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July 8, 2004: LTTE female suicide bomber detonates in Sri Lanka

On this day in 2004, a female suicide bomber trained and tasked by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) set off explosives in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Repeat after me: thou shall not kill!

Why is it that so many so-called ‘religious’ terrorists seem to ignore the very tenets against murder that their religions explicitly espouse?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Minke Meijnders – What role does strategic foresight play in national security?

Episode 101 – Phil Gurski chats with Minke Meijnders, instructor at the University of Ottawa’s Security, Economics and Technology program.

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July 7, 1987: Sikh terrorists massacre Hindus on Indian bus

On July 7, 1987 Sikh terrorists stopped a bus traveling in the Punjab and systematically killed 38 Hindu passengers and wounded another 33

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July 6, 2006: Bomb destroys bus in Transnistria

On July 6, 2006 a powerful explosion killed at least seven people on a minibus in the Transnistrian capital city, Tiraspol

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July 5, 2016: Al Shabaab beheads telecommunications workers in Somalia

On July 5, 2016 Al Shabaab terrorists beheaded two staff from a Somali telecommunications company whom they accused of “cooperating with the enemy”

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July 4, 2002: Independence Day shootings at LAX

On July 4, 2002 an Egyptian AGAI terrorist opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport, killing two and wounding four

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July 3, 2008: Police foil attempted jihadi bombing in Indonesia

On July 3, 2008 AQ-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists attempted to bomb a cafe popular with tourists in the Indonesian city of Bukittinggi.

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July 2, 2016: Al Shabaab mortar attack kills children in Somalia

On July 2, 2016 Al Shabaab launched mortars at the town of Baidoa killing two little girls and wounding 19.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 1, 2016: Canadian helps plan ISIS attack in Bangladesh

On July 1, 2016 ISIS terrorists entered a café in Dhaka, took hostages and killed twenty people most of whom were foreigners