What happened in the world of terrorism around the globe: week of July 25-31, 2022
Category: Today in Terrorism
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Terrorism has been a part of human society for centuries if not millennials. Even if we struggle to agree on a common definition we can still have an educated conversation on what it looks like and what has been the impact on societies both past and present. This series will examine terrorist movements and terrorist acts across time and place.
We will discuss how ideology feeds terrorism and how disparate groups can share ideologies in different parts of the world. We will look at how leadership functions as well as how terrorist groups get their message out, both to gain recruits as well as to strike fear and anxiety in populations.
On May 31, 1906 a Spanish anarchist threw a bomb hoping to hit King Alfonso XIII, killing 24 and wounding more than 100.
On May 30, 2009 two pamphlet-bombs exploded outside an Ecuadorian TV station and ministry: no victims or significant damage ensued.
On May 29, 2016 35 civilians were wounded in an ISIS attack using rockets containing chlorine gas in Iraq’s Nineveh Province.
On May 28, 1974 the Italian fascist group Ordine Nuovo placed a bomb in Brescia near an anti-fascist march, killing eight people and wounding another 102.
On May 27, 2004 Nepalese Maoists killed a newspaper hawker and injured two others near the western mountain resort of Pokhara.
On May 26, 2016 ISIS executed eight of its members in Iraq’s Nineveh Province for not joining the fight against Kurdish militias.
On May 25, 2014 two possible Al Shabaab terrorists bombed a restaurant in Djibouti, killing three and wounding 15.
On May 24, 1978 the Battalon Vasco-Espanol claimed the murder of a taxi driver in northern Spain it accused of helping the ETA terrorist group.
On May 23, 2000 Hizbul Mujahideen took responsibility for a bomb that went off on a golf course where India’s Chief Minister for Kashmir had been playing.