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Misfortune Year 2003

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List of terrorist incidents, 2003 - Wikipedia

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None listed are in USA or Canada
DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
January 52380Israel Israel: Two Palestinian suicide bombers from the Islamic Jihad detonated about 2 minutes apart, the explosions ripped through a crowded neighborhood near the old Tel Aviv bus station.[1]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
March 5668Colombia Colombia: A car bomb kills six and injures 68 in a covered parking lot in Cúcuta. Rebel group ELN is blamed for the attack.[2]
March 30040Israel Israel: In the first suicide bombing since the start of the Iraq war, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated himself outside a crowded cafe in the Mediterranean coastal city of Netanya, wounding nearly 40 people, two of them critically.[1]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
April 1019State of Palestine Palestinian Territories: An Israeli settler detonated a bomb in the playground of a Palestinian school, injuring 20 children.[3]
April 30450Israel Israel: A Muslim British citizen suicide bomber blows himself up at "Mike's Place", a restaurant in Tel Aviv.[1]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
May 121443Russia Russia: Two female suicide bombers attacked Chechen Administrator Mufti Akhmed Kadyrov during a religious festival in Iliskhan Yurt. Kadyrov escaped injury, but 14 people were killed and 43 were wounded. Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev claimed responsibility.[4]
May 1720Israel Israel: A suicide bomber detonated himself next to a pregnant Israeli woman and her husband at a public square in Hebron. Hamas claimed responsibility.[5]
May 18720Israel Israel: A suicide bomber disguised as a religious Jew detonated on a bus in Jerusalem.[1]
May 1903Israel Israel: A suicide bomber on a bicycle attacked an Israeli checkpoint on the Gaza Strip. Hamas claimed responsibility.[5]
May 19350Israel Israel: In the fifth suicide bombing in two days, a female Palestinian student suicide bomber detonated at the main entrance to the Shaarei Amakim mall in Afula.[1]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
June 9510Afghanistan Afghanistan: A suicide bomber in a taxi cab filled with explosives slams into a bus carrying German ISAF troops, killing four soldiers and one Afghan national.[6]
June 1116100Israel Israel: A Hamas Palestinian suicide bomber, dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, detonated his explosives belt on a bus in downtown Jerusalem. Palestinian terrorists have attempted 11 suicide bombings and murdered 23 Israelis in the last 4 days, since Palestinians "accepted" the "roadmap for peace" and the end of violence.[1]
June 1910Israel Israel: A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a bag of explosives in a grocery store located in Moshav Sde Trumot, Israel. Avner Mordechai, 63, the owner of the store, was critically injured in the blast, and later died of his injuries.[1]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
July 813Israel Israel: A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the home of Mazal Afari, 65, a resident of Moshav Kfar Yavetz, east of Netanya, Israel, killing her and three of her grandchildren were lightly injured, the bombing caused the house to collapse.[1]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
August 13212Israel Israel: Two Palestinian suicide bombers blew themselves up in almost simultaneous attacks, in the Israeli towns of Rosh Ha'ayin and Ariel.[1]
August 24628Colombia Colombia: Six die and 28 are wounded when a bomb explodes in a riverboat in the town of Puerto Rico. Rebel group FARC is blamed.[7]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
September 914100Israel Israel: Two Palestinian suicide bombings, the first at a crowded bus stop near Tel Aviv, the second five hours later at a popular Jerusalem nightspot. Among the victims of the bombings was the head of a Jerusalem hospital emergency room and his 20-year-old daughter who was going to get married later that evening.[1]
September 11815Colombia Colombia: A bomb strapped to a horse kills eight and injures 15 in the village of Chita. The attack is blamed on FARC, as the same technique had been used in the past.[8]
September 291054Colombia Colombia: A motorcycle packed with explosives kills ten and injures 54 in downtown Florencia, capital ofCaquetá. Rebel group FARC is blamed.[9]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
October 8611Colombia Colombia: A car bomb kills six and injures eleven in downtown BogotáFARC is blamed.[10]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
November 817122Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: A suicide car bomber targeted the Muhaya residential compound, which was occupied mainly by nationals of other Arab countries. The next day, Deputy Secretary of State Armitage said al-Qaeda was probably responsible.[4]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
December 2530Israel Israel: A Palestinian suicide bomber, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) blew himself up at a bus stop under the Geha Bridge in Tel-Aviv, Israel.[1]
December 251450Pakistan Pakistan: Two suicide truck bombers killed 14 persons as President Musharraf’s motorcade passed through Rawalpindi, Pakistan. An earlier attempt on December 14 caused no casualties. Pakistani officials suspected Afghan and Kashmiri militants.[4]
December 2950Afghanistan Afghanistan: A suicide bomber detonated when he was detained by five Afghan security officers, killing all five officers.[6]

See also[edit]


^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k David Melle. " - Palestinian homicide bombings". Retrieved 6 December 2014.
Jump up^ CNN: At least 6 die in Colombia blast, March 5, 2003
Jump up^ Conal Urquhart. "Playground bombing injures 20 Palestinians". the Guardian. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
^ Jump up to:a b c Terrorism Incidents Calendar
^ Jump up to:a b Major Terrorist Attacks in Israel
^ Jump up to:a b "Afghanistan: A Chronology Of Suicide Attacks Since 2001". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
Jump up^ CNN: Bomb kills at least six on Colombian riverboat, August 24, 2003
Jump up^ BBC: 'Horse bomb' hits Colombia town, September 11, 2003
Jump up^ Karl Penhaul: Colombia explosion kills 10, CNN, September 29, 2003
Jump up^ CNN: At least 6 killed in Bogotá car bombing, October 8, 2003

Year 2003

198 killed 147 injured February 18, 2003 The Daegu Korea subway fire was a mass murder which killed at least 198 people and injured at least 147. An arsonist set fire to a train stopped at theJungangno Station of the Daegu Metropolitan Subway in Daegu, South Korea. The fire then spread to a second train which had entered the station from the opposite direction a few minutes later. Not terrorism.

19 Mar 2003 New York City, New York Thwarted US citizen arrested for planning to sabotage Brooklyn Bridge

3 arrested Apr 15, 2003 Tyler anti-government terrorist cyanide poison gas plot  American attempt at domestic terrorism thwarted in April 2003 with the arrest of three individuals in Tyler, Texas and the seizure of a cyanide gas bomb along with a large arsenal that included at least 100 other conventional bombs, machine guns, an assault rifle, an unregistered silencer, and 500,000 rounds of ammunition. There were 65 pipe bombs, and briefcase IED bombs that could be detonated by remote control. The chemical stockpile seized included sodium cyanide, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid and acetic acid.
The three individuals were linked to white supremacist and anti-government groups

1 Jun 2003 Virginia Jihad Network Alexandria, Virginia Thwarted plot 11 arrested for planning attacks on U.S. servicemen  , June 2003. Eleven men were arrested in Alexandria, Virginia, for weapons counts and for violating the Neutrality Acts, which prohibit U.S. citizens and residents from attacking countries with which the United States is at peace. Four of the 11 men pled guilty. Upon further investigation, the remaining seven were indicted on additional charges of conspiring to support terrorist organizations. They were found to have connections with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Lashkar-i-Taiba, a terrorist organization that targets the Indian government. The authorities stated that the Virginia men had used paintball games to train and prepare for battle. The group had also acquired surveillance and night vision equipment and wireless video cameras.[15] Two more individuals were later indicted in the plot: Ali al-Timimi, the group's spiritual leader, and Ali Asad Chandia. Ali al-Timimi was found guilty of soliciting individuals to assault the United States and sentenced to life in prison. Ali Asad Chandia received 15 years for supporting Lashkar-i-Taiba.[16] Randall Todd Royer, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Yong Ki Kwon, Khwaja Mahmood Hasan, Muhammed Aatique, and Donald T. Surratt pled guilty and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three years and 10 months to 20 years. Masoud Khan, Seifullah Chapman, and Hammad Adur-Raheem were found guilty and later sentenced to prison terms ranging from 52 months to life.[17] Both Caliph Basha Ibn Abdur-Raheem and Sabri Benkhala were acquitted at trial.[18] ( Virginia jihad network - Wikipedia  network of jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. Ali al-Timimi was convicted in 2005

8 killed July 8, 2003. Doug Williams, a Lockheed Martin employee, shot up his plant in Meridian, MS in a racially-motivated rampage. He shot 14 people, most of them African American, and killed 7 before killing himself.thinkprogress Not connected to terrorism by authorities.

28 Nov 2003 Columbus, Ohio No casualties - foiled Thwarted plot arrest of Somali refugee al-Qaida terrorist trained in Ethiopia plotting to bomb shopping mall in Columbus 2002 Columbus, Ohio shopping mall bombing plot - Wikipedia Columbus Shopping Mall Bombing Plot was a plan to blow up an unnamed shopping mall  plot was disclosed by federal authorities on June 14, 2004 when an indictment against Nuradin Abdi was unsealed by the local United States District Court. Abdi was part of a clandestine cell of al-Qaida which sought to bring "death and destruction to Columbus". Nuradin Abdi entered the United States as a asylum seeker from Somalia. lived in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood on the north side of Columbus. According to one report, Abdi flew to Ethiopia to train in a military-style training camp in January 2000. There he allegedly was trained in the use of guns, guerrilla warfare, and bombs. He returned two months later. Abdi met with Christopher Paul and Iyman Faris at a coffee shop in Upper Arlington on August 6, 2002. According to Paul (who was awaiting trial for a separate plot to bomb European tourist resorts), Abdi first suggested shooting up a mall. Paul responded saying "that's a stupid idea". Abdi subsequently suggested bombing the mall, but few other details have been released.... Abdi was arrested on November 28, 2003 and charged with Conspiracy to ... On 31 July 2007, Abdi plead guilty to one count of conspiring to support terrorists.

November 22, 2003 Murder of  University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin  University of North Dakota and Gamma Phi Beta sorority member is missing after he shift at a shopping mall, and her body is not found until snow melts in April 2004.  Level-3 sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez was arrested after admitting he was in the mall and found with knives purchased nearby Rodriguez was just released from jail in May 2003 after completing a 23-year prison term for stabbing and trying to kidnap a woman and also previously pleaded guilty to raping another woman. Lawyers claim Rodriguez is mentally disabled. In 2007, Rodriguez was formally sentenced to death and prison.

December 5, 2003 Nancy Dunning Sheriff Wife 2003 Killing Real estate agent Nancy Dunning and the wife of now deceased Sheriff Jim Dunning was killed inside her Del Ray home. First of 3 similar killings for which Charles Severance is being investigated, with piano teacher Ruthanne Lodato and transportation official Ronald Kirby in 2014. Charles S. Severance went on trial in 2015 for 3 murders. Suspect attempted to ask Russian embassy for asylum for unknown reasons.