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October 26, 1954: Attempted assassination of Egyptian President Nasser

On October 26, 1954 a Muslim Brotherhood member tried to assassinate Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser in Alexandria but failed

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October 25, 2016: IED attack targets vaccination drive in Pakistan

On October 25, 2016 a Pakistani police officer was killed and another injured by IEDs in Peshawar in an attack targeting a polio vaccination effort.

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October 24, 1994: Female suicide bomber kills politician in Sri Lanka

On October 24, 1994 a female LTTE suicide bomber killed Sri Lankan politician Gamini Dissanayake and 50 others.

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October 23, 2014: Terrorist attacks NYPD with hatchet in New York

On October 23, 2014 a radical Muslim convert attacked four NYPD officers in Queens, injuring two, one critically.

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October 22, 2015: Sword-wielding terrorist attacks in Sweden

On October 22, 2015 a neo-Nazi armed with a sword killed a pupil and a teacher at a school in the Swedish town of Trollhattan.

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What should we do with ‘pretend’ terrorists?

Should a wannabe Canadian terrorist who lied about joining ISIS get away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist?

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October 21, 2007: PKK executes sophisticated attack on Turkish soldiers

On October 21, 2007 PKK terrorists killed at least 17 Turkish soldiers and wounded 16 others near Turkey’s border with Iraq.

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October 20, 1981: Attempted robbery of an armoured car in New York

On October 20, 1981 ‘black nationalists’ tried to rob a Brinks armoured car in Nanuet, New York, killing one guard and injuring another.

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October 19, 2015: Bomb planted on bus roof explodes in Pakistan

On October 19, 2015 a bomb explosion on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta killed at least 11 people and wounded a further 22

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When the fight for independence leads to terrorism

What do we do when independence movements which are not seen, at least not yet, as terrorist groups start to venture down that road.