Map of worst terrorist attacks worldwide: 100 or more fatalities

(under construction) compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston last updated 20 October 2007 Map of worst terrorist attacks worldwide: 100 or more fatalities

This map shows the locations of terrorist strikes resulting in 100 or more fatalities, based on these listings:
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List of worst terrorist acts Incidents of mass casualty terrorism

Numbers identify the individual strikes chronologically in the list below (fatalities in parentheses). Magenta identifies strikes by Islamic terrorists, red identifies all other strikes (note: association of individual strikes with Islamic terrorism is not authoritative). (A single "strike" often includes coordinated attacks at multiple locations on the same day.) The 9/11 attacks were number 34; numbers 35-59 are post-9/11 strikes. The deadliest strikes were numbers 34, 58, 5, 44, 10, and 20. Strikes in Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003 are numbers 37, 38, 41, 43, 45-47, 50-55, 57, 58. 1. 13 Dec 1921: bombing of Bolgard palace in Bessarabia (modern Moldova) (100)

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16 Apr 1925: bombing of cathedral in Sophia, Bulgaria (160) 18 May 1973: mid-air bombing of Aeroflot airliner, Siberia (100) 4 Dec 1977: crash of hijacked Malaysian airliner near Malaysia (100) 20 Aug 1978: arson of theater in Abadan, Iran (477) 20 Nov-5 Dec 1979: hostage taking at Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (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 second 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 hijacked planes into World Trade Center, New York City, New York, Pentagon in Alexandria, Virginia, and site in 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, Russia (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 (140)

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