Overview of some of the worst terrorist attacks around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001 (not including Iraq):
The wreckage of a London bus with its seats open to the elements and its roof blown off after a terrorist attack on July 7th, 2005.
United States: Hijacked US airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, which collapse shortly afterwards. A third hijacked plane crashes into the Pentagon, while a fourth comes down in rural Pennsylvania. The attacks, claimed by Al-Qaeda, kill around 3,000 people.
Tunisia: Nineteen people are killed in a truck-bomb explosion outside a synagogue on the resort island of Djerba, most of them German tourists.
Pakistan: Fourteen people, including 11 French nationals, are killed in a car bomb attack in Karachi.
Indonesia: Bomb blasts rip through two crowded nightspots on the resort island of Bali, killing 202 people from 21 countries. The attacks are blamed on the Jemaah Islamiyah group.
Kenya: Twelve Kenyans and three Israelis are killed in a car bomb attack on an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa that also kills three attackers. At the same time an Israeli charter plane narrowly escapes a missile attack.
Saudi Arabia: Thirty-five people, including nine bombers, are killed in a coordinated strike on three Western housing complexes in Riyadh in an attack blamed on al-Qaeda.
Chechnya: At least 59 people are killed when a truck packed with explosives rams a local government building.
Chechnya: Eighteen people are killed when a female suicide bomber blows herself up at a crowded religious event in Chechnya.
Morocco: A series of suicide bombings in Casablanca kills 44 people, including 12 attackers and six foreigners.
Russia: Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a Moscow rock concert, killing 13 people.
Pakistan: At least 48 are killed in a suicide attack at a Shiite Muslim mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
Russia: A suicide bomber detonates a truck packed with
explosives at a military hospital in southern Russia, claiming at least 44 lives. The attack is blamed on Chechen separatists.
Indonesia: Twelve people are killed and 74 others injured after an explosion from a car bomb tears through a luxury hotel and surrounding buildings in Jakarta's main business district.
India: Double car-bombing in Bombay kills 52.
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Turkey: Four suicide bombings, claimed by a wing of Al-Qaeda, target two synagogues, the British consulate and a British bank, killing 63 people.
Russia: A bomb explodes on the Moscow subway, killing 41 and injuring 120.
Spain: A co-ordinated series of bomb attacks, claimed by
Al-Qaeda, in three Madrid railway stations, leave 191 dead and nearly 2,000 injured.
Russia: Two Russian airliners are blown out of the sky, killing 90 people. The attacks are claimed by Islamic Chechen separatists.
Indonesia: 11 dead, including a suicide bomber, in an attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta.
Egypt: Three bombs explode in the Sinai peninsula, hitting a hotel in Taba and two holiday camps, killing 32, including 13 Israelis, and injuring 105.
Lebanon: Former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri is among 19 killed in a bomb attack on the seafront road in Beirut, in which 220 others are injured.
Myanmar: Nineteen people killed and 162 injured in simultaneous bomb attacks on two shopping centres and a trade fair in Yangon.
London: Bombers blow up a double-decker bus and wreak carnage in underground trains, slaughtering at least 37 people and injuring more than 700.