9/11 attack anniversary: Take a look at 10 major terrorist attacks around the world ever since deadly attack

11 September 2017, 10:55 AM
Ten major terrorist attacks around the world since 9/11 (Image: PTI)
Ten major terrorist attacks around the world since 9/11 (Image: PTI)

In one of the most horrible terror strike which shook the entire world, Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked planes and crashed into many locations in United States on September 11, 2001. It was a terror attack which took lives of 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 people. Terrorists did not stop there. They continued their attacks around the world and killed many people.

On the anniversary of that deadly attack, let us have a look at terror attacks since the 9/11 attack:

# Indonesia, October 12, 2002: World was yet to recover from the shock of 9/11 and this strike claiming the lives of 202 people struck in Indonesia. Apart from the deaths, 20 people also got injured. The attack happened on the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali.

# Russia, October 23, 2002: In a brutal terror attack, 40-50 armed terrorists took 850 hostages inside crowded Dubrovka Theater in Moscow. It resulted in deaths of at least 170 people and injuries to more than 700 people.

# Spain, March 11, 2004: The 2004 Madrid train bombings were coordinated.  Simultaneous bombings ahead of general elections killed 192 people and injured at least 2,000 people. It was later found that the attack was carried out by Al-Qaeda terrorist cell.

# Russia, September 1–3, 2004: The Beslan school hostage crisis started on September 1 and lasted for three days. The hostage involved illegal occupation of over 1,100 people including 777 children. The attack caused death of at least 385 people.

# India, July 11, 2006: The Mumbai train bombings shook the entire world. In the very populated Mumbai local train, terrorists had planted bombs. Seven bomb blasts happened over a period of 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai. The blasts took lives of 209 people and injured more than 700 people.

# India, November 26, 2008: In one of the deadliest attack on Indian soil, terrorists killed at least 166 people and wounded numerous others in a series of coordinated attacks on India's financial capital, Mumbai. Ajmal Kasab, one of the terrorists, was caught alive. India claimed that the attack was carried out by Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

# Turkey, October 10, 2015: In the Ankara bombings, 102 people were killed and over 400 others got injured. According to two high ranked sources in the Turkish security forces ISIL is most likely responsible.

# Afghanistan, December 8, 2015: Terrorists breached the security of Kandhar Airport in Afghanistan and attacked it. Terrorists also did damage to the surrounding areas. The attack took lives of 70 people and injured 35 people.

# Pakistan, August 8, 2016: Terrorists have also struck Pakistan and the country has been victim of many terrorist attacks in recent times. On a sad day, 77 people were killed and over 100 injured by a suicide bombing at a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.

# Pakistan, February 16, 2017: During the 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing, a suicide bomber entered the main hall of the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan and detonated his payload amid dozens of worshippers. The attack claimed the lives of 88 people and more than 100 got injured.

First Published: Monday, September 11, 2017 10:18 AM
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