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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.

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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: 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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September 16, 1920: Wall Street bombing

On this day in 1920 a horse-drawn wagon passed by lunchtime crowds on New York’s iconic Wall Street, stopped near the JP Morgan bank headquarters and went boom.

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September 15, 2017: Parsons Green train bombing

On 15 September 2017, at around 08:20 BST, an explosion occurred on a District line train at Parsons Green Underground station, in London, England.

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September 13, 2006: Gunmen hit U.S. embassy, 3 attackers die

On this day in 2006, four gunmen attacked the US Embassy in Damascus, storming the compound with grenades and automatic weapons before being repelled by Syrian security forces.

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Two weeks later the IS role in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka is becoming clearer – wasn’t that obvious?

No sooner had the smoke cleared from the multiple terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday than many immediately said, some with alarming certainty, that the acts were definitely carried out by Islamic State (IS). These claims were made despite the complete lack of evidence at the time and seemed to suggest that IS, […]

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When Vulcans become terrorists

Star Trek needs to give us hope for what is to come. Wouldn’t it be nice to imagine a future without suicide bombers? Or am I just a dreamer?