Selected terrorist attacks and related incidents worldwide, Part 4: 2016-present

complied by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 2 January 2017

See Selected terrorist attacks and related incidents worldwide: Introduction for explanation of criteria used and completeness and for sources.

Part 1: 1880-2000
Part 2: 2001-2010
Part 3: 2011-2015

datelocationkilledinjureddescription
3 Jan 2016Camp Speicher, Iraq2022five suicide bombings at Iraqi police training facility; 15 security forces killed
7 Jan 2016Zliten, Libya60200suicide truck bombing at police training camp
11 Jan 2016Iraq3819car bombing and armed attack on al-Jawhara shopping center in Baghdad; two bombings at cafe in Muqdadiyah
16 Jan 2016Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso3356terrorists attack a cafe and two hotels, taking 176 hostages at one hotel before authorities retook the site; 28 killed included 6 Canadians, 5 Burkinabe citizens, 2 French, 2 Swiss, 1 Dutch, and 1 American missionary; 4 terrorists killed
16 Jan 2016Deir ez-Zor, Syria250Islamic State militants attacks on two neighborhoods, killing families of pro-Syrian government individuals
20 Jan 2016Charsadda, Pakistan3050armed attack at Bacha Khan University on students and teachers in classrooms and dorms; four attackers killed
22 Jan 2016Mogadishu, Somalia2617suicide car bombing followed by armed attack on beachside restaurant; 6 attackers killed
25 Jan 2016Bodo, Cameroon3266four suicide bombings at entrances to a marketplace
26 Jan 2016Chenartu district, Uruzgan, Afghanistan100insider attack in which 10 police at a checkpoint were poisoned then shot
26 Jan 2016Homs, Syria29101suicide car bombing at checkpoint in Alawite district followed by another suicide bombing
26 Jan 2016Aleppo, Syria25suicide bombing at checkpoint
30 Jan 2016Dalori, Borno, Nigeria8662attack on village including suicide bombings by three females, shootings, and firebombing of huts; many children killed
31 Jan 2016Sayyida Zeinab, Syria7199bombings at a bus station and a military headquarters
1 Feb 2016Kabul, Afghanistan2129suicide bombing at police headquarters
9 Feb 2016Dikwa, Nigeria6078two suicide bombings in refugee camp
13 Feb 2016Yakshari, Nigeria22armed attack on village
17 Feb 2016Ankara, Turkey2861suicide car bombing near to military buses
19 Feb 2016Meme, Cameroon24112two suicide bombings in marketplace by girls posing as food vendors
21 Feb 2016Sayyida Zeinab and Homs, Syria140279four suicide bombings near Shia shrine in Sayyida Zeinab; two car bombings in pro-Syrian government neighborhoods of Homs
28 Feb 2016Baghdad, Iraq80100two suicide bombings at marketplace
28 Feb 2016Baidoa, Somalia3240two suicide bombings
29 Feb 2016Muqdadiya, Iraq2458attack on funeral
6 Mar 2016Hillah, Iraq6295suicide truck bombing
9 Mar 2016Taza Khurmatu, Iraq1800chemical weapon attack by ISIS
13 Mar 2016Ankara, Turkey38125car bombing
13 Mar 2016Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast2233armed attack on two hotels near beach
16 Mar 2016Maiduguri, Nigeria2218two suicide bombings
20 Mar 2016Anbar, Iraq2712three bombings killed 24 soldiers
22 Mar 2016Brussels and Zaventem, Belgium35340three suicide bombings at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and subway station in Brussels
25 Mar 2016Aden, Yemen26?multiple car bombings
25 Mar 2016Iskandariya, Iraq4265suicide bombing at soccer game
27 Mar 2016Lahore, Pakistan72200suicide bombing attack on amusement park killed 72, including 29 children
7 Apr 2016Aleppo, Syria23100chemical attack on Kurdish-controlled neighborhood
19 Apr 2016Kabul, Afghanistan65347suicide bombing and armed attack on government building
30 Apr 2016Baghdad, Iraq3986suicide car bombing
1 May 2016Samawa, Iraq3575two suicide car bombings
11 May 2016Baghdad, Iraq6487truck bombing
12 May 2016Zara'a, Syria49?kidnapping of 70 civilians; 42 civilians and 7 soldiers were executed
15 May 2016Mukalla, Yemen4760suicide bombing
23 May 2016Jableh and Tartus, Syria184200multiple bombings
23 May 2016Aden, Yemen4660suicide car bombing targeting army recruits
27 May 2016Baghdad, Iraq101194multiple bombings
4 Jun 2016Bosso, Niger3267armed attack and arson by Boko Haram
11 Jun 2016Ghandoura and Damascus, Syria6975shooting and shelling attack on civilians in Ghandoura killed 49, injured 35; two bombings near Shia shrine in Damascus killed 20, injured 40
12 Jun 2016Orlando, Florida, United States5053shooting attack at nightclub
14 Jun 2016Lake Chad, Cameroon520armed attack on fishermen
17 Jun 2016Kuda, Nigeria2410armed attack on funeral
27 Jun 2016Al Mukalla, Yemen4537seven bombings at checkpoints
28 Jun 2016Istanbul, Turkey47239shooting and suicide bombing attack by three terrorists at Ataturk airport
30 Jun 2016Wardak, Afghanistan4250two suicide bombings targeting police cadets
1 Jul 2016Dhaka, Bangladesh2950shooting attack and hostage taking at restaurant
3 Jul 2016Baghdad, Iraq324225truck bombing in market area, setting fire to crowded shopping mall
5 Jul 2016Al-Hasakah, Syria26?suicide car bombing
6 Jul 2016Aden, Yemen258suicide car bombing and shooting attack at army headquarters
7 Jul 2016Balad, Iraq4075suicide car bombing and shooting attack at shrine
14 Jul 2016Nice, France87434vehicular attack on crowds celebrating Bastille Day; truck was driven down a 2 km stretch of crowded boardwalk; casualties included 10 children killed and 54 children injured
23 Jul 2016Kabul, Afghanistan80260two suicide bombings targeting crowds protesting a power line
24 Jul 2016Baghdad, Iraq2636multiple bombings
27 Jul 2016Qamishli, Syria44171two car bombings at police recruitment center and defense administration site
2 Aug 2016Benghazi, Libya2220car bombing
8 Aug 2016Quetta, Pakistan74130bombing attack on hospital
14 Aug 2016Beni, DR Congo51armed attack
15 Aug 2016Atmeh, Syria32suicide bombing on bus
20 Aug 2016Gaziantep, Turkey5790ISIS suicide bombing of wedding; 34 children among those killed
21 Aug 2016Galkayo, Somalia2130two suicide car bombings
29 Aug 2016Aden, Yemen7067suicide car bombing at army training camp
5 Sep 2016Tartus, Syria3850car bombing and follow-up suicide bombing at base used by Russian forces
5 Sep 2016Kabul, Afghanistan36124attacks on defense ministry building and international aid compound
9 Sep 2016Baghdad, Iraq4060two bombings at shopping mall
16 Sep 2016Peshawar, Pakistan2831bombing at mosque
3 Oct 2016Al-Hasakah, Syria2047suicide bombing at wedding
6 Oct 2016Atmeh, Syria3720suicide bombing
12 Oct 2016Oudalan, Central African Republic3057armed attack on refugees
13 Oct 2016Azaz, Syria2024car bombing at checkpoint
15 Oct 2016Baghdad, Iraq6080multiple attacks
24 Oct 2016Quetta, Pakistan61165armed attack on police training college
6 Nov 2016Tikirt and Samarra, Iraq25suicide bombings
7 Nov 2016Maru, Nigeria31attack by gunmen on gold miners
12 Nov 2016Lasbele, Pakistan55102suicide bombing in shrine
17 Nov 2016Amiriyat Fallujah, Iraq2040bombing targeting a wedding party
17 Nov 2016Azaz, Syria2524bombing
20 Nov 2016Tahrir, al-Baker, Baghdad, Mosul, Iraq6443multiple attacks
21 Nov 2016Kabul, Afghanistan3250suicide bombing at mosque
23 Nov 2016Baghdad, Iraq31103multiple attacks
24 Nov 2016Hillah, Iraq12595suicide car bombing at gas station
26 Nov 2016Mogadishu, Somalia2553car bombing near market
3 Dec 2016Mosul, Iraq2580attack by ISIS terrorists
7 Dec 2016Mosul, Iraq20suicide bombing targeting soldiers near a hospital
9 Dec 2016Madagali, Nigeria57177two suicide bombings in marketplace
10 Dec 2016Aden, Yemen5770suicide bombing targeting a group of soldiers
10 Dec 2016Istanbul, Turkey38166two suicide bombings near soccer stadium
11 Dec 2016Mogadishu, Somalia3050suicide car bombing at police complex
11 Dec 2016Cairo, Egypt2549bombing at Coptic Christian church
18 Dec 2016Aden, Yemen5263suicide bombing targeting soldiers gathered to collect their salaries
19 Dec 2016Berlin, Germany1256vehicular attack in which hijacked truck was driven into a Christmas market
22 Dec 2016Mosul, Iraq3440three car bombings in marketplace killed 23; mortar attack on refugees and aid workers killed 11
31 Dec 2016Baghdad, Iraq2854two bombings in marketplace
1 Jan 2017Istanbul, Turkey3969shooting attack on nightclub during New Year's celebration
2 Jan 2017Baghdad, Iraq4382suicide truck bombing in market killed 36, injured 52; three other bombings killed 7, injured 30


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