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September Today in Terrorism

September 20, 2015: Boko Haram sets off multiple bombs in Nigeria

On this day in 2015, Boko Haram killed at least 80 people and wounded about 150 injured in multiple bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 11, 2015: Disguised terrorist detonates suicide bomb in Chad

On July 11, 2015 a Boko Haram terrorist disguised as a woman detonated a suicide vest in Chad, killing 15 people and wounding another 80

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Why the death of a terrorist group leader may not be as big as it seems

Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 5, 2016: Suicide bombers detonate on public transport in Niger

On this day in 2016 three civilians were killed and several others injured when two Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated their equipment in a public transport vehicle on its way to a market in southeast Niger.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 16, 2016: Two female suicide bombers attack mosque in Nigeria

On this day in 2016 two female suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 22 worshippers

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When terrorists and criminals collaborate

When terrorists turn to crime it may be to the benefit of law enforcement and security intelligence agencies by making prosecutions easier

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February Today in Terrorism

February 26, 2012: Tit-for-tat attacks in Nigeria

On this day in 2012 a suicide car bomber killed at least three people who were at morning prayers in a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 4, 2015: Boko Haram massacre of citizens in Cameroon

On this day in 2015 Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 90 people in an attack on the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria

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Today in Terrorism

January 3, 2015: Boko Haram massacre in northern Nigeria

On this day in 2015 Boko Haram terrorists slaughtered as many as 2,000 in Baga, a town on the shores of Lake Chad in NE Nigeria.

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Terrorism in Nigeria appears to have no end in sight

Annual Nigerian presidential claims that terrorism is on the descendant are invariably wrong: the exact opposite is true.