Human Rights Maps (37): Worst Terrorist Attacks

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This map, compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston, and last updated 24 August 2008, shows the worst terrorist attacks, worst meaning attacks resulting in 100 or more fatalities:

map of worst terrorist attacks worldwide

(source, click on the image to enlarge)

Legend:

1: 13 Dec 1921: bombing of Bolgard palace in Bessarabia (modern Moldova) (100)
2: 16 Apr 1925: bombing of cathedral in Sophia, Bulgaria (160)
3: 18 May 1973: mid-air bombing of Aeroflot airliner, Siberia (160)
4: 4 Dec 1977: crash of hijacked Malaysian airliner near Malaysia (100)
5: 20 Aug 1978: arson of theater in Abadan, Iran (477)
6: 20 Nov-5 Dec 1979: hostage taking at Grand Mosque in Mecca (includes 87 terrorists killed) (240)
7: 23 Sep 1983: crash of Gulf Air flight following mid-air bombing over the UAE(112)
8: 23 Oct 1983: truck bombings of U.S. Marine and French barracks, Beirut, Lebanon (301)
9: 14 May 1985: armed attack on crowds in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (150)
10: 23 Jun 1985: mid-air bombing of Air India flight off Ireland, and attempted bombing of flight in Canada (331)
11: 18 Apr 1987: roadway ambush near Alut Oya, Sri Lanka (127)
12: 21 Apr 1987: bombing of bus depot in Columbo, Sri Lanka (106)
13: 29 Nov 1987: mid-air bombing of Korean Air flight near Burma (115)
14: 21 Dec 1988: mid-air bombing of Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland (270)
15: 19 Sep 1989: mid-air bombing of French UTA flight near Bilma, Niger (171)
16: 27 Nov 1989: mid-air bombing of Avianca flight in Bogota, Columbia (110)
17: 3 Aug 1990: armed attack at two mosques in Kathankudy, Sri Lanka (140)
18: 13 Aug 1990: armed attack at mosque in Eravur, Sri Lanka (122)
19: 2 Oct 1990: crash of hijacked PRC airliner in Guangzhou, PRC (132)
20: 12 Mar 1993: 15 bombings in Bombay, India (317)
21: 22 Sep 1993: crash of airliner struck by missile in Sukhumi, Georgia (106)
22: 19 Apr 1995: truck bombing of federal building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA (169)
23: 14-19 June 1996: hostage taking in Budennovsk, Russia, and two failed rescue attempts (143)
24: 23 Nov 1996: crash of hijacked Ethiopian Air flight off Comoros (127)
25: 29 Aug 1997: attacks at Sidi Moussa and Hais Rais, Algeria (238)
26: 22 Sep 1997: attack at Ben Talha, Algeria (277)
27: 30 Dec 1997: attack at Ami Moussa, Algeria (272)
28: 4 Jan 1998: attacks at Had Chekala, Remka, and Ain Tarik, Algeria (172)
29: 11 Jan 1998: attack on movie theater and mosque at Sidi Hamed, Algeria (103)
30: 8 Aug 1998: truck bombings of U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Saalam, Tanzania (303)
31: 13 Sep 1999: bombing of apartment building in Moscow, Russia (130)
32: 31 Oct 1999: intentional crash of Egypt Air flight off Massachusetts, USA, by pilot (217)
33: 10 Aug 2001: attack on train south of Luanda, Angola (152)
34: 11 Sep 2001: crashing of planes into WTC, New York, Pentagon in Virginia, and Pennsylvania, USA (2,993)
35: 12 Oct 2002: car bombing outside nightclub in Kuta, Indonesia (202)
36: 26 Oct 2002: hostage taking and attempted rescue in theater in Moscow (includes 41 terrorists killed) (170)
37: 29 Aug 2003: car bombing outside mosque in Najaf, Iraq (125)
38: 1 Feb 2004: two suicide bombings of political party offices in Irbil, Iraq (109)
39: 21 Feb 2004: armed attack and arson at refugee camp, Uganda (239)
40: 27 Feb 2004: bombing and fire on ferry near Manila, Philippines (118)
41: 2 Mar 2004: multiple suicide bombings at shrines in Kadhimiya and Karbala, Iraq (188)
42: 11 Mar 2004: bombings of four trains in Madrid, Spain (191)
43: 24 Jun 2004: multiple bombings and armed attacks in several cities in Iraq (103)
44: 1-3 Sep 2004: hostage taking at school in Beslan, Russia (includes 30 terrorists killed) (366)
45: 28 Feb 2005: car bombing outside medical clinic in Hilla, Iraq (135)
46: 14 Sep 2005: multiple suicide bombings and shooting attacks in Baghdad, Iraq (182)
47: 5 Jan 2006: bombings in Karbala, Ramadi, and Baghdad, Iraq (124)
48: 11 Jul 2006: multiple bombings on commuter trains in Mumbai, India (200)
49: 16 Oct 2006: truck bombing of military convoy near Habarana, Sri Lanka (103)
50: 23 Nov 2006: multiple car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq (202)
51: 22 Jan 2007: multiple bombings in Baghdad area, Iraq (101)
52: 3 Feb 2007: truck bombing in market place in Baghdad, Iraq (137)
53: 6 Mar 2007: two bombings and other attacks on pilgrims, Hilla, Iraq (137)
54: 27 Mar 2007: two truck bombings in Tal Afar, Iraq (152)
55: 18 Apr 2007: bombings in Baghdad, Iraq (193)
56: 3-10 Jul 2007: hostage taking and subsequent storming of mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan (102)
57: 7 Jul 2007: bombings in Baghdad and Armili, Iraq (182)
58: 14 Aug 2007: multiple truck bombings in Al-Qataniyah and Al-Adnaniyah, Iraq (520)
59: 18 Oct 2007: bombing of motorcade in Karachi, Pakistan (137)
60: 17 Feb 2008: bombing at dogfighting festival in Kandahar, Afghanistan (105)

There’s another list of terrorist attacks here. Below is this list in map form:

Number_of_terrorist_incidents_2009

Here’s another map showing the number of non-state terrorist incidents in the period 2000–2008:

Number of non-state terrorist Incidents 2000–2008

(source)

More on terrorism.

9 Comments

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  3. Israr says

    good job, have you updated it in 2009?. terrorists are faster than bloggers;)

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