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Today in Terrorism

January 20, 1980 | Bombing in Basque territory

‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’: this applies to terrorists too (and civilians in the wrong place at the wrong time).

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When terrorists and criminals collaborate

When terrorists turn to crime it may be to the benefit of law enforcement and security intelligence agencies by making prosecutions easier

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February Today in Terrorism

February 23, 1984: Parliamentary candidate assassinated in Spain

On this day in 1984 a hooded gunman assassinated a Socialist candidate for the regional parliament, three days before the hotly contested Basque elections

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Why we need to be careful in declaring an end to terrorism

Terrorism is really hard to defeat. Governments often announce ‘victory’ over terrorist entities to sound positive, but these pronouncements are usually hollow.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 9, 2009: ETA Bombing in Spain

On this day in 2009 a bomb inside a van exploded in northeastern Madrid, after a warning call by ETA

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January Today in Terrorism

January 24, 1977: Shootings in Spain

On this day in 1977 neo-fascists gunned down five labour lawyers near Atocha station in Madrid, and wounded four others.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 30, 2000: Multiple bombings in Manila

On this day in 2000 six explosions in central Manila killed 22 and wounded 100 in an attack eventually blamed on Jemaah Islamiya.

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Nashville explosion Perspectives

Sometimes an explosion is just an explosion

The Christmas Day bombing in Nashville has led to many, many questions and very few answers on what happened and why.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 4, 1972: Bookstore bombing in Paris

It is ironic when a terrorist group is itself hit by a terrorist attack. PARIS, FRANCE — Like a lot of people I enjoy a really well written (or dramatised) whodunit. The twists and turns of the plot, the false leads, the paths that lead nowhere and, of course, the ultimate discovery of the real […]

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Today in Terrorism

March 11, 2004 | Train Bombings in Madrid

On this day in 2004, ten bombs placed on four trains detonated during the morning commute in Madrid, killing 191 and leaving and more than 1,600 wounded.