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Today in terrorism: 11 October 1993

On this day in 1993, a publisher linked to “The Satanic Verses”, a novel by Salman Rushdie, was shot in Oslo, Norway.

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Today in terrorism: 10 October 2008

On this date in 2008, a suicide bomber struck Orakzai, Pakistan, killing at least 50 and wounding more than 100.

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Today in terrorism: 9 October 1934, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia Assassination

On this day in 1934, King Alexander I of Yugoslavia was assassinated by Bulgarian Vlado Chernozemski, a member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation (IMRO).

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Today in terrorism: October 8, 2015 knifings in Israel

Knives are handy tools. They can cut meat. They can be used to push food onto your fork. On this day in 2015, a series of stabbings in Israel shocked that nation.

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Today in terrorism: October 7, 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking

On this day in 1985, four terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Front corralled 97 passengers aboard the Italian ship Achille Lauro.

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Today in terrorism: October 6, 1981 Anwar Al-Sadat assassination

On October 6 1981, assassins posing as soldiers opened fire on Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as he watched a military victory parade.

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Today in terrorism: October 5, 1974 Guildford pub bombings

On this day in 1974, bombs went off in two pubs popular with British army personnel in Guildford that was close to several military barracks.

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Today in Terrorism: October 4, 2003

On 4 October 2003, 21 people were killed and 60 wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, Israel.

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Today in terrorism: October 3, 1991

On this day in 1991, five black Muslim followers of JuF stood accused of conspiring to simultaneously blow up two Toronto Hindu buildings in an attempt to kill 4,500 people.

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Today in Terrorism: October 2, 2004

Assam is probably not an area of the world at the forefront of many people’s minds. This state in northeast India near the border with Bangladesh (this is important as we shall see) is known for its tea more than anything. It is also, alas, a land that has witnessed a fair bit of violence […]