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January 25, 1988: Suicide attack in Sri Lanka

On this day in 1988 three suicide bombers crashed a truck through the gates of Sri Lanka’s holiest Buddhist temple, killing 8 other people, wounding 23

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January 24, 1977: Shootings in Spain

On this day in 1977 neo-fascists gunned down five labour lawyers near Atocha station in Madrid, and wounded four others.

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January 23, 2015: Car bombing in the Philippines

On this day in 2015 a car bomb exploded in the Philippines city of Zamboanga, killing one and injuring 48.

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January 22, 2015: Mortar attack in Ukraine

On this day in 2015 a trolleybus in the rebel Ukrainian stronghold of Donetsk was hit by mortar fire, killing 13

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January 21, 2008: Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral

On this day in 2008 a suicide bomber apparently targeting a senior security official blew himself up inside a funeral tent, killing 18 people

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January 20, 2011: Hijacking in Indian Ocean

On this day in 2011 Somali pirates seized a Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Oman, and its Vietnamese crew of 24 people.

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January 19, 2018: Shooting in southern Thailand

On this day in 2018 a 51 year-old woman whose husband was killed by terrorists three years earlier was also shot dead as she was going to work.

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January 18, 2018: Lone actor attack in West Bank

On January 18, 2018 a pregnant woman was moderately wounded by a terrorist in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem

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January 17, 2016: Attack on refugees in Germany

On this day in 2016 a man wearing a swastika-emblazoned helmet and “Hitler moustache” attacked two Afghan refugees on a ski slope in Altenberg, Germany.

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January 16, 2007: Suicide bombing in Iraq

On this day in 2007 at least 70 people were killed at a largely Shiite university in northeastern Baghdad.