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October 31, 2015: IS in the Sinai bombing of Egyptian airliner

IS in the Sinai claimed the bombing of an Egyptian airliner that resulted in the deaths of all 225 passengers in October 2015.

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October 30, 2002: Bombings in Soweto, South Africa

One person was killed and three wounded in Boer extremist bombings in Soweto, South Africa in October 2002.

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October 29, 2005: Islamist terrorist beheadings in Indonesia

Islamist extremists beheaded three Christian schoolgirls in Indonesia in October 2005 and wounded a fourth severely.

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October 28, 2013: Tiananmen Square attack in Beijing

Two Uyghur terrorist groups claimed a vehicle attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in October 2013 in which two were killed.

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October 27, 2013: Bombings in India

Indian Islamist terrorists are believed to have been behind the 2013 bombings which targeted a BJP rally killing six and wounding dozens.

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October 26, 1868: White supremacist riots in Louisiana, United States

Many were killed in a white supremacist riot against African Americans in the southern US in October 1868 in the aftermath of the civil war.

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October 25, 2009: Car bombs in Baghdad

Two car bombs exploded near the Green Zone in Baghdad in October 2009 killing more than 100 people and wounding more than 500

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October 24, 2016: Hostage taking at Pakistani police college

Islamist terrorists took hostages at a police college in Pakistan in October 2016 and killed 60 cadets (another 100 were wounded).

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October 23, 1972: Bombing in Japan

In 1972 a Japanese leftist terrorist organisation bombed a memorial it saw as a symbol of ‘imperialist aggression’.

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October 22, 1970: Bombing in San Francisco

Terrorists tossed a bomb at a church holding the funeral of a police officer in San Francisco in October 1970.