Terrorism Timeline

  • Bombing of the World Trade Centers

    Bombing of the World Trade Centers
  • Oklahoma City bombings

    Oklahoma City bombings
    Car bomb exploded outside Federal office building. 168 people were killed.
  • Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

    Truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American service and injuring hundreds of others.
  • New York City

    Ali Abu Kamal opens fire on tourists at the Empire State Building.
  • Birmingham, Alabama

    The anti-abortion Army of God bombs a health clinic killing a police officer and injuring a worker at the clinic.
  • Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Truck bombs explode simultaneously near two US Embassies, killing 224 people.
  • Bombing of the USS Cole

    Bombing of the USS Cole
  • Terror Attacks on New York City and Washington

    Terror Attacks on New York City and Washington
  • Karachi, Pakistan bombing

    bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12.
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for westerners, Al-Qaeda suspected
  • 2005 London Underground Bombings

    2005 London Underground Bombings
    Suicide bombers detonated 3 bombs aboard subway trains and a single bomb on a double-decker bus.
  • Amman, Jordan

    suicide bombers hit American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.
  • Multiple truck bombings in Iraq

    Multiple truck bombings in Iraq
    Occurred in Al-Qataniyah and Al-Adnaniyah provinces, 520 people killed
  • Iraq

    A suicide attack kills five American soldiers and two Iraqi policement.
  • Afghanistan

    Four American servicemen are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near a U.S. military vehicle.
  • Afghanistan

    9 U.S. soldiers and at least 15 NATO troops died when Taliban militants boldly attacked an American base in Kunar Province.
  • Afghanistan

    also 19 Aug 2008, as many as 15 suicide bombers backed by about 30 militants attack a U.S. military base.
  • India

    In a series of attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with Americans and foreigners.
  • Iraq

    A suicide bomber kills four American soldiers and their Iraqui translator.
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

    Abdulhakim Muhammad is charged with shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting center.
  • Fort Hood Shooting

    Fort Hood Shooting
    Major Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 29, in the single deadliest shooting to occur on a US Army base.
  • The "Underwear Bomber"

    Nigerian man tried to detonate a bomb hidden in his underwear; device failed to go off
  • New York City

    New York City
    A car bomb is discovered in Times Square, NYC, after smoke is seen coming from a vehicle. Faisal Shahzad pleads guilty to placing the bomb as well as 10 terrorism and weapons charges.
  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Jacksonville, Florida
    A pipe bomb explodes while approximately 60 Muslims are praying in the mosque.
  • Spokane, Washington

    A pipe bomb is discovered along the route of the Martin Luther King Junior memorial march.