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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

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April 29, 1975: Hostage taking in South Africa

On April 29, 1975 a South African Jew took 20 people hostage at the Israeli Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

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April 28, 1903: Anarchists blow up French boat in Greece

On April 28, 1903 members of the Boatmen blew up the French vessel Guadalquivir as it lay in Thessaloniki harbour, killing absolutely no one

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April 27, 2011: Assassination attempt in Mexico

On April 27, 2011 a bomb targeted the head of engineering and nanotechnology at a Mexican university in an anti-technology’ attack.

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April 26, 2003: Attack at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Indonesia

On April 26, 2003 a bomb ripped through a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at Jakarta’s airport, injuring 11 people

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April 25, 2009: Taliban bomb kills children in Pakistan

On this day in 2009 11 children were killed by a bomb placed outside a girls’ school in Pakistan after they mistook the device for a toy

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April 24, 2006 bombings at tourist sites in Egypt

On this day in 2006 three bombs ripped through a tourist hub in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing 23 and wounding scores.

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April 23, 2016: ISIS assassination in Bangladesh

On April 23, 2016 ISIS killed a teacher in Bangladesh demonstrating just how much the terrorist group fears the liberating power of education

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April 22, 1988: Terrorists take gendarmes hostage in New Caledonia

On this day in 1988, indigenous terrorists, known collectively as the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front attacked a gendarmerie, killing 3 gendarmes and taking 27 unarmed hostages on the island of Ouvéa in New Caledonia

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April 21, 2004: Suicide bomber hits police building in Saudi Arabia

On this day in 2004, a suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at the gates of a government building in Riyadh killing five and wounding 148.