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Major Terrorist Events of the 21st Century

According to the (CDI) Center for Defense Information, Washington, USA

  • In 1998, 273 episodes of Terrorism left 741 dead and 6000 injured. Of these 40% of acts were on US targets. After World War II more than 60 Heads of state were murdered.
  • In 1983, 241 US Marines were killed by suicide bomber aircrafts, while in their barracks in Beirut.
  • In 1986, the La Belle discotheque was bombed in West Berlin, Germany, killing 3 US soldiers and 200 civilians.
  • In 1988, The Lockerbie disaster killed 278 in Scotland. (Khadaffi)
  • In 1995,169 civilians died when the Alfred Murrah building in Oklahoma, US was bombed.
  • On Dec 29 1997, In Elizane, Algeria, 412 villagers were hacked to death by terrorists.
  • In Abadan, Iran, 400 were burned to death in a cinema hall due to political rivalry.

Presented in table format are the major terrorist events of the
twenty first Century.

Tables Are Grouped As Follows:

  • Bombing Of Public Places
  • Assasinations
  • Bombing Of Aircrafts
  • Hijacking
  • Mass Killing
  • Bombing Of Government Buildings / Embassies (2 Tables)