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Today in terrorism: October 20, 2014

It is indeed rare that I find myself writing about terrorism in my own country. I thankfully live in a land where political or religious violence is infrequent and even on those occasions where someone, or several someones, is plotting to do something violent we are blessed with a competent set of counter terrorism agencies […]

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Today in terrorism: October 19, 1998 arson at Colorado ski resort

How far would you go to prevent something bad from happening? Here is a small example. Let’s say you were walking downtown and came across a man and a woman arguing. As you went by you noticed things were getting more heated. Voices were raised and tempers skyrocketed. There was some physical contact (fingers pointed […]

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Today in terrorism: 18 October 1977, Assassination of Hanns Martin Schleyer

On this day in 1977, German businessman Hanns Martin Schleyer was killed by the Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction).

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Today in terrorism: 17 October 1970, FLQ killing of Pierre Laporte

On this day in 1970, Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte, who had been kidnapped seven days earlier, was found dead in the trunk of a car.

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Today in terrorism: 16 October 2006, Sri Lanka

On this day in 2006, 92 sailors were killed and 150 more injured during a barbaric terrorist attack in Sri Lanka.

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Today in terrorism: 15 October 1992

In just four hours, the village of Palliyathidal was the scene where some 285 men, women and children were killed by a 1,000 strong LTTE force.

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Today in terrorism: 14 October 2017

Of all the actions carried out by Al Shabaab , the deadliest one took place on this day two years ago.

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Today in terrorism: 13 October 2015, A pox on both your houses

The neverending back-and-forth between the Israelis and the Palestinians was captured in a single day back in 2015.

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Today in terrorism: 12 October 1984, Margaret Thatcher bombing attempt

On this day in 1984, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombed the Grand Hotel in Brighton (England), where then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s ruling Conservative Party was holding its annual conference. Five people died and many more were injured.

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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.