
November 6, 2007: Eighty people are killed in an explosion outside a sugar factory in Afghanistan.
October 18, 2007: 136 people are killed in an attack upon the return of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi.
Mangled remains of a bus during the London blasts
August 14, 2007: As many as 500 people are killed in Qahtaniya, Iraq.
April 18, 2007: A series of explosions in Baghdad register a massive toll of 198 people.
March 27, 2007: Two truck bombs kill over 152 and injure 347 in Tal Afar.
March 6, 2007: 114 Shiite pilgrims are killed in Hilla, Iraq.
January 22, 2007: At least 131 are killed in a suicide attack in an Iraq market.
November 23, 2006: At least 215 people are killed in a series of car bomb attacks in Iraq’s Sadr City.
July 9, 2006: 40 Sunni civilians are massacred by Shia militants in Baghdad.
April 11, 2006: 57 Sunni worshippers are killed in an attack in Karachi.
Damaged remains of a train after blasts in Madrid
July 7, 2005: 56 people are killed in blasts in one double-decker bus and three underground trains in London.
March 19, 2005: Fifteen people are killed, 10 of them policemen, in two explosions in Thailand.
September 1-3, 2004: Beslan school hostage situation in Russia results in the loss of 344 lives, mainly children.
March 11, 2004: Blasts in commuter trains in Madrid kill 191.
March 2, 2004: Suicide blasts in Shia holy sites kill 181 in Iraq.
February 27, 2004: 116 people are killed in a ferry bombing in the Philippines.
December 5, 2003: Suicide attack on a train in Russia kills at least 46.
The twin towers of the World Trade Center
August 1, 2003: Explosion in hospital in Mozdok (Russia) kills at least 50.
May 12, 2003: A truck bomb attack on a government building in the Chechen town of Znamenskoye kills 59.
March 13, 2003: Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic is assassinated by snipers.
September 11, 2001: Attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon kill 2,997 people immediately, making the incident the most catastrophic terror attack known to man.
March 24, 2001: 23 dead and 93 injured in three bomb attacks in Russia.

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