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Shocks from Terrorism to G8 Countries and Citizens:
Major Incidents

John Kirton, Nikolai Roudev, Michael Lehan, Ines Popovic
and Jonathan Scotland, G8 Research Group
As of July 20, 2005

 

Country

Target

Weapon

Deaths (Injuries)

1983

Lebanon

U.S. Marine barracks, Beirut (2)

Truck bombs

370 (175)

1985

Off the coast of Ireland

Air India 182 from Vancouver

Air bomb

329

1988

Britain

Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie

Air bomb

28

1992

Yemen

Hotel

Attack (Al Qaeda)

2

1993

U.S.

World Trade Centre garage

Truck bomb (Al Qaeda)

6 (1,000)

1993

Somalia

Mogadishu, 2 helicopters shot

MANPADs (Al Qaeda)

18 (73)

1994

Argentina

Jewish centre

Bomb

 

1995

Japan

Tokyo subway

Bioterrorism (Sarin)

12 (6,000)

1995

Saudi Arabia

U.S.-run training centre, Riyadh

Truck bomb (Al Qaeda)

7 (60)

1996

Saudi Arabia

U.S. military housing, Dahran

Truck bomb

19 (200)

1998

Kenya/Tanzania

American embassies

Truck bombs (Al Qaeda)

225 (4,085)

1999

Russia

Moscow apartment block

Bombs

300+

2000

Yemen

USS Cole in Aden

Suicide boat (Al Qaeda)

17 (39)

2001

U.S.

World Trade Center, Pentagon

Air suicide

2,992 (3,000)

2001

U.S.

Florida, New Jersey, Washington

Anthrax

5 (19)

2002:        

2002

Pakistan

Karachi (Daniel Pearl)

Kidnapping/Murder

1

2002

Russia

Dagestan Victory Day Parade

Bomb

43

2002

Indonesia

Bali nightclubs

Bomb

202 (229)

2002

Russia

Chechnyan HDQ, Grozny

Car bombs

72

2002

Russia

Moscow theatre hostage taking

Gas, guns

170

2003:        

2003

Morocco

Casablanca

Suicide bombing

45 (100+)

2003

Russia

Iliskhan-Yurt Fest’l, Chechnya

Suicide bombing

17

2004:        

2004

Russia

Moscow subway

Suicide bomber

39—41

2004

Europ’n Union

Madrid

Bombs on train

191 (1,800)

2004

Russia

Chechnyan stadium, Grozny

Bomb

14+ (50+)

2004

Russia

Shali

Ambush

2

2004

Russia

Chechnya

Rebel ambush

11

2004

Saudi Arabia

Khobar (Gulf) oil residence

Gunmen

22

20040502

Saudi Arabia

Yanbu (Red Sea) oil offices

Guns

7

20040719

Russia

 

Bomb

2 (5)

20040726

Russia

Garbage

Bomb

0 (3)

20040807

Russia

Subway

Suicide bombe

11 (50)

20040823

Russia

Police

Bomb

0 (7)

20040824

Russia

Bus stop

Bomb

0 (4)

20040824

Russia

Two airliners, Moscow

Suicide bomber

89

20040901

Russia

Beslan school

Firearms

331 (727)

20041010

France

Ajaccio Education Inspectorate (Corsica)

Bomb

0 (3)

20041028

France

Bordeaux mayor’s office

Bomb

0 (0)

20041029

Russia

Assassination attempt, Col. A. Mukhtar

Bomb

0 (1)

20041104

Russia

Makhachkala

Bomb

1 (0)

20041207

Russia

Military

Firearms

1 (1)

20041209

Russia

Gas pipeline, Makhachkala

Explosives

0 (22)

2005:        

20050205

Russia

Government, Makhachkala

Firearms

4 (1)

20050207

Russia

Police, Makhachkala

Bomb

1 (4)

20050216

Russia

Deputy PM, Gagestan

Bomb, attempted assassination

3 (4)

20050319

Qatar

Doha Theatre

Bomb

1 Briton (12)

20050411

Russia

Police, Makhachkala

Bomb

1 (2)

20050413

Russia

Police, Makhachkala

Bomb

1 (2)

20050415

Russia

Police, Makhachkala

Bomb

0 (5)

20050419

Russia

Police, Makhachkala

Bomb

1 (1)

20050422

Russia

Police, Makhachkala

Bomb

1 (1)

20050612

Russia

Train

Bomb

0

20050630

Russia

 

Bomb

10 military

20050707

UK

London public transit

4 Explosions

56 (700+)

Partial list: Deadly attacks form terrorists of global (or local) reach on territory of G8 members (including the EU) or on G8 nationals (i.e., citizens of G8/EU countries) anywhere in the world. Deadly = death or injury.


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