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Chronology of Terror

Overview of some of the worst terrorist attacks around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001 (not including Iraq):

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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.


2001
Sept 11
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.

2002
April 11
Tunisia: Nineteen people are killed in a truck-bomb explosion outside a synagogue on the resort island of Djerba, most of them German tourists.

May 8
Pakistan: Fourteen people, including 11 French nationals, are killed in a car bomb attack in Karachi.

Oct 12
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.

Nov 28
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.

2003
May 12
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.

May 14
Chechnya: Eighteen people are killed when a female suicide bomber blows herself up at a crowded religious event in Chechnya.

May 16
Morocco: A series of suicide bombings in Casablanca kills 44 people, including 12 attackers and six foreigners.

July 5
Russia: Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a Moscow rock concert, killing 13 people.

July 4
Pakistan: At least 48 are killed in a suicide attack at a Shiite Muslim mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.

Aug 1
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.

Aug 5
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.

Aug 25
India: Double car-bombing in Bombay kills 52.

Nov 15, 20
Turkey: Four suicide bombings, claimed by a wing of Al-Qaeda, target two synagogues, the British consulate and a British bank, killing 63 people.

2004
Feb 6
Russia: A bomb explodes on the Moscow subway, killing 41 and injuring 120.

March 11
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.

Aug 24
Russia: Two Russian airliners are blown out of the sky, killing 90 people. The attacks are claimed by Islamic Chechen separatists.

Sept 9
Indonesia: 11 dead, including a suicide bomber, in an attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta.

Oct 7
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.

2005
Feb 14
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.

May 7
Myanmar: Nineteen people killed and 162 injured in simultaneous bomb attacks on two shopping centres and a trade fair in Yangon.

July 7
London: Bombers blow up a double-decker bus and wreak carnage in underground trains, slaughtering at least 37 people and injuring more than 700.