Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Daily Misfortune Year 2008

Daily Misfortune Year 2008 ---

United States: 

largest number of attacks is by animal rights, and mysterious "no motive" attacks

  1. 6 killed 21 wounded February 14, 2008. Northern Illinois University shooting 
  2. 6 killed 2 injured February 7, 2008 Kirkwood City Council shooting 
  3. February 21, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA has sued extremists to stop a campaign of terrorism, vandalism and menacing threats 
  4. February 24, 2008 Westside, Santa Cruz, CA: An attempted home invasion by six masked animal rights fanatics 
  5. (Accident that looks like possible attack) 2 killed 21 injured April 24, 2008 Two killed, at least 21 injured after truck crashes into CTA Train station 
  6. 3 arrested June 13, 2008 Toledo  Islamist Terror Plot 
  7. 2 killed 7 injured July 27, 2008 Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church shooting 
  8. July 30, 2008 Santa Cruz, CA: Copies of crudely made pamphlets titled "Murderers and Torturers Alive and Well in Santa Cruz," listing personal information
  9. August 2, 2008 Santa Cruz, CA: UC Santa Cruz Researcher car and home firebombed 
  10. August 12, 2008 Riverside and Chico Hills Two UCLA vans stolen in protest  
  11. August 19, 2008 South Jordan, UT: Utah mink released, records destroyed 
  12. September 2, 2008 Isaac Zamora 2008 Shooting Spree 
  13. September 12, 2008, a Union Pacific freight train and commuter train collided head-on in Chatsworth, California after failure to stop at a red light.
  14. November 4, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Football team mufflers damaged in protest
  15. October 31, 2008 San Francisco, CA: Front door locks glued by vandals
  16. November 8, 2008 Albany, GA: Subway restaurant firebombed
  17. October 31, 2008 Cumberland, MD: Maryland hunting area vandalized
  18. November 20, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: Two cars at UCLA torched blamed on animal protest November 27, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA medical clinic locks vandalized ELF activists glued locks and spray- painted graffiti at a UCLA medical clinic.
  19. December 12, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA van tires slashed ALF extremists claim to have spay- painted and slashed the tires of a UCLA van. 
  20. December 9, 2008 Berkeley, CA: Computer virus sent to Berkeley lab
  21. December 29, 2008 Baltimore, MD: Letter bombs sent to John Hopkins researchers
Month February 2008
    1. 1 killed in spy bombing February 12, 2008 attack CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing Washington Post Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, a team of CIA spotters in the Syrian capital was tracking his movements. As Mughniyah approached a parked SUV, a bomb planted in a spare tire on the back of the vehicle exploded,, was killed instantly. device was triggered remotely from Tel Aviv by agents with Mossad... United States helped build the bomb... U.S. involvement in the killing, which was confirmed by five former U.S. intelligence officials, also pushed American legal boundaries. Mughniyah was targeted in a country where the United States was not at war. Moreover, he was killed in a car bombing, a technique that some legal scholars see as a violation of international laws that proscribe “killing by perfidy” — using treacherous means to kill or wound an enemy. “It is a killing method used by terrorists and gangsters,”
    2. 6 killed 21 wounded February 14, 2008. Northern Illinois University shooting Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, The gunman shot and killed himself before police arrived. It was the fifth-deadliest university shooting in US history. cnn:  A former student who killed five people at Northern Illinois University last Valentine's Day had been drummed out of the Army for hiding his psychiatric history and expressed admiration for famous murderers. 27-year-old Kazmierczak had been hospitalized several times as a teenager for psychiatric issues and had a history of suicide attempts. During his time at NIU, he wrote a paper called "No Crazies With Guns," in which he used the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech to analyze whether mentally ill people should have access to guns.  murderpedia wikipedia thinkprogress  
    3. 6 killed 2 injured February 7, 2008 Kirkwood City Council shooting Kirkwood, Missouri, United States; a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri gunman went on a shooting rampage at a public meeting in the city hall, leaving six people dead and two others injured. 
    4. February 21, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA has sued extremists to stop a campaign of terrorism, vandalism and menacing threats directed at faculty and administrators . Judge Gerald Rosenberg granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the defendants from harassing UCLA personnel... also requires that personal information about UCLA personnel be removed from Web sites maintained by extremists.. . attempt home invasion of biomedical researcher, injuring the researcher's husband  On three occasions since June 2006, Molotov cocktail-type devices have been left near the homes of UCLA faculty who conduct or oversee research involving animals. In addition, their homes have been vandalized and they have received threatening phone calls, e-mails and, on at least one occasion, a package rigged with razor blades. Extremists have appeared at residences in the middle of the night, worn ski masks to conceal their identity and used megaphones to shout threats, obscenities and epithets.
    5. February 24, 2008 Westside, Santa Cruz, CA: An attempted home invasion by six masked animal rights fanatics occurred at the home of a UCSC faculty member who uses mice in breast cancer research. One of the family members who confronted the intruders after seeing his wife and young children to safety in the rear of the house suffered minor injuries after being hit on the hand. Previous  harassment of UCSC faculty members and staff including harassing phone calls and threatening graffiti vandalism at the victim’s home and those of other faculty members. 
    Month March 2008

    International incidents (Wikipedia) 


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    4 March519Pakistan Lahore. At Naval War College opposite Aitchison College Lahore a twin bomb blast occurred. Five were claimed dead while about 19 are reported to have been injured.

    6 March54≈130Iraq Baghdad. In a popular market in the Karada shopping area, a roadside bomb detonates. As a crowd gathered around the site of the blast, a few minutes later a suicide bomber blew himself up which killed dozens and wounded scores.[50]
    6 March811Israel Jerusalem. Eight students of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem were killed when an attacker armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle entered the yeshiva and opened fire in the library with about 80 people in attendance, most of them teenagers. Eleven others were wounded, including three who were in critical danger. The attacker, a resident of East Jerusalem, was killed by an IDF officer.[51]
    7 March10Spain Mondragón An ETA gunman kills Isaías Carrasco, former town councilor for Mondragón, on his way to work, two days before the General Elections.
    10 March30Iraq Kanaan. A female suicide bomber entered the home of Sheik Thaeir Ghadhban al-Karkhi, a prominent Sunni who had turned against al-Qaeda, and blew herself up, killing al-Karkhi, his 5-year-old niece, and a security guard.[52]
    11 March27≈100Pakistan Lahore. 27 among 13 FIA officials were killed on 11 March 2008 when a massive explosion that 'shook the city'. About 700–800 kilos of explosives were used at FIA HQ Temple Road.
    21 March01Spain Calahorra. A car bomb explodes outside a Guardia Civil barracks in Calahorra, La Rioja, injuring one policeman lightly and causing extensive property damage.[53]
    21 March00Spain Azpeitia. Two small bombs exploded near Azpeitia with minor damage near a television transmitter. No injuries were reported.[54]
    1. March 2, 2008  Murder of Jamiel Andre Shaw II Jamiel Shaw II, a 17 year old  black high school football start was walking home when two Latino men jumped out a car and shot him in the head and back after asking what gang he was in. Gang member Pedro Espinoza was sentenced to death. Espinoza was born in Mexico, immigrated at age 3 without gaining legal status, and accumulated an extensive juvenile record. His one adult conviction was confronting a man at a park while armed and spent months in County jail for that offense from late 2007 to March 1, 2008. He was released the day before he killed Shaw. 
    2. March 5, 2008 NEFA U.S. v. Hassan Abu-Jihaad. Jury in New Haven found Abu-Jihaad guilty of providing material support to terrorists and disclosing classified national defense information. During the trial, federal prosecutors detailed how Abu-Jihaad--a former U.S. Navy signalman--had secretly passed along details regarding the planned movements of U.S. Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf to an Al-Qaida website known as "Azzam Publications." 
    3. March 6, 2008  New York City. A bomb goes off outside an empty military recruiting station in Times Square.[49]

    Month April 2008
    1. (Accident that looks like possible attack) 2 killed 21 injured April 24, 2008 Two killed, at least 21 injured after truck crashes into CTA Train station An empty semitrailer truck driven by Don Wells which had just inexplicably skipped a scheduled cargo pickup drove at full speed as if was out of control with no brakes off an expressway exit ramp. Instead of stopping at the T to turn, it blasted straight through the busy intersection, and without sounding a horn, drove through pedestrians to ram a crowded escalator at the Cermak-Chinatown CTA train station. Two women were killed and 21 others, 7 with critical injuries, and at least 3 were children, were transported to hospitals. The family of the driver was awarded over $1 million in damages after the driver died in June 2008 of his injuries because they argued  a medical condition triggered the crash and should have got medical treatment instead of being arrested and cited for negligent driving before being released without charge.
    Month April 2008

    1. 22 May 2008 Nicky Reilly Aspergers Restaurant Bomber Recruited By Jihad The Exeter bombing was a failed attack which happened on 22 May 2008, at the Giraffe cafe and restaurant in PrincesshayExeter, United Kingdom. Nicky Reilly, 22, a Muslim convert from Plymouth, pleaded guilty to launching a failed suicide attack on 15 October. The bomber was the only person injured.[1]
    Month June 2008
    1. 3 arrested June 13, 2008 Toledo  Islamist Terror Plot Columbus, Ohio Three Ohio residents of arab / muslim descent  Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 29, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 46, and Wassim I. Mazloum, 28, have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from more than 8 years to 20 years for conspiring to commit terrorist acts against Americans overseas, including U.S. military personnel in Iraq, and other terrorism-related violations  Amawi, a citizen of Jordan and the United States, and El Hindi, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Jordan, and Mazloum, a U.S. legal permanent resident from Lebanon, The convictions represented the nation’s first successful trial of a "homegrown terror cell" for terrorism related crimes. Three Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Terrorist Acts Against Americans Overseas
    Month July 2008
    1. 2 killed 7 injured July 27, 2008 Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church shooting  A politically motivated fatal shooting took place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. allegedlyl Motivated by a desire to kill liberals and Democrats, gunman Jim David Adkisson fired a shotgun at members of the congregation during a youth performance of a musical, killing two people and wounding seven others.
    Month July 2008
    1. July 30, 2008 Santa Cruz, CA: Copies of crudely made pamphlets titled "Murderers and Torturers Alive and Well in Santa Cruz," listing names, photos, telephone numbers and addresses of University of California, Santa Cruz and filled with threatening language were left in a café for anyone to take. The two scientists attacked in the August 2 firebombing were named in the pamphlet. One day before the attack, mass e-mails were sent by the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) citing alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act in Santa Cruz and Berkeley.
    Month August 2008
    1. August 2, 2008 Santa Cruz, CA: UC Santa Cruz Researcher car and home firebombed Animal rights terrorists using devices that investigators called "Molotov cocktails on steroids" gutted a car parked outside the campus home of a UCSC researcher. A few minutes later another researcher's home was firebombed, forcing the man, his wife and two young children to escape on a fire ladder from the second story. The researcher injured both feet in the escape, and the house sustained heavy damage. Later that day a third UCSC researcher received a threatening phone call. The FBI is leading the investigation, with over fifty investigators from the police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and UCSU. The attack is considered and act of terrorism and attempted murder
    2. August 12, 2008 Riverside and Chico Hills Two UCLA vans stolen in protest  CA: Animal rights activists claim to have stolen two vans owned by UCLA, in protest of primate research.
    3. August 19, 2008 South Jordan, UT: Utah mink released, records destroyed Animal rights fanatics broke into a farm, released about 650 mink and destroyed breeding records. Dozens of neighbors helped recover the mink, though several died in traffic since they were abandoned by a busy road. Others were found near a local school, nearly dead from stress and dehydration.
    Month September 2008
    1. September 2, 2008 Isaac Zamora 2008 Shooting Spree On September 2, 2008, Isaac Zamora killed a female sheriff's deputy and five civilians as part of a shooting rampage in Skagit County, Washington, while wounding two others. Zamora then led police on a high speed chase, still shooting and killing one motorist. He drove to a sheriff's office and surrendered, where he was subsequently arrested. Deputy Anne Jackson responded to a call made by Zamora's mother, Dennise. When Jackson did not check in with dispatch, police responded to the home and found her dead along with another victim Chester Rose 58. Three more bodies were later discovered. Zamora also shot and wounded a motorcyclist and grazed the arm of a state trooper who was chasing him
    2. September 12, 2008, a Union Pacific freight train and commuter train collided head-on in Chatsworth, California, killing 25 people and injuring 135 in an accident officials blamed on the commuter train engineer's failure to stop at a red light.force
    Month October 2008
    1. October 31, 2008 San Francisco, CA: Front door locks glued by vandals ALF extremists claim to have vandalized the home of a primate researcher at UCSF, super-gluing the front door locks of his home.
    2. October 31, 2008 Cumberland, MD: Maryland hunting area vandalized PETA extremists have continually vandalized a hunting area, destroying aluminiuim and pipe deer stands, stealing some of the materials, and scattering nails on the dirt road. The damage began a year ago, and the activists appear to have been back five or six times, since September this year. Written messages citing PETA left at the scene include threats of arson and more sabotage of deer stands and a structure on the property.
    Month Novermber 2008
    1. November 1, 2008 In western France overhead power lines were apparently shot out by vandals, causing delays for passengers.
    2. November 4, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Football team mufflers damaged in protest ALF extremists claim to have damaged mufflers of cars belong to the UCLA football team in protest of primate research. They threaten further acts at the Rose Bowl game.
    3. November 8, 2008 Albany, GA: Subway restaurant firebombed A makeshift incendiary bomb was thrown at a Subway restaurant, damaging the entrance.
    4. November 8, 2008 Four rail attacks in France sabotaged TGV lines by hooking bars across 25,000 volt power cables, delaying 20,000 passengers on  160 trains.
    5. November 9, 2008 In France, two concrete slabs were placed across railroad tracks which were hit at 150 kph, sustaining some damage but stayed on tracks with some delay. No passengers were injured. Arrests were carried out in three cities by members of France's anti-terrorist police
    6. November 20, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: Two cars at UCLA torched blamed on animal protest Fanatics belonging to a group called Students and Workers for the Liberation of UCLA Primates used incendiary devices to destroy two cars, targeting a UCLA animal researcher. The cars were owned by someone unaffiliated with the university. The criminals apparently got thea ddress wrong. Police and the FBI are investigating.
    7. November 27, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA medical clinic locks vandalized ELF activists glued locks and spray- painted graffiti at a UCLA medical clinic.
    Month December 2008
    1. December 9, 2008 Berkeley, CA: Computer virus sent to Berkeley lab
    2. December 12, 2008 Los Angeles, CA: UCLA van tires slashed ALF extremists claim to have spay- painted and slashed the tires of a UCLA van. December 9, 2008 Berkeley, CA: Computer virus sent to Berkeley lab ALF fanatics claim to have sent a computer virus, embedded in an e-mail, to various workers at the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory at Berkeley.
    3. December 29, 2008 Baltimore, MD: Letter bombs sent to John Hopkins researchers ALF extremists claim to have sent letter bombs to two primate researchers at Johns Hopkins University
    4. 2 killed 2 injured, 2 arrested sentence to death Dec. 12, 2008 At the Woodburn branch of West Coast Bank.  A bomb threat was phoned in to the Wells Fargo Bank branch to get instructions from a cell phone left behind that bank, then police found a green metal box in some bushes at nearby West Coast Bank with a wire sticking out. Officer Hakim didn't wait for X-ray equipment, decided it was a hoax and took it to the bank lobby to take it apart while Tennant and Russell stayed to watch. Hakim said "There, I got it" just as the bomb went off, capture on bank video. Experts believed the bomb was accidentally detonated by a garage door opener or a passing truck driver. The blast killed Oregon State Trooper William Hakim and Woodburn Police Capt. Thomas Tennant. Woodburn Police Chief Scott Russell was critically injured and lost his leg, and wounded bank employee Laura Perkett. The cell phone quickly led to arrests, and a search of the father's house found loaded guns and bomb evidence tossed into a river. Both Bruce Turnidge and son Joshua Turnidge were known for radical anti-government views who feared newly elected president Obama would take away their guns, and had celebrated the Oklahoma City bombing like a game celebration, which they openly shared with FBI agents even as they searched the house. Their biofuel business was failing and laying off employees and they had spoken about robbing a bank, The pair pleaded not guilty, but were both sentenced to death, in 2015 appealing that there were errors.

    International  list of terrorist incidents (wikipedia)
    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    3 January2768Turkey DiyarbakirPKK militants were suspected by Turkish authorities to be behind a car bomb explosion.[1][2]
    7 January≈19≈50Iraq Baghdad. Six bombings.[3]
    10 January≈23≈58Pakistan Lahore. One suicide bomber blew himself up in a police crowd.[4]
    13 January2≈5Burma Yangon. A bomb exploded in a public toilet in a railway station, injuring one woman. This was the third bombing incident in three days. One other took place on Friday, in a railway station toilet in Nay Pyi Taw, killing one woman. Another man died, and four people were injured, when a bomb exploded in Pyu, north of Rangoon.[5]
    14 January11≈55Pakistan Karachi. A bomb exploded in Karachi during President Pervez Musharraf's visit.[6]
    14 January≈6≈6Afghanistan Kabul. A suicide bomber kills six at the Kabul Serena Hotel.[7]
    15 January3≈22Lebanon Beirut. A bomb targeting a US Embassy vehicle detonates, killing bystanders and injuring the occupants.[8]
    15 January0≈39Thailand South Thailand. Suspected Islamist separatist bombed a market.[9]
    16 January3065Sri Lanka Buttala: A civilian bus was bombed, and the fleeing passengers were gunned down and the feeing gunmen also attacked farmers, killing at least 30 people.[10][11] The Sri Lankan government claimed that the gunman belonged to LTTE.
    16 January96Iraq Khan Bani Saad: A woman wearing a vest lined with explosives blew herself up near Shiite worshippers in turbulent Diyala province north of the capital Wednesday, killing nine of them.[12]
    18 January08Israel Sderot ;Western Negev, Israel. In 72 hours, more than 120 Qassam rockets and 65 mortars were fired towards the Western Negev, an exceptionally high number. More than 8 Israelis are injured by the rocket attacks.[13]
    18 January44Yemen Hadhramaut Governorate. Gunmen opened fire on a group of tourists, killing two Belgian women, their Yemeni driver and a Yemeni man believed to be a tourist guide. Belgian tourist and a Yemeni were wounded in the incident. Al-Qaida suspected.[14]
    20 January00Greece Athens. A Chilean diplomatic car was destroyed by an IED. An organization calling itself “Radical Solidarity” claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had been in support of Chile’s indigenous population.[15]
    21 January1822Iraq Al-Hajaj. Suicide bomber kills 18 in a funeral tent .[16]
    24 January14Israel Judea, Israel. Two Palestinians infiltrated a religious seminary and stabbed 3 students in the West Bank settlement of Kfar Etzion before being shot dead. The same day, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at Israelis outside the Shuafat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem, killing a border police officer and seriously wounding a female officer.[17]
    26 January4≈36Lebanon Beirut. A powerful car bomb killed one of Lebanon’s top terrorism investigators and three other people in eastern Beirut.[18]
    29 January420Algeria Thenia. Four people killed and 20 wounded in an attack by a suicide bomber on a police station at Thenia, 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Algiers.[19]
    30 January≈6≈18Afghanistan Lashkar Gah. Taliban insurgents were blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a mosque, killing at least six including a provincial deputy governor, Per Mohammad.[20][21]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    1 February 60Pakistan North Waziristan. A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a Pakistani security force checkpost in the North Waziristan tribal region on Friday, killing six men.[22]
    1 February03Mauritania Nouakchott. Gunmen opened fire on Israel's embassy in Mauritania, wounding three French nationals[23]
    1 February98≈200Iraq Baghdad. Two mentally disabled women were strapped with explosives and sent into busy Baghdad markets, where they were blown up by remote control. The bombs killed at least 98 people and wounded more than 200 at two popular pet markets[24]
    2 February2050Sri Lanka Dambulla. A bus carrying civilians bombed.[25]
    3 February12≈100Sri Lanka Colombo. Suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew herself up outside a train at the main railway station in Colombo.[26]
    3 February≈8≈9Somalia Mogadishu. A mini-bus destroyed by a landmine .[27][28][29][citation needed]
    4 February19Israel Dimona. A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosion belt in a shopping center and kills one woman and injures nine other people. A second suicide bomber is hurt in the blast and shot to death by Israeli police before he could detonate his own belt.[30][31] See Dimona attack.
    4 February1320Sri Lanka Weli-Oya and Colombo. Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed 13 people with two roadside bombs on Monday, just hours after the government celebrated the island's 60th anniversary of independence with a parade of military might in the capital.[32]
    5 February25≈90Somalia Bossaso. Two separate bombs went off in northern Somalia, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 90 others[33]
    9 February2750Pakistan Charsada, Peshawar province. The bombing of a political gathering killed 27 and wounded more than 50 people.[34]
    11 February≈25≈40Iraq Balad, Iraq is struck by a car bomb. See 2008 Balad bombing.[35]
    11 February1013Pakistan North Waziristan. A suicide bomber killed at least ten people, including an election candidate, and wounded 13 others[36]
    12 February110+Syria Damascus, Syria Hezbollah senior commander killed in car explosion.[37]
    16 February39≈100Pakistan Parachinar. A suicide bomber attacked supporters of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.[38]
    17 February65≈50Afghanistan Kandahar. Taleban suspected of a suicide bomb attack at a dog-fighting competition.[21][39][40][41]
    18 February3730Afghanistan Near Pakistan border. A suicide bomber targeted a foreign military convoy.[42]
    19 February13Afghanistan Kandahar car bomb kills 1.[43]
    20 February00India Panvel. A small explosion occurred in a movie theater screening Jodhaa Akbar, a controversial film found by ethnic Rajputsto be "offensive".[44][45]
    26 February50Afghanistan Roadside bomb kills 5 policemen[46]
    27 February10Israel A student at Sapir College was killed when a Kassam rocket exploded in a parking lot near the Sderot campus. He died shortly after sustaining massive wounds to his chest. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack[47]
    29 February2740Pakistan Suicide bomb at Pakistan funeral kills 27[48]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    6 April 1590Sri Lanka Weliveriya. See 2008 Weliveriya bombing
    8 April 10Somalia A Shabaab suicide bomber rammed a car into the gate of the complex that housed peacekeepers from Burundi; one soldier was killed.[55]
    12 April 13~200Iran Shiraz. A bomb exploded inside of the Shohada Hosseiniyeh mosque at around 9 pm during a sermon by a cleric well known for criticism of Wahhabism and Bahaii. Tehran blamed Western-backed monarchists for the attack.[56][57] On its website, a group calledAnjoman-e Padeshahi-e Iran (API), or Soldiers of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, claimed responsibility.[58]
    15 April ~53~90Iraq Baquba. At least 53 died and another 90 were injured when explosives packed in a bus detonated outside a restaurant near a court in Baquba, north of Baghdad.[59]
    15 April 13Iraq Ramadi. 13 were killed in a suicide bombing at a kebab restaurant where policemen were eating in Ramadi[59]
    17 April 07Spain Bilbao. A bomb blast outside the office of Spain's ruling Socialist party in Bilbao, was blamed on Basque separatist group ETA after a traditional phone call to DYA, and caused serious damage to the building but no casualties. However, 7 policemen were injured.[60]
    19 April 013Israel Kerem Shalom. Three explosive-laden vehicles approached under heavy morning fog the Kerem Shalom central humanitarian crossing. Bombers triggered the explosives in the two jeeps, wounding thirteen IDF soldiers; one moderately-seriously, two moderately and eight lightly. Four bombers were killed in the incident, their attempts to detonate the third vehicle failed. The bombing attack was combined with a barrage of 15 mortar shells fired at the area.[61]
    19 April 00Spain Elgoibar. For the second time in three days, a bomb went off in northern Spain Sunday preceded by a warning call by the Basque separatist group ETA. The blast damaged the recreation center of the ruling Socialist Party in the Basque town of Elgoibar. No one was hurt.[62]
    25 April 2664Sri Lanka Piliyandala. The bombing of a commuter bus in a suburb of Colombo killed 26 and injured at least 64. See 2008 Piliyandala bus bombing
    25 April00United States San Diego. A pipe bomb exploded inside a Federal Express distribution facility in San Diego. The blast did little damage to the building a second pipe bomb was found the parking lot and was safely defused. No one was killed or injured in the blast.[63]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    1 May 00Spain Arrigorriaga. A bomb explodes in an industrial pavilion for Spain's Ministry of Labor in the Basque town ofArrigorriaga.[citation needed]
    1 May 00Spain Donostia-San Sebastian. Two bombs exploded half an hour later near a Basque regional government labor institute in the largeBasque city of Donostia-San Sebastian.[citation needed]
    2 May ~15~55Yemen YemenSa'dah Governorate. 15 are killed and 55 are injured in a bombing at the Ben Salman mosque.[64]
    5 May 50Russia GroznyChechnya, Russia A roadside bomb in Chechnya's capital city has killed five policemen. This attack has been considered as one of the most lethal attacks to occur in recent months.[65]
    10 May 1129Sri Lanka Ampara. A bomb attributed to Tamil Tiger rebels ripped through a cafe, 11 killed, 29 injured.[66]
    12 May 00Spain Two small bombs have damaged construction equipment in an attack claimed by the Basque separatist group.[citation needed]
    13 May 80216India Jaipur. A simultaneous bomb blast at eight different sites, including a crowded shopping site and a Hanuman temple, a self-styled Indian Mujahideen, (a collaboration of LeT & SIMI) has claimed responsibility.[67]
    14 May 14Spain LegutianoAlava. A powerful bombing outside a civil guard, blamed on Basque separatist ETA group, killing one guard.[68]
    16 May 993Sri Lanka Downtown Colombo. A suicide bomb exploded near the Sri Lankan president residence,carried out by the LTTE .[69]
    18 May 1320Pakistan Mardan. A bomb exploded a bakery shop near Pakistani Army site, which blamed on Taliban militants.[70]
    19 May 00Spain Getxo. At 00:50 CETa bomb placed in a van exploded in front of the Real Club Marítimo in the neighborhood of Las Arenas – Areeta in GetxoBiscay, usual meeting point of businessmen and politicians, causing no human losses.[71]
    20 May 60Ethiopia Addis Ababa. a bomb went off on minibus near Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, where blamed on Oromo Liberation Front.[72]
    22 May 01United Kingdom Exeter. See 2008 Exeter bombing
    26 May 872+Sri Lanka Colombo. A packed commuter train carrying 200 passenger on board which time bombing exploded at Dehiwela railroad station, carried out by the LTTE.[73]
    28 May 35Ethiopia Negele Boran. A bomb blast at Kidane Mihret and Shuferoch hotel, Islamic militants suspected.[74]
    29 May 221Philippines Zamboanga. Two people were killed and up to 21 injured in a bomb attack outside a Philippine Air Force base where US soldiers, training local troops in anti-terrorism warfare, maintain a small camp in Zamboanga City. The blast coincided with sporadic fighting between Muslim rebels and soldiers in nearby Basilan island and the damaged building also houses the headquarters of Zamboanga City Representative Maria Isabelle Climaco. Reports said the bomb, hidden in a bag, was apparently left outside the building where a crowd of passengers, mostly military dependents, were waiting for a C130 transport plane that would take them toManila.[75] No group claimed responsibility for the attack though military officials are eyeing the possible involvement of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.[76]
    31 May00India Navi Mumbai. Police defused a small explosive at a movie theater screening Jodhaa Akbar, a controversial film found by ethnicRajputs to be "offensive".[77][78]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    1 June 02Spain Zarautz. Following a warning call, at around 2:30 am early Sunday morning, a blast occurred outside the headquarters of a construction company, Construcciones Amenabar, in the town of Zarautz. There were no casualties, though two people suffered ear damage from the noise of the explosion.[79]
    2 June ~8~30Pakistan Islamabad. A suicide car bombing blast occurred at around 1 pm local time outside of the Danish embassy. Nearby buildings also suffered damage. The attack is thought to be the work of fundamentalist terrorists.[80]
    4 June 0~18Sri Lanka Colombo. A bomb blast targeted a commuter train as it sped towards the capital. The explosive had been left along the track and detonated at around 7:10 am as the last car passed. Government sources implicated the LTTE.[81]
    4 June 07India Thane. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of an auditorium hosting a play that parodied the Mahabharat. Two men, ages 50 and 34, admitted guilt to the attack and others on 20 February and 31 May. Although the men claimed membership in Hindutvagroups, they stated that they acted alone without support.[77][78]
    6 June 2147Sri Lanka Moratuwa suburb of Colombo. A roadside bomb blast targeted a crowded state-run commuter bus at about 7:35 am The government quickly placed blame upon LTTE, who had yet to claim responsibility. See 2008 Moratuwa bus bombing[82]
    6 June 220Sri Lanka Kandy district. The Sri Lankan government blamed LTTE militants for a bomb explosion that occurred aboard a commuter bus only a few hours after a similar attack near the capital. See 2008 Polgolla bus bombing[82]
    8 June 00Spain A bomb detonated at the presses of El Correo near the port city of Bilbao at about 3 a.m damaging the printing facilities of the Basque newspaper as people worked inside, but no one was reported injured. While ETA have not yet laid claim to this attack, it is rumored to be the doing of ETA.[83]
    9 June 12Algeria Boumerdès Province. Two explosions kill 13 in the town of Beni Amrane, Algeria. Islamic militants suspected.[84]
    15 June 2~12Nepal Rautahat District. A group calling itself the Tarai Army claimed responsibility for an explosion in a crowded bus station in southern Nepal. The bomb had been hidden in a wheat sack.[85][86]
    15 June 08Turkey Istanbul. An explosion in a cafe in the Büyükçekmece district on the European side of the Bosporus was attributed to a bomb.[87]
    16 June 1240+Sri Lanka Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Explosives in a motorcycle is detonated in front of a police station in Vavuniya, killing 12 members of police and injuring 40, including children.[88]
    17 June 63+75+Iraq Baghdad. A minibus packed with explosives detonated near a marketplace in the Huriya district during the evening business rush. The predominantly Shiite crowd blamed Sunni extremists although the U.S. military believed that radical Shiite militants caused the attack in an attempt to reignite sectarian tensions or to target nearby coalition forces.[89][90]
    20 June 64Afghanistan GereshkHelmand. A suicide bomber attacked a military convoy as it passed by a market during the morning hours. The blast killed 5 civilians and 1 coalition member.[91]
    22 June 1540+Iraq BaqubaDiyala. A female suicide bomber struck at a government outpost.[92]
    24 June 010Thailand Muang districtYala province. A bomb hidden in a bike exploded at a market around 7 am. Six civilians and four soldiers were injured. A remote control detonated the explosive.[93]
    26 June 1825Iraq Al-KarmahAnbar province. A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of tribal sheikhs. U.S. troops, who were in attendance, were among the injured. It is believed that AQI was behind the attack.[94]
    26 June 1880+Iraq Mosul. A car bomb exploded in a busy market minutes after a previous explosion.[94]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    2 July 350+Israel Jerusalem A driver of a bulldozer on the Jaffa Road between the Central Bus Station and the Mahane Yehuda market drove into cars and pedestrians as well as two public buses carrying some 50 passengers. Police shot and killed the driver[95][96]
    3 July 00Indonesia PalembangSumatra. Police arrested 12 militants who are accused of planning to bomb a cafe in Bukittinggi, a city popular among tourists. Several of the arrested have links to Jemaah Islamiyah.[97]
    4 July 050+Belarus Minsk. A home-made bomb explodes in Belarus' capital at an outdoor Independence Day concert, injuring around 50 people. President Alexander Lukashenko was also attending the concert. No one has claimed responsibility yet, but government spokespersons blames the attack on "hooligans".[98]
    6 July 11~22Pakistan Islamabad. A suicide-bomber targeted a group of police officers near the Lal Masjid almost a year after a deadly siege and raid on the mosque.[99]
    7 July 58150+Afghanistan Kabul. A suicide-bomber drove an explosives-laden automobile into the front gates of the Indian embassy.[100]
    9 July 33Turkey Istanbul. Four men, believed to be Turkish citizens, attacked the American consulate around 1100 local time. Three of the four began shooting and were soon met with police fire. The three gunmen, as well as three police officers, were killed in the exchange. The fourth assailant, the driver, escaped the scene. Injuries occurred to two other people.[101][102]
    15 July 3563Iraq Diyala. Two men detonated explosive-laden belts seconds apart in a crowd of Army recruits at the Saad military base. The two bombers had disguised themselves as recruits.[103]
    20 July 01Spain Laredo and NojaETA claimed responsibility for four bomb blasts in resort areas along the northern coast.[104]
    21 July 213China Kunming, Yunnan. Two bomb explosions occurred on board separate passenger buses during the early morning commute. The first blast happened at about 7:00 am and the second came about an hour later.[105][106]
    22 July 018+Israel Jerusalem Almost three weeks to day of a bulldozer attack in the city, another tractor driver went on a rampage on the King David Street in the afternoon. The police reported that the perpetrator was shot dead, while at least 18 people were injured in the incident, one sustaining moderate to serious wounds.[107]
    24 July ~8~24Iraq Baqouba. Iraqi police said at least eight people have been killed in a female suicide bombing against a checkpoint manned by US-allied Sunni guards northeast of Baghdad.[108]
    24 July 3~24Philippines Davao City. A bomb exploded on board a Metro Shuttle Bus parked at a terminal while on its way to Davao City from Bansalan, killing 3 people and injuring 24 others.[109] The mobile phone-activated bomb was placed inside a bag and exploded 10 minutes after it reached the Digos City Overland Terminal. Four of the injured victims were taken to the Davao Medical Center in critical condition and a four-year-old boy was among those hit by shrapnel.[109] In response police and military checkpoints were established in and around Davao City.
    25 July 220India BangaloreA series of nine blasts kills 2 and injures 20 people.[110]
    25 July 615+State of Palestine Gaza City. At least six people, including senior Hamas member, were killed after bomb exploded at major Gaza intersection; explosive device planted near Hamas police parking site.[111]
    26 July 56200India AhmedabadA series of seventeen blasts killing 49 and injuring 160 people.[112]
    27 July 06India GoddaJharkhand. At least six people were injured when a bomb exploded at a bus stand in Jharkhand's Godda district.[113]
    27 July ~17150+Turkey IstanbulTwo bombs kill 17 people and wound at least 150 in Istanbul.[114]
    27 July 27United States Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church shooting, Jim David Adkisson kills 2 people and injures 7 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
    28 July 32+102Iraq Baghdad. Three female suicide bombers and a roadside bomb targeted Shi'ite pilgrims headed towards Kazimiyah.[115][116]
    28 July 25185Iraq Kirkuk. A bomb explosion occurred at a large protest against a provincial elections law. The US military initially believed the explosion to be a suicide attack. The majority of the victims were Kurds.[116]
    28 July00Spain Orio, Basque Country. The regional government claimed that ETA caused a bomb explosion at a road construction site near the town of Orio. No workers were present at the time so no injuries occurred.[117]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    3 August 025Algeria Tizi OuzouKabylie. A suicide car bomber targeted the local police force. The explosion injured 25 people, 4 of whom were police. No one has claimed responsibility.[118]
    4 August 1616Pakistan SibiBalochistan. A bomb attached to a parked motorcycle exploded in the main bazaar. The bomb was detonated by remote. Three of the killed were said to be members of a tribe supporting the Islamabad government.[119]
    8 August 21+~70Iraq Tal Afar. A bomb exploded in a crowded vegetable market.[120]
    10 August 010Colombia Bogota. An explosion in the north of Colombia’s capital Bogotá left ten people wounded. The police blame rebel group FARCfor the attack.[121]
    13 August 18+45Lebanon Tripoli. A bomb, hidden in a briefcase, exploded at a crowded civilian bus stop at around 7:45 am. Most of the dead were reported to be soldiers, who seemed to be the target of the attack. A remote control detonated the explosive. Initial suspicion fell upon Fatah al-Islam although political turmoil and sectarian strife could implicate any number of groups.[122][123]
    15 August 750Colombia ItuangoAntioquia. Seven people were killed and more than 50 wounded when a bomb detonated in a small town. FARCdenies responsibility on the attack, blaming Colombian State.[124][125]
    17 August 313Azerbaijan Baku. A young man reportedly threw a grenade into the Abu Bakr mosque during evening prayers while as many as 200 worshiped. Three people were killed and 13 injured.[126]
    18 August 1222Afghanistan Khost. A suicide bomber drove a car towards the gates of an American military base. The explosion killed no American military personnel, but did harm workers outside of the base. The forces repelled a second attacker, who fled. The attacks came on Afghanistan's Independence Day, which celebrates the end.[127]
    19 August 3235Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan. A suicide bomber struck outside of a hospital, where a large crowd Shiite mourners had gathered.[128]
    19 August 4345Algeria IssersBoumerdès Province. A suicide bomber drove a vehicle into a large group of military recruits gathering for exams. Although no one has claimed responsibility, such attacks are usually blamed upon Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb.[129][130]
    19 August 019Turkey Mersin. Investigators believe that an individual was attempting to conduct a suicide attack when he attempted to avoid a police checkpoint. The man detonated explosives after his car was stopped, and the explosion killed him and wounded 19 officers. The PKK and the TAK both claimed responsibility for the attack.[131]
    20 August 11+31Algeria Bouira. Two car bombs were detonated by remote control. The first explosion targeted the military and reportedly injured 4 soldiers. The second explosion, which occurred about a minute later next to a downtown hotel, killed 11 people and injured 27. Most of the casualties from the second blast were civilians on board a passing bus.[132]
    21 August 6381Pakistan WahAttock DistrictTwin suicide bombings kill 63 people and injure 81 people targeting Pakistan's main munitions factory, the Pakistan Ordnance Factories. The Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility in retaliation for Pakistan Army attacks in the War in North-West Pakistan.[133]
    23 August 8Pakistan Swat, Pakistan. A suicide bomber drives and detonates a vehicle into a checkpoint, killing 8 policemen and injuring several others.[134]
    23 August 019Turkey Izmir. At about 7:45 am, a car bomb exploded in a residential area as vehicles carrying security personnel approached. The blast injured seven police, three soldiers and six civilians. The PKK and the TAK both claimed responsibility for the attack.[131]
    24 August 3042Iraq Abu Ghraib. A suicide bomber detonates his explosives at the home of a tribal sheikh who celebrated the release of his son from US detention. The dinner was also attended by members of the Awakening movement.[135][136]
    26 August 2845Iraq Jalawla, Diyala Governorate. 28 people were killed outside a police station by a suicide bomber.[137]
    30 August 048Sri Lanka Colombo. Nearly 50 people suffered injuries when a hidden bomb detonated in a commercial district. The government blamesLTTE operatives.[138]


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    1 September 426Colombia Cali. Four people were killed and around 26 more wounded by a car bomb in the Colombian city of Cali in one of the worst urban attacks this year. Police said they believed FARC guerrillas were responsible for the attack.[139]
    1 September 734+Philippines Digos CityMindanao. A powerful explosion on board a passenger bus killed at least 7 and wounded around 34. Witnesses described the powerful blast nearly tearing off the roof of the bus as it sat in the terminal.[140] Investigators believe a woman left the explosive device on the bus[141] and connect the blast to al-Khobar, an extortionist group that had threatened the bus company the week before the attack and who has carried out similar attacks in the past few years. The group is believed to have loose ties to various insurgent groups, such as Abu Sayyaf and the New People's Army.[140]
    2 September 77+Iraq Mosul. A suicide car bomber struck an army checkpoint in the city of Mosul in Nineveh province, killing at least 7 and injuring at least 7.[142]
    2 September 64Afghanistan Khost. Six people, including two policemen, were killed in a roadside bomb attack and a Taliban ambush.[143]
    3 September 624Ethiopia Addis Ababa. A bomb exploded in a bar, killing 6 and injuring many more.[144]
    6 September 50+80+Pakistan PeshawarTwo bombs exploded in the city of Peshawar. The first occurred when suicide bomber in a pickup truck, detonated near a paramilitary checkpoint, killing 16.[145] Two hours later, a suicide bomber struck a police post, killing 30 and injuring dozens.[146]
    6 September 03Burma Yangon. An explosion on a passenger bus in Yangon on 9 September wounded three people.[147]
    9 September 00United Kingdom The IMC blamed the RIRA after the discovery of an under vehicle explosive device under the car of a civilian in Lisburn, County Antrim. It is believed the RIRA had mistaken the civilian for a member of the PSNI.
    12 September 2840Iraq Salah ad Din. 28 people killed and 40 injured in a suicide car bombing in Dujail. The attack happened around 1800 (1500 GMT), when a suicide bomber drove and detonated a vehicle into a police station.[148]
    13 September 3090India Delhi. A series of 5 bombs exploded in Delhi, killing 30 and injuring 90.[149]
    14 September 00Indonesia TimikaPapua. A bomb exploded near the Moses Kilangin airport.[150] This was the third such explosion in the past week. All incidents have occurred on roads leading towards the Grasberg mine run by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.[151]The Free Papua Movement claimed responsibility and demanded the mine be closed.[152]
    15 September 2232Iraq Diyala. A female suicide bomber detonates herself at a party, killing 22 and injuring 32.[153]
    15 September7+101Mexico MoreliaMichoacán. A series of grenades are detonated in crowds gathered to celebrate Independence Day.[154][155]
    15 September 00Republic of Ireland Dublin. A bomb was left outside of the downtown offices of Shell E&P Ireland. The explosive, described as "home-made, crude and highly dangerous," was discovered at around 10:30 pm and was destroyed in a controlled explosion about 50 minutes later.[156] Protesters have recently been demonstrating against the Corrib gas pipeline. The Shell to Sea group denied any involvement.[157]
    15 September00United Kingdom The IMC blamed the RIRA for the discovery of a 100 lb bomb in Jonesborough, County Armagh.
    15 September00Colombia Bogota, and Huila. Huila witnesses say two men launched a mortar to the Huila water company and then took off on a motorcycle. A bomb exploded on the corner of Caracas avenue and Calle 24 in Bogotá. According to El Espectador, the bomb was hidden in a plastic bag. Authorities were not able to say who were held responsible for the attack.[158]
    17 September16+16+Yemen San‘a’. A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. Embassy and was ambushed by militants.[159] The attackers, reportedly dressed as policemen, also exchanged rocket and gun fire. A group calling itself Islamic Jihad in Yemen claimed responsibility.[160]
    20 September60+250+Pakistan Islamabad. The Marriott Hotel is attacked by a massive suicide car bomb, killing over 60 and injuring 250.[161] The blast caused a natural gas leak fire, which destroyed the hotel further. Hours before the blast, President Asif Ali Zardari addressed a joint session of Parliament and promised to root out terrorism.[162]
    21 September112Spain Basque Country. Three car bombs detonate in a 24 hour period killing one (a military personnel) and injuring 12. The ETA is confirmed by authorities as responsible.[163]
    22 September0~17Israel Jerusalem. At least 19 people were wounded when a Palestinian drove his car into a crowd of Israel Defense Forces soldiers at a busy intersection in the capital.[164] The driver was shot and killed at the scene by an Israeli soldier.[165]
    24 September01Israel JerusalemIsraeli historian Zeev Sternhell, known for his criticism of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, was injured when a bomb exploded at his home. Peace Now, an Israeli rights group devoted to ending the occupation of thePalestinian territories, blamed extreme right-wing groups for the attack.[166]
    25 September01United Kingdom A man survived after being shot in the neck by the RIRA on the County Londonderry-County Donegal border. The same man was targeted in a pipe bomb attack on his home on 25 October, the RIRA did not claim responsibility for the attack, but security forces believe they were responsible for it.
    25 September07Burma Yangon. A small bomb exploded at a bus stop near the city hall in a busy downtown area. The blast came about a year after anti-government protests were suppressed.[147][167]
    27 September1714Syria Damascus. At least 17 people been killed and 14 hurt by a car bomb on the outskirts of Syria's capital. The target of the blast was unclear, but it struck close to an important Shia shrine and a security post.[168]
    27 September323India South Delhi. Two weeks from the day of serial blasts killing 30, another bomb was detonated in a market in the Mehraulidistrict killing three and injuring 23.[169]
    28 September34100+Iraq BaghdadSeveral blasts occurred across Baghdad in what turned out to be the deadliest day in the city during Ramadan. The first attack was planted inside a minibus, in the Shurta neighborhood, killing 12 and injuring at least 30. Minutes later, a car bomb exploded in the Hay al-Amil district, killing one. Later, a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest detonated minutes after a bomb in a parked car exploded. A roadside bomb also occurred within the time frame.[170] An Iraqi government security spokesperson said "the insurgents want to show there is no security in Baghdad".[171]
    28 September410Ethiopia Gigiga. A roadside bomb exploded near a taxi station and harmed several civilians. Authorities blamed the ONLF, who denied responsibility.[172]
    28 September730Lebanon Tripoli, Lebanon. A car bomb targeting a military bus carrying soldiers is detonated, killing 7 and injuring 30.[173]
    28 September36Algeria Dellys. A suicide car bomber attacked the coastal town of Dellys in the Takdemt district killing 3 people.[174]
    29 September05Sri Lanka Colombo. A bomb placed underneath a van exploded in the Pettah market area. The government immediately blamed theLTTE.[175]
    29 September115India Ahmedabad. A low-intensity bomb exploded at a market packed with Muslims breaking their Ramadan fast, killing one and wounding 15.[176]
    30 September830India Gujarat and Maharashtra. Three bombs explode in western parts of India killing 8 and injuring 30.[177]

    United States

    1. arson and terroristic threat on college, suspect arrested October 8, 2008 Middle Tennessee State University Student Set Dorm Afire And Made Terrorist Threats Middle Tennessee State University dental hygiene freshman student Justin Davis was arrested after police figured out he set fire to his dorm and sent an e-mail threatened large-scale devastation on the campus. He faced multiple charges including one count of terrorism and three counts of arson. He pleaded guilty to charges of setting fire to personal property and filing a false report, but not to terrorism.


    DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
    1 October ~4100India AgartalaThree bombs exploded in the insurgency-racked North-East India. Police said they suspected Muslim militant groups based in Bangladesh for the blasts in the Radhanagar and Gulbazar areas of Tripura's capital.[178][179]
    1 October 11Turkey Diyarbakır. PKK militants attacked Turkish soldiers.[180]
    2 October 20+60Iraq Baghdad. Suicide bombers targeting the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations killed at least 20 people in attacks on two Shiite mosques during early morning prayers.[181][182]
    2 October 47Pakistan Peshawar. A suicide bomber targeted the home of Asfandyar Wali Khan, the chief of the Awami National Party, on the second day of Eid al-Fitr during a gathering at his house in the town of Charsada, near Peshawar.[183][184]
    3 October 78Georgia (country) Tskhinvali. A car full of explosives blew up near a Russian military base.[185][186]
    3 October 00Spain Tolosa. At about 1:15, 10 kg worth of explosives detonated in front of the Tolosa court house causing minimal damage.[187]
    6 October 27+80+Sri Lanka Anuradhapura. A suicide bomb exploded in the office of the United National Party near a bus stand. A former senior general,Janaka Perera, who had been serving as a regional leader for the party was among the dead. The Tamil Tigers were quickly blamed.[188]
    6 October 17+2Somalia Mogadishu. Mortar rounds slammed into a market after a failed insurgent attack on the presidential palace. A remote-controlled land mine also killed a Somali driver and wounded two aid workers – an Italian and a Somali.[189]
    6 October 2560Pakistan Bhakkar. A suicide bomber set off his explosives as he tried to force his way into an opposition politician's home during a celebration marking Eid al-Fitr. The target was Rashid Akbar Khan Nawani, a member of Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslim community, who was injured but survived the attack.[190][191]
    7 October 1+5Iraq Baghdad. Two blasts went off near Baghdad's Green Zone outside the Foreign Ministry, as US Deputy Secretary of StateJohn Negroponte, was to hold a press conference about his visit to Iraq.[192]
    8 October 05+India Guwahati. A bomb exploded near a crowd gathered for Durga Puja festivities. A police spokesman said the low-intensity blast took place near the Japorigog area at around 20:30.[193]
    8 October 422Turkey Diyarbakir. Three police trainees and a civilian were killed, with 22 others also wounded, in an attack on a police bus. Unidentified assailants armed with guns and explosives attacked the vehicle on a busy street outside the city of Diyarbakir. Of the injured at least 11 of the wounded were trainee police officers and the others were civilians. Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, Kurdish separatist guerrillas frequently target Turkey's armed forces and police in the mainly Kurdish southeast; the attack also came shortly before the parliament in Ankara was scheduled to approve a government request to extend a mandate to launch military operations against PKK rebels based in northern Iraq.[194]
    8 October 7–10?Iraq Baquba. A female suicide bomber detonated explosives near the front of the Court of Appeals on a street that has a number of government buildings in the provincial capital. She was the 17th woman to detonate a suicide bomb in Diyala this year. The street has been attacked by suicide bombers at least 16 times in the last five years, including three times this year by women. The American military had a slightly lower toll than the Iraqi police, but some bodies may have been taken away before the Americans arrived at the scene.[195]
    9 October 88Pakistan Islamabad. A suicide bomber attacked a main police headquarters. The targeted area is the main police complex in Islamabad, containing training and residential facilities for police officers. Thousands of police are based at the center.[196][197]
    9 October 110Pakistan Dir DistrictNWFP. A bomb explosion occurred near a police van carrying prisoners. Four schoolchildren in a passing bus were also among the dead.[198]
    9 October 1+3Sri Lanka Colombo. A suicide bomb attack targeted a convoy carrying the agriculture minister near a Buddhist temple in the Borelesgamuwa suburb.[199]
    10 October up to 481Pakistan BajaurTaliban militants beheaded four tribal elders who had attended a pro-government meeting in the insurgency-hit region of Bajaur. The victims were abducted when heading home after a jirga, which the Charmang tribe had called to plan action against Taliban militants in their area.[200]
    10 October 113100+Pakistan Orakzai. A suicide bomber drove his car into a meeting of 600 people which was being held in open ground and blew himself up. The meeting was a council of local leaders discussing to raise a militia to evict Taliban from the region.[201][202][203]
    10 October 1539Iraq Baghdad. Three bombs detonated in Baghdad.
    • The first was a bomb that exploded next to a mini bus, killing one and injuring 12.[204]
    • The second occurred when a vehicle exploded at about 16:30 in the main market area of Abu Dshir leaving 13 dead and 27 others injured in the Bayaa district in Abu Dshir, south of Baghdad, a Shia enclave in the Sunni dominant district of Dora.[205][206]
    • Another bomb killed an anti-American Shia MP, Saleh al-Ogayly, in Sadr City. The Sadrist MP became the first Iraqi legislator to be killed since the 12 April 2007 suicide bombing of the national parliament in which one politician and seven others died.[207]
    11 October 00Mexico Monterrey. Unknown assailants shot at the U.S. consulate building and threw a grenade that failed to explode. Two men attacked the consulate around midnight when it was closed. Though nobody was hurt in the assault, the gate was pockmarked and six spent .45-caliber casings were found at the scene. It was not clear if the attack was related to a wave of violence by drug gangs; there was no evidence it was related to political terrorism.[208]
    12 October 1320Iraq Baghdad. Multiple attacks around the city killed and wounded several.
    • A parked car bomb detonated in an outdoor market killing nine civilians and wounding 13 others. The attack happened in the Shiite neighborhood of Bayaa, in southwestern Baghdad, around 13:30.
    • Sniper fire killed two Iraqi soldiers in the Mansour neighborhood.
    • In the eastern Baghdad neighborhood of Zaiyouna, a roadside bomb injured seven people, including five police officers.
    • In southern Baghdad's Dora neighborhood, unknown armed men killed two members of the Sons of Iraq.[209]
    12 October 17Colombia Neiva. Authorities blamed FARC for two attacks on hotels in the center of Neiva in the south west of Colombia. .[210]
    13 October 16Iraq Baghdad. Two attacks killed one and wounded more.
    • A roadside bomb exploded as an Iraqi police patrol was in the area in northeastern Baghdad, wounding five people, including three police officers.
    • A Christian businessman was killed and his nephew was wounded in a drive-by shooting as they were standing near their house in the Kazraj neighborhood.[211]
    13 October 05Pakistan North-West Frontier Province. A remote-controlled bomb detonated near the vehicle of a secular political leader, who was injured along with four others. This follows a string of attacks against lawmakers and government officials; and was also the second this month aimed at the Awami National Party. The attack apparently targeted Shamin Khan, a member of the ANP, at 18:30.[212]
    14 October 30Nepal A woman and her two children died in a bomb explosion in the Terai, a region that has seen constant ethnic unrest for nearly two years. Shortly afterwards two separate militant groups both said they were responsible. Each claim to fight for the rights of the Madhesi ethnic group.[213]
    14 October 191Afghanistan Kabul. A roadside blast in the east of the country where U.S. soldiers operate killed three NATO troops; while two separate roadside bombs in the southern Uruzgan province killed 16 Afghan civilians.[214][215]
    16 October 40Pakistan MingoraSwat Valley. A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police station. The attack was the latest addition to a string of bombings against security forces in the northwest of Pakistan, where the government is waging a military campaign against al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked fighters. The police chief said that the "huge blast" killed three security force personnel and one policeman and destroyed the police station.[216]
    17 October 37Iraq Baghdad. Officials said a bomb planted near a mosque in north Baghdad killed three Shiite worshipers as they were leaving Friday prayers and damaged surrounding homes. The blast happened in the primarily Shiite neighborhood of Sha'ab.[217]
    17 October 14United States Dalton, Georgia An explosion at a personal injury law firm in downtown Dalton, Ga., injured four people, including at least one lawyer, and resulted in the death of the apparent bomber in what a federal law enforcement spokesman described as a suicide attack.[218]
    19 October 46Pakistan Balochistan. A separatist group, Baloch Republic Army, claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in northwestern Balochistan province. The blast occurred in a bazaar of the Dera Bugti district, and the remote-controlled bomb was planted in a motorcycle.[219][220]
    19 October 227Iraq Baghdad. Two bombs went off in the city. The first injured 16, while the second, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol, went off in southeastern Baghdad, leaving two people dead and 11 more wounded. Police and medical officials said the blast occurred near a fuel station in the Zafaraniya neighborhood. The powerful blast damaged several nearby civilian cars. Sources also added that the dead were civilian, while three policemen were among the wounded.[221][222]
    12–19 October 40+0Afghanistan Southern Afghanistan. Authorities in Kabul said that Taliban militants hijacked a bus in southern Afghanistan last week and killed as many as 40 passengers, although only six bodies were discovered.[223]
    20 October 13+12India ChhattisgarhNaxalites allegedly killed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in the Bijapur District following the announcement of two-phase Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. The attack also left 12 personnel of CRPF and the Border Roads Organisation, who were carrying out road construction work in the area, injured. The attack took place at about 13:30 between Modukpal and Kongupalli in the district. According to reports, one of the attackers was also killed in the exchange of fire that followed.[224][225]
    20 October 02Pakistan Quetta. Two journalists were injured when a bomb planted in a gas geyser went off outside the offices of local newspapers in Universal Complex. An editor and photographer of Daily Awwam suffered minor injuries as a result of the blast, while windows of nearby buildings, shops and a medical complex were smashed as a result of the blast.[226]
    20 October 47Iraq Baghdad. Civilians were killed and seven others were injured when a roadside bomb struck a bus in the Iraqi capital. The blast took place in the eastern, Shia-dominated neighbourhood of al-Fadiliya, Mashtal when it was hit by a roadside bomb according to the news agency Voices of Iraq. Police said the bus was carrying employees from the country's Housing Ministry, and that the bomb blast damaged nearby vehicles and buildings.[222][227]
    20 October 72Afghanistan Kunduz province. Five children and two foreign soldiers died in a suspected suicide bomb attack, according to theInternational Security Assistance Force. The German Defense Ministry said the attack had targeted a convoy of German soldiers. The explosion ripped apart one of the vehicles killing two German soldiers and injuring one more; a group of children were playing beside the road near the explosion. Five children were killed and one child was very seriously wounded. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility but denied that any children were casualties in the attack.[228]
    21 October 00Finland Helsinki. Finnish police say an Embassy employee was injured in an arson attack on the Turkish embassy building in central Helsinki. Officers said the front door was burned in the attack and the fire spread indoors before it was extinguished by fire fighters. The early morning attack came hours after a peaceful anti-Turkey protest the day before outside the embassy by a few dozen Kurdish demonstrators. Police said four men had been detained on suspicion of the attack, and that the attack could have been politically motivated and that some of the men had a Turkish-Kurdish background.[229]
    21 October 01Thailand Bangkok. A bomb blast hit the residence of the Supreme Administrative Court of Supreme Administrative Court presidentAkrathorn Chularat in Chatuchak district in the early hours of the morning. Akrathorn was not in his residence in Soi Lat Phrao25, Phahonyothin Road, as he was on an overseas trip. Police were alerted to the bomb blast at about 1:00 where they found a 10-centimetre deep pit about four meters wide on the grounds within the compound. Witnesses said they heard the sound of motorcycles in front of the house shortly before the bomb exploded.[230]
    21 October 17+30+India Imphal. A bomb was suspected to have been planted on a moped near the Manipur police commando complex at Minuthong in Imphal at 19:30. Police said none of the Manipur police commando personnel staying at the barrack complex were among the casualties. Unconfirmed reports, however, said a surrendered militant may be among the dead.[231]
    22 October 010+Nepal Janakpur. A home-made bomb went off at a government office in the southeast of the country. The blast occurred at a land revenue office. The Terai National Liberation Army claimed responsibility.[232][233]
    22 October 33India Belpahari, West Bengal. Three members of a mobile medical team were killed in a blast triggered by Maoists. The Maoists, however, issued an apology for the killing of the health staff and stated that they were not the intended target. Two people have been arrested in connection with the blast though locals claimed that the duo were innocent of the charges.[234]
    23 October 1122Iraq Baghdad. In the Bab al-Sharji area of central Baghdad, a suicide bomber rammed his car into Iraqi labor Minister Mahmoud Mohammed al-Radhi's convoy. Al-Radhi was not actually in the convoy.[235][236][237]
    23 October 11Afghanistan Kandahar. The provincial police chief narrowly escaped a donkey-borne bomb attack which left one of his officers dead and one wounded. The attack took place shortly after noon on a road outside Kandahar City as the police chief, Matiullah Achakzai, was headed to the Zhari district in a two-truck police convoy. Achakzai was, however, not injured in the attack. A spokesman for the provincial governor, said the bomb had been attached to a donkey by the side of the road and was detonated by remote control. The first truck was destroyed in the blast, while the second truck drove into the crater created by the blast.[238]
    23 October 00Indonesia Aceh. A grenade exploded outside the office of the former separatist rebels, Free Aceh Movement (GAM), in the once-restive Aceh province, although no one was reported injured. The blast damaged two cars and the office windows of the Aceh Transitional Commission (KPA) office. Police were questioning four witnesses in regard to the blast. The explosion occurred about two weeks after the GAM founder, Hasan di Tiro, returned home from more than 30 years' exile in Sweden.[239]
    23 October 016Colombia Bogota. Police blame FARC for a series of blasts occurring throughout the capital. The explosives had been left in waste bins in six separate residential areas.[240] Witnesses described the blasts as "not high-powered," and the injuries were minor.[241]
    24 October 00Greece Athens. At about 4:00 am police were able to defuse a homemade explosive that had been left outside the offices of Royal Dutch Shell. They had received an anonymous phone call warning of the device's location. Authorities usually attribute similar attacks to extreme leftists and anarchists.[242]
    25 October 30Afghanistan Kabul. A security guard working for the international shipping company, DHL, opened fire and killed the company's country director and his deputy before turning the gun on himself. The shooting took place in front of the DHL office in downtown Kabul, with one Briton and one South African casualty, according to the British Foreign Office and South African governments. The preliminary investigation found one of the Afghan security guards protecting the DHL compound had opened fire on the car carrying the two foreigners when it pulled into the company headquarters. The guard then put a Kalishnikov rifle to his own head and killed himself. The guard had, apparently, been hired about a month ago from a Pashtun area just north of Kabul, where the Taliban draws many of its fighters from the Pashtun ethnic group, however, police had no conclusive evidence linking him to anyinsurgent organization. A Taliban spokesman denied involvement in the attack.[243]
    25 October 21Georgia (country) Near AbkhaziaGiorgi Mebonia, governor of the Tsalenjikha district of Georgia, was killed in an explosion close to the border with Abkhazia. A citizen also died in the attack and a police officer was wounded in the village of Mujava. The Georgian interior ministry said Mebonia's car was hit by an explosive device and his convoy was fired at, but it was not known who had fired the shots.[244]
    28 October 45India Gadchiroli. Four policemen, including a sub-inspector, were killed in an encounter with Naxalites in the Korepile forest in Aheri Taluka of Gadchiroli district. Five other policemen also received bullet injuries. The police party came under attack during routine patrolling.[245]
    28 October 110Pakistan Mohmand Agency. A suicide bombing at a security checkpoint came just days after Pakistan's parliament condemned any incursion on Pakistani soil. A man drove a vehicle carrying explosives into a checkpoint in the village of Ghalani.[246]
    28 October 2+12Pakistan Quetta. A car bomb exploded in the provincial capital of Quetta. The blast at a busy road in the government offices area of the gas-rich Baluchistan province, also destroyed several rickshaws, cars and a pick-up truck. The police chief said that the bomb exploded during rush hour.[247][248]
    29 October 5680Somalia Five suicide attacks on multiple facilities, three suicide car bombers struck the presidential palace, the United Nations Development Program compound, and the Ethiopian Consulate in the city of Hargeisa in Somaliland and two suicide bombers on foot targeted two intelligence facilities in the city of Bosasso in Puntland in coordinated suicide attacks.[249]
    30 October 84+470+India Assam. A series of 13 blasts occurred in and around Guwahati.[250]
    30 October 021Spain Pamplona. A car bomb exploded at the University of Navarra. The explosion occurred at a time when students would have been walking near the lot where the car had been parked. Most of the injuries were a result of flying glass shards, while rainy weather may have prevented more casualties. Authorities blamed ETA, who had yet to claim responsibility.[251]
    30 October 521Afghanistan Kabul. A suicide bomber who stormed the Ministry of Information and Culture successfully detonated his explosives on the ground floor. Five of the wounded were described as being in critical condition. The Taliban claimed responsibility through a phone call within minutes of the blast.[252]
    31 October 04India Srinagar. Four security personnel were injured when militants hurled a grenade at a police station in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. The blast, at about 11:20, landed inside the compound of the Baramulla police station, injuring two CRPF personnel and two policemen in the explosion. No militant outfit had claimed responsibility for the attack so far. This was the first attack on security forces in the Kashmir valley since the announcement of election schedule legislative assembly elections by Election Commission on 19 October.[253]
    31 October 017+India BastarChhattisgarh. At least 17 policemen sustained minor injuries when Maoist guerrillas detonated a powerful land mine in front of their vehicle in the southern Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place on a highway in Narayanpur district, some 250 km south of the capital Raipur.[254]
    31 October 921Pakistan MardanNWFP. A senior police official's home was hit by a blast in Mardan. The suicide bomber blew himself up close to a security convoy escorting, Mardan's deputy inspector, Akhtar Ali Shah, near his home just after 13:30. At least three police guards including the driver were killed in the high-security zone, while the other casualties have not yet been identified.[255][256]

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