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January Today in Terrorism

January 12, 2018: Bombings in Chile

On this day in 2018 four churches in Santiago, Chile were attacked on the eve of a papal visit with homemade bombs that caused minor damage

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January Today in Terrorism

January 9, 2014: Murder of Pakistani counter terrorism police officer

On this day in 2014 a senior Pakistani police officer known for campaigning against the Taliban was killed in a bomb blast in Karachi.

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Nashville explosion Quick Hits Video

Do conspiracy theories constitute an ‘ideology’

Lizard people, COVID, 5G… What conspiracy theories did the Christmas Day Nashville bomber believe in? Was he treated differently because he was white?

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January 2, 2016 Islamist attack on Indian airbase

On this day in 2016, Pakistani terrorists dressed in Indian Army uniforms attacked the Pathankot Air Base, killing several personnel.

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Nashville explosion Quick Hits Video

The Nashville explosion is looking more and more like a spectacular suicide, not an act of terrorism

Borealis looks at serious acts of violence, including ‘suicide bombings’, that are not terrorist in nature.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 1, 2004: Bombing at concert in Indonesia

On this day in 2004 nine people were killed and 32 injured when a bomb exploded during a New Year’s Eve music concert in Indonesia’s Aceh province

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December Today in Terrorism

December 30, 2000: Multiple bombings in Manila

On this day in 2000 six explosions in central Manila killed 22 and wounded 100 in an attack eventually blamed on Jemaah Islamiya.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 29, 1992: Bombing of hotels in Aden

On this day in 1992 Al Qaeda was behind the bombing of a Movenpick Hotel in Aden, Yemen that killed a tourist and an employee.

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Nashville explosion Perspectives

Sometimes an explosion is just an explosion

The Christmas Day bombing in Nashville has led to many, many questions and very few answers on what happened and why.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 13, 1921: Anarchist bombing at Bessarabian castle

Perhaps as many as 300 people were killed at the Siguranzia Palace in Bessarabia in December 1921 in an attack blamed on ‘conspirators’