The US 9/11 incident had not only shaken the United States of America, but the entire world as well. It was the time when the World Trade Center’s twin towers collapsed because of the two planes that crashed into the building. The big question now is, have you known some other incidents that made the whole world worried? Well then, here are 10 extremely serious terrorist attacks happened in the world apart from the 9/11 incident:
10. 2003 Istanbul Bombing Incident
Last November 15 and 20, 2003, the world has shaken with the report of bombing incidents in the capital city of Turkey, which is Istanbul. It was reported that 4 trucks were bombed by the terrorists, and 57 people died in this incident. Some people who lost their precious lives in this particular terrorist attack were Britons, Turkish residents, and the Consul General Roger Short, whom was a British official assigned in Turkey.
9. 2002 Bali Bombing Incidents
Way back on October 12, 20012, two horrifying bombing incidents happened in Indonesia, particularly in the village of Kuta in Bali. The very first bombing incident happened in a certain night club in the place and a suicide bomber did it. The second bomb was put inside the car outside the bar, and this created an extremely powerful explosion that killed hundreds of tourists like Britons, Australians, and Americans.
8. 2005 London Bombings
The beautiful city of London has experienced a very serious suicide terrorist attack last July 7, 2005 for the very first time. The targets of the said attacks were several public transportation vehicles in the city the double-decker buses and the London Underground trains. The incident caused the lost of lives of 52 civilians. There were even 700 people who got injured.
7. Beslan School Hostage Crisis
In Beslan, North Ossetia of Russian Federation, an extremely serious hostage crisis happened way back on September 1, 2004. The hostage taking happened in the School Number One in Beslan in which armed Islamic separatists headed by a warlord named Shamil Basayev werethe suspects. There were 1,100 individuals who were taken by the terrorists as hostages and 777 of them were children.
6. 2008 Mumbai Attack
Starting November 26, 2008 up to November 29, 2008, the city of Mumbai in India experienced a series of bombing incidents that targeted some of the famous structures in the city like the Taj Mahal, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Leopold Cafe. In this attack, 66 people were killed and 308 people were injured. Later on, it was found out that Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for the attack.
5. 2007 Karachi Bombing
The beautiful country of Pakistan has also become the target of terrorists. The city of Karachi experienced a terrible bombing last October 18, 2007. The main target was the motorcycle that carried the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. Though the terrorists were not successful in killing her at that time, there were still 139 people who lost their precious lives.
4. 2014 Peshawar School Massacre
Way back on December 16, 2014, the deadliest terrorist attack in the country of Pakistan happened. The target was the Army Public School in the city of Preshawar, in which over 145 people got killed. It was reported that members of the terrorist group Tehrik-i-Taliban opened fire towards the school. Most of the victims were school boys who were under the age bracket of 8-18 years old.
3. Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria
All in all, over 5,000 innocent people were killed in the bombing incidents happened in Nigeria way back in the year 2009 and in the year 2014. The responsible for the attacks was the terrorist group known as Boko Haram. It’s a terrorist group based in the northeast part of Nigeria, and it was led by a man named Abubakar Shekau. The incident also involved kidnappings of several people.
2. December 2014 Assam Violence
In the state of Assam in the beautiful country of India, several terrorist attacks happened way back on December 23, 2014. It killed over 85 individuals that include 20 young innocent children. The districts of Chirang, Sonitpur, and Kokrajhar were the target places of the terrorists. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland was said to be the one being responsible for the attack.
1. ISIS Attacks
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a very popular terrorist group in the world, and it already created big and serious chaos in Syria and Iraq that have really shaken the entire world. These involved bombing attacks and kidnappings. The members of this terrorist movement never choose their victims, may they be oldies, girls, and even children.
These are the 10 extremely serious terrorist attacks happened in the world apart from the 9/11 incident in the United States. Truly, terrorism is one big problem in the world that has not yet solved until now.