lördag, juni 21, 2008


List of terrorist incidents, 2008

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The following is a timeline of acts and failed attempts that can be considered non-state terrorism in 2008.


DateDead/InjuredLocation and description
January 3 ≈7≈66Flag of Turkey Diyarbakir. PKK militants were suspected by Turkish authorities to be behind a car bomb explosion.[1][2]
January 7≈19≈50Flag of Iraq Baghdad. Six bombings.[3]
January 10≈23≈58Flag of Pakistan Lahore. One suicide bomber blew himself up in a police crowd.[4][citation needed]
January 132≈5Flag of Burma Yangon. A bomb exploded in a public toilet in a railway station, injuring one woman. This was the third bombing incident in three days. One other took place on Friday, in a railway station toilet in Nay Pyi Taw, killing one woman. Another man died, and four people were injured, when a bomb exploded in Pyu, north of Rangoon.[5]
January 1411≈55Flag of Pakistan Karachi. A bomb exploded in Karachi during President Pervez Musharraf's visit.[6]
January 14≈6≈6Flag of Afghanistan Kabul. A suicide bomber kills six at the Kabul Serena Hotel.[7]
January 153≈22Flag of Lebanon Beirut. A bomb targeting a US Embassy vehicle detonates, killing bystanders and injuring the occupants.[8]
January 150≈39Flag of Thailand South Thailand. Suspected Islamist separatist bombed a market.[9]
January 163065Flag of Sri Lanka Buttala: A civilian bus was bombed, and the fleeing passengers were gunned down and the feeing gunmen also attacked farmers, killing at least 30 people.[10][11] The Sri Lankan government claimed that the gunman belonged to LTTE.
January 1696Flag of Iraq Khan Bani Saad: A woman wearing a vest lined with explosives blew herself up near Shiite worshippers in turbulent Diyala province north of the capital Wednesday, killing nine of them.[12]
January 1808Flag of Israel Sderot ;Western Negev. In 72 hours, more than 120 Qassam rockets and 65 mortars were fired towards the Western Negev, an exceptionally high number. More than 8 Israelis are injured by the rocketattacks. Two rockets nearly missed a kindergarten, full with children. See List of Qassam rocket attacks[13]
January 1844Flag of Yemen Hadhramaut Governorate. Gunmen opened fire on a group of tourists, killing two Belgian women, their Yemeni driver and a Yemeni man believed to be a tourist guide. Belgian tourist and a Yemeni were wounded in the incident. Al-Qaida suspected.[14]
January 2000Flag of Greece Athens. A Chilean diplomatic car was destroyed by an IED. An organization calling itself “Radical Solidarity” claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had been in support of Chile’s indigenous population.[15]
January 211822Flag of Iraq Al-Hajaj. Suicide bomber kills 18 in a funeral tent .[16]
January 2414Flag of Israel West Bank. Two Palestinians infiltrated a religious seminary and stabbed 3 students in the West Bank settlement of Kfar Etzion before being shot dead. The same day, Palestinian gunmen opened fire at Israelis outside the Shuafat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem, killing a border police officer and seriously wounding a female officer.[17]
January 264≈36Flag of Lebanon Beirut. A powerful car bomb killed one of Lebanon’s top terrorism investigators and three other people in eastern Beirut.[18]
January 29420Flag of Algeria Thenia. Four people killed and 20 wounded in an attack by a suicide bomber on a police station at Thenia, 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Algiers.[19]
January 30≈6≈18Flag of Afghanistan Lashkar Gah. Taliban insurgents were blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a mosque, killing at least six including a provincial deputy governor, Per Mohammad.[20][21]


DateDeadInjuredLocation and description
February 1 60Flag of Pakistan North Waziristan. A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a Pakistani security force checkpost in the North Waziristan tribal region on Friday, killing six men. [22]
February 103Flag of Mauritania Nouakchott. Gunmen opened fire on Israel's embassy in Mauritania, wounding three French nationals [23]
February 198≈200Flag of Iraq Baghdad. Two mentally disabled women were strapped with explosives and sent into busy Baghdad markets, where they were blown up by remote control. The bombs killed at least 98 people and wounded more than 200 at two popular pet markets [24]
February 22050Flag of Sri Lanka Dambulla. A bus carrying civilians bombed.[25]
February 312≈100Flag of Sri Lanka Colombo. Suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew herself up outside a train at the main railway station in Colombo.[26]
February 3≈8≈9Flag of Somalia Mogadishu. A landmine destroyed a mini-bus.[27][28][29][citation needed]
February 419Flag of Israel Dimona. A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosion belt in a shopping centre and kills one woman and injures nine other people. A second suicide bomber is hurt in the blast and shot to death by Israeli police before he could detonate his own belt.[30][31] See Dimona attack.
February 41320Flag of Sri Lanka Weli-Oya and Colombo.Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed 13 people with two roadside bombs on Monday, just hours after the government celebrated the island's 60th anniversary of independence with a parade of military might in the capital. [32]
February 525≈90Flag of Somalia Bossaso. Two separate bombs went off in northern Somalia, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 90 others [33]
February 762Flag of the United States Kirkwood, Missouri. A gunman storms into city hall, killing six people before being shot and killed by police.
February 92750Flag of Pakistan Charsada, Peshawar province. The bombing of a political gathering killed 27 and wounded more than 50 people.[34]
February 11≈25≈40Flag of Iraq Balad, Iraq is struck by a car bomb. See 2008 Balad bombing.[35]
February 111013Flag of Pakistan North Waziristan. A suicide bomber killed at least ten people, including an election candidate, and wounded 13 others [36]
February 14518Flag of the United States DeKalb, Illinois. A gunman shoots 23 people in a specific sector of an Oceanography class, killing 5, at Northern Illinois University, before killing himself.
February 1639≈100Flag of Pakistan Parachinar. A suicide bomber attacked supporters of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.[37]
February 1765≈50Flag of Afghanistan Kandahar. Taleban suspected of a suicide bomb attack at a dog-fighting competition.[38][39][40][21]
February 183730Flag of Afghanistan Near Pakistan border. A suicide bomber targeted a foreign military convoy.[41]
February 1913Flag of Afghanistan Kandahar car bomb kills 1. [42]
February 2000Flag of India Panvel. A small explosion occurred in a movie theater screening Jodhaa Akbar, a film deemed insulting to some Hindutva groups.[43][44]
February 265Flag of Afghanistan Roadside bomb kills 5 policemen [45]
February 292740Flag of Pakistan Suicide bomb at Pakistan funeral kills 27 [46]


DateDead/InjuredLocation and description
March 6 810Flag of Israel Jerusalem. A Palestinian gunmen opened fire in the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, one of the most prominent Jewish educational centres in Jerusalem killing 8 and injuring 10. Hamas praised the attack. See Mercaz HaRav shooting.[47]
54≈130Flag of Iraq Baghdad. In a popular market in the Karada shopping area, a roadside bomb detonates. As a crowd gathered around the site of the blast, a few minutes later a suicide bomber blew himself up which killed dozens and wounded scores.[48]
March 10 30Flag of Iraq Kanaan. A female suicide bomber entered the home of Sheik Thaeir Ghadhban al-Karkhi, a prominent Sunni who had turned against al-Qaeda, and blew herself up, killing al-Karkhi, his 5-year-old niece, and a security guard.[49]


DateDead/InjuredLocation and description
April 12 13~200Flag of Iran Shiraz. An bomb exploded inside of the Shohada Hosseiniyeh mosque at around 9 p.m. during a sermon by a cleric well-known for criticism of Wahhabism and Bahaii. Tehran blamed Western-backed monarchists for the attack.[50][51] On its website, a group called Anjoman-e Padeshahi-e Iran (API), or Soldiers of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, claimed responsibility.[52]
April 15 ~53~90Flag of Iraq Baquba. At least 53 died and another 90 were injured when explosives packed in a bus detonated outside a restaurant near a court in Baquba, north of Bagdad.[53]
April 15 13Flag of Iraq Ramadi. 13 were killed in a suicide bombing at a kebab restaurant where policemen were eating in Ramadi[53]


DateDead/InjuredLocation and description
May 2 ~15~55Flag of Yemen Yemen, Sa'dah Governorate. 15 are killed and 55 are injured in a bombing at the Ben Salman mosque.[53]
May 10 1129Flag of Sri Lanka Ampara. A bomb attributed to Tamil Tiger rebels ripped through a cafe, 11 killed, 29 injured.
May 13 63213Flag of India Jaipur. A simultaneous bomb blast at eight different sites, including a crowded shopping site and a Hanuman temple, no one has claimed responsibility.
May 14 14Flag of Spain Legutiano, Alava. A powerful bombing outside a civil guard, blamed on Basque separatist ETA group, killing one guard.
May 16 993Flag of Sri Lanka Downtown Colombo. A suicide bomb exploded near the Sri Lankan president residence, blamed on LTTE.
May 18 1320Flag of Pakistan Mardan. A bomb exploded a bakery shop near Pakistani Army site, which blamed on Taliban militants.
May 21 60Flag of Ethiopia Addis Ababa. a bomb went off on minibus near Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, where blamed on Oromo Liberation Front.
May 26 872+Flag of Sri Lanka Colombo. A packed commuter train carrying 200 passenger onboard which time bombing exploded at Dehiwela railroad station, that blamed on LTTE.[54]
May 28 35Flag of Ethiopia Negele Boran. A bomb blast at Kidane Mihret and Shuferoch hotel, Islamic militants suspected.
May 29 217Flag of the Philippines Zamboanga. a cell-phone time bomb exploded outside Edwin Andrews Air Base, where blamed on Abu Sayyaf militants.
May 3100Flag of India Navi Mumbai. Police defused a small explosive at a movie theater screening Jodhaa Akbar, a film deemed insulting to some Hindutva groups.[55][56]


DateDead/InjuredLocation and description
June 2 ~8~30Flag of Pakistan Islamabad. A suicide car bombing blast occurred at around 1 p.m. local time outside of the Danish embassy. Nearby buildings also suffered damage. The attack is thought to be the work of fundamentalist terrorists.[57]
June 4 0~18Flag of Sri Lanka Colombo. A bomb blast targeted a commuter train as it sped towards the capital. The explosive had been left along the track and detonated at around 7:10 a.m. as the last car passed. Government sources implicated the LTTE.[58]
June 4 07Flag of India Thane. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of an auditorium hosting a play that parodied the Mahabharat. Two men, ages 50 and 34, admitted guilt to the attack and others on February 20th and May 31st. Although the men claimed membership in Hindutva groups, they stated that they acted alone without support.[59][60]
June 6 2147Flag of Sri Lanka Moratuwa suburb of Colombo. A roadside bomb blast targeted a crowded state-run commuter bus at about 7:35 a.m. The government quickly placed blame upon LTTE, who had yet to claim responsibility.[61]
June 6 220Flag of Sri Lanka Kandy district. The Sri Lankan government blamed LTTE militants for a bomb explosion that occurred aboard a commuter bus only a few hours after a similar attack near the capital.[62]
June 9 12Flag of Algeria Boumerdès Province. Two explosions kill 13 in the town of Beni Amrane, Algeria. Islamic militants suspected. [63]
June 15 2~12Flag of Nepal Rautahat District. A group calling itself the Tarai Army claimed responsibility for an explosion in a crowded bus station in southern Nepal. The bomb had been hidden in a wheat sack.[64][65]
June 15 08Flag of Turkey Istanbul. An explosion in a cafe in the Büyükçekmece district on the European side of the Bosporus was attributed to a bomb.[66]
June 16 1240+Flag of Sri Lanka Northern Province, Sri Lanka. A explosives in a motorcycle is detonated in front of a police station in Vavuniya, killing 12 members of police and injuring 40, including children. [67]


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