Terrorism

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  • World Trade Center Bombing

    a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The bomb was intended to knock the North Tower into the South Tower, bringing both towers down and killing thousands of people. It failed to do so, but did kill six people and injured more than a thousand.The attack was planned by a group of conspirators including Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh,
  • Unabomber Second Victim

    Advertising executive, Thomas J. Mosser, is killed after opening a mail package from the Unabomber, being the second fatality of the mailbomb campaign.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    A truck bomb shattered the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 people-including children playing in the building's day care center. Right-wing terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were convicted in the bombing.
  • Unabomber Final Attack

    1995 April 24: Timber industry lobbyist, Gilbert P. Murray, is the third and final fatal victim of the Unabomber's mailbomb campaign.
  • Khobar Towars Bombing

    Saudi Arabia – In all, 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi were killed and 372 wounded, by Hizballah Al-Hijaz (Saudi Hizballah) with Iranian support, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
  • Centennial Olympic Park Bombing

    Centennial Olympic Park Bombing
    1996 July 27: Centennial Olympic Park bombing by Eric Robert Rudolph occurred in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Atlanta Olympics. One person was killed and 111 injured. In a statement released in 2005 Rudolph said the motive was to protest abortion and the "global socialist" Olympic Movement.
  • Empire State Shooting

    1997 February 24: 69-year-old Palestinian Ali Hassan Abu Kamal opens fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland and France before turning the gun on himself.A handwritten note carried by the gunman claims this was a punishment attack against the "enemies of Palestine"(Israel).
  • Embassy Bombings

    Embassy Bombings
    U.S. embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, killing 225 people and injuring more than 4,000, by al-Qaeda,
  • Operation Desert Fox

    United States and the United Kingdom led a 3 day bombing on Iraq for their failure to comply with the United Nations Security Council and interference with United Nations Special Comission inspectors.
  • USS Cole Bombing

    USS Cole Bombing
    a suicide attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole while it was harbored and refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden. Seventeen American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured. The terrorist organization al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. A U.S. judge has held Sudan liable for the attack.
  • Temple Beth El (Syracuse, New York)

    Palestinian-American Ramsi Uthman set fire to a synagogue in New York. Ramsi was a naturalized U.S. citizen. When he set the fire on the temple, he yelled, "I did this for you, God!"
  • University of Washington firebombing incident

    University of Washington firebombing incident
    A firebomb was set off at Merlin Hall at the University of Washington by the Earth Liberation Front. This group stated that Bradshaw, a researcher in the hall, was engineering trees and puttin gthem out to the environment. Bradshaw denied their allegations.
  • September 11 Attacks

    September 11 Attacks
    A series of four coordinated suicide bombing attacks on the World Trade Centers, The Pentagon, and other targets. The attacks led to over 3,000 deaths and the blame is given to the terrorist organixation Al- Qaeda
  • Mailbox Pipe Bomber

    Luke Helder, known as the "Mailbox Pipe Bomber" put bombs in people's mailboxes in order to creat a smiley face on the map of the U.S. It was later found that he wanted to gain attention and wanted to experiment with the idea of life and death. 6 people were hurt in total, and no one died.
  • Los Angeles Airport Shooting

    Los Angeles Airport Shooting
    Hesham Mohamed Hadayet open fired in the Los Angeles airport. 5 were wounded and 1 was killed. A security guard shot and killed Hesam and it was concluded that he wanted to make a point about the treatment of Palestinian people in airports. He acted alone.
  • Assassination attempt

    Hamid Karzai in Kandahar City was the target. However, when the gun man opened fire, the governor of Kandahar was injured. This was an assasination attempt. The president's personal body guard knoced the criminal down.
  • Beltway Sniper Attacks

    Beltway Sniper Attacks
    John Allen Muhammad was convicted of killing at least 10 people. He worked with another man named Lee Boyd Malvo. Both of these criminals have planned three phases of killing around in Virginia, Baltimore, and Canada. However the phase 1 part of the plan did not work out. The killings were in a span of about 20 days.
  • Assassination attempt on Karzai

    A missile missed the helicopter "Chinook." Although it was questionable of the actual assasination, there was still a celar indication of a assasination of the Afghan president
  • Car Bombing in Hilla, Iraq

    Car Bombing in Hilla, Iraq
    Terrorist groups set of a car bomb outside of a medical clinic in Hilla, Iraq, killing 135 people.
  • Commuter Train Bombing in Mumbai, India

    Commuter Train Bombing in Mumbai, India
    A Middle Eastern terrorist group hijacked and bombed a series of commuter trains in Mumbai, India, killing 200 people.
  • Truck Bombing in Baghdad, Iraq

    Truck Bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
    An Al-Qaeda branch set off a truck bomb in a crowded marketplace in Baghdad, killing 137 innocent civilians.
  • Bombings and Civil Attacks on pilgrims in Hilla, Iraq

    Bombings and Civil Attacks on pilgrims in Hilla, Iraq
    Two bombs were set off and other physical attacks killed 137 pilgrims in Hilla, Iraq.
  • CNN Reports Potential Cost to Keep Soldiers Over Seas

    CNN Reports Potential Cost to Keep Soldiers Over Seas
    According to CNN, the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and anti terrorist efforts abroad could cost the country $2.4 trillion
  • Indian Embassy in Afghanistan Bombed

    A suicide-bomber drove an explosives-laden automobile into the front gates of the Indian embassy.58 killed and 150+ injured.
  • Iraqi Rebels Bomb Government Buildings in Baghdad, Iraq

    Iraqi Rebels Bomb Government Buildings in Baghdad, Iraq
    Radical rebels set off multiple bombs at government buildings in Baghdad, killing 102 government officials and civilians.
  • Counterinsurgency Plan is Revealed

    The New York Times reproted that in 2003, the US Army implimented a new strategy in Afghanistan. The plan was unsuccessful and proved to be very costly in terms of time, money, and soldiers.
  • Suicide Car Bombing

    Khost Province, Afghanistan. A suicide car bomber struck an Afghan military building in Khost Province killing 19 and wounded 23.
  • Attack on Afghani Police HQ

    Attack on Afghani Police HQ
    Kandahar, Afghanistan . The Taliban attacked the police HQ in the city of Kandahar. There were two suicide bombers and a car bomb exploded near the building as gun fire and a rocket struck the building. The attack killed 15 and wounded 49.
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    Iraq War

    Invasion of Iraq launched by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. Started in search of WMDs and led to capture of Dictator Saddam Hussein. Soldiers are still stationed in Iraq to establish order as they rebuild their government.
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    Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan Nearly Double from 2005-2006