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May Today in Terrorism

May 9, 2002: Terrorists bomb Victory Day celebration in Dagestan

On May 9, 2002 an explosion hit the main thoroughfare of Kaspiysk in the southern republic of Dagestan, killing 44 people and wounding 133

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May 8, 2018: Terrorists kill miners in Venezuela

On May 8, 2018 the Colombian terrorist group ELN killed 20 miners in the Venezuelan province of Bolivar.

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May 7, 2016: ISIS attacks Kurdish village with Chlorine gas

On May 7, 2016 ISIS terrorists launched several mortar rounds containing chlorine gas at the village of Bashir killing three and wounding hundreds

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May 6, 2007: Attack at UN school in Gaza Strip

On May 6, 2007 a clash broke out at a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip in which one person was killed and six wounded.

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May 5, 1881: Fenians bomb Chester Barracks in the UK

On May 5, 1881 Fenians exploded a bomb at the Chester Barracks in Chester, England: there were no casualties

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May 4, 2005: Suicide bomber targets police recruits in Kurdistan

On May 4, 2005 a suicide bomber pretending to be a job seeker blew himself up outside a police recruiting center in Erbil killing at least 60 Kurds

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May 3, 2002: Multiple pipe bombs planted in midwestern United States

Beginning on this day in 2002 a 21-year old college student planted a series of pipe bombs in rural mailboxes across five midwestern US states.

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May 2, 2002: FARC massacres civilians in Colombia

On May 2, 2002 a cylinder bomb fell on a church where civilians had taken refuge amid clashes between the FARC and the Colombian army

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May 1, 1981: Assassination of city councillor in Vienna

On May 1, 1981 Vienna city Councillor Heinz Nittel, co-founder of the Austrian Jewish Welcome Service, was assassinated

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April 30, 1980: Siege at Iranian embassy in London

On April 30, 1980 six gunmen seized the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 21 hostages, two of whom they killed