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Sometimes it may make sense for some to turn to terrorism

Decades of frustrated desires for autonomy, if not outright independence, are readily understandable motivations for some to turn to terrorism.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 11, 1995: Car bomb targets police and their families in Algeria

On this day in 1995 a car bomb exploded in Algiers near housing for police officers and their families, wounding at least 63 people.

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Why we need to be careful in declaring an end to terrorism

Terrorism is really hard to defeat. Governments often announce ‘victory’ over terrorist entities to sound positive, but these pronouncements are usually hollow.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 29, 2008: Suicide bombing in Algeria

On this day in 2008 a car bomb attack on a police station killed two people and wounded 23 in Thenia, a town east of Algiers

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September Today in Terrorism

September 7, 1995: Car bomb explodes near Jewish school in Lyon, France

On this day in 1995, Algeria’s GIA terrorist group exploded a car bomb outside a Jewish school in Lyon, France, injuring 14

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Bomb blast in Algeria (June 22, 1995)

On this day in 1995, the GIA set off a car bomb in the northeastern Algerian city of Constantine, wounding 16 including 5 children.

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January 30, 1995 | Car bombing in Algiers

On this day in 1995, the GIA exploded a car bomb on a street bustling with people preparing for a religious holiday, killing at least 38.

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January 16, 2013 | In Amenas gas plant terrorist attack, Algeria

Three young men from a non-descript southern Ontario city ended up fighting for AQ in Africa. What are the chances of that happening?