Death and destruction around the globe

A timeline of the destruction both domestically and Internationally

Published: 24th September 2016 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2016 04:22 PM   |  A+A-


July 11, 2006: Seven blasts are carried out on the suburban railways in Mumbai in just 11 minutes. Around 200 people die and over 700 injured.

Aug 25, 2007: Two bombs explode simultaneously at Lumbini Amusement Park and Gokul Chat Bhandar in Hyderabad, killing 42 and injuring several others.

Sept 13, 2008: Pakistani extremist groups plant bombs at several places in Delhi. Of which the ones at Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash explode killing 30 people and injuring another 130.

Nov 26, 2008: As many as 166 people killed in Mumbai in a series of coordinated attacks. Early in the year, Indian and Western agencies begin to pick up information about a potential attack. Two CIA warnings are also delivered in late September. Another alert on November 18 reports the location of a Pakistani vessel linked to an LeT threat. No heed was paid, however.

Feb 13, 2010: A bomb explodes at popular German Bakery in Pune, killing 17 and injuring 60 others.

Sept 7, 2011: A briefcase bomb planted outside Delhi High Court kills 17 and wounds 76. Attack takes place while PM Manmohan Singh is on a historic two-day visit to Bangladesh.

Feb 13, 2012: A bomb explosion in an Israeli diplomat’s car in Delhi injures an embassy staff member, a local employee and two passersby.

Feb 21, 2013: Two blasts target a shopping centre and a cinema hall in Hyderabad, killing 17 and injuring 119.

Jan 2, 2016: Armed group attacks Pathankot Air Force base. The gun battle and the subsequent combing operation last for about 17 hours.



9/11 carnage Sept 11, 2001

A series of four coordinated attacks, in which two planes are crashed into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, are carried out by terrorist group al-Qaeda, killing 2,996 people and injuring over 6,000.

Madrid train bombing March 11, 2004

A nearly simultaneous bombings take place in the Cercanías commuter train system in the Spanish capital three days before general elections. The explosions, one of the deadliest in the country’s history, kill 192 people and injure 2,000.

London blasts July 7, 2005

Four Islamist extremists detonate three bombs in quick succession aboard London underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two people are killed and over 700 injured, making it Britain’s worst terrorist incident. The blasts take place even as there are alerts at many locations throughout the UK.

Boston Marathon bombing : April 15, 2013

The attacks are followed by shootings that happen when two pressure-cooker bombs explode during the Boston Marathon. The explosion kills three civilians and injures 264. The US government states that there had been no intelligence inputs prior to the bombing.

Sydney siege: Dec 15-16, 2014

Lone gunman Man Haron Monis holds hostage 10 customers and eight employees of a café located at Martin Place in the Australian city. Police treat the event as a terrorist attack at the time but Monis’ motives have subsequently been debated.

Hebdo Jan 9, 2015

A mass shooting at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s Paris office is carried out by two al-Qaeda gunmen from Yemen.

Paris Nov 13, 2015

Three suicide bombers strike outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, during a football match. It is followed by several mass shootings, and a suicide bombing, at cafés and restaurants. Gunmen carry out another mass shooting and take hostages at a concert in the Bataclan theatre. Over 130 people are killed and 368 injured.

Orlando Nightclub shooting June 12, 2016

Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, kills 49 people and wounds 53 inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in the Florida city. He is shot and killed by the police later. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single person.

Dhaka July 1, 2016

Unidentified gunmen kill 20 hostages in the affluent Gulshan Thana neighbour-hood of the Bangladesh capital. Thirteen hostages are rescued; two police officers and six terrorists are killed. Though the Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack, Bangladeshi officials say it was carried out by homegrown militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

Nice July 14, 2016

A 19-tonne cargo truck is driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city, resulting in the death of 86 people. The attack ends following an exchange of gunfire, during which the driver is killed by the police.

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