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May Today in Terrorism

May 23, 1977: Terrorists take hundreds of hostages in the Netherlands

Starting on May 23, 1977 a terrorist group known as the South Moluccans initiated two hostage taking incidents in the Netherlands.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 28, 1981: Indonesian commandos foil hijacking in 81 seconds

On this day in 1981 members of the Indonesian terrorist group Jihad Command hijacked a domestic flight but forced to fly to Malaysia and then to Bangkok.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 24, 2019: Attempted hijacking foiled in Bangladesh

On this day in 2019 a flight from Dhaka bound for Dubai needed to make an emergency landing after a man allegedly attempted to hijack the plane.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 20, 2011: Hijacking in Indian Ocean

On this day in 2011 Somali pirates seized a Mongolian-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Oman, and its Vietnamese crew of 24 people.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 24, 1994: GIA hijacking in France

On this day in December 1994 GIA terrorists hijacked a French airliner with a plan of exploding it over the Eiffel Tower.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 7, 1972: Attempted hijacking in Ethiopia

On this day in 1972, members of the Eritrean Liberation Front attempted to hijack an Ethiopian aircraft but were all killed by security agents on board.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 4, 1977: Downing of a Malaysian airliner

A hijacker linked to the Japanese Red Army may have tried to seize control of a Malaysian aircraft in December 1977 that ended with the deaths of all 100 aboard.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 13, 1977: Hijacking of Lufthansa flight 181

In 1977 PFLP terrorists hijacked Lufthansa flight 181, killing the pilot before German anti-terror commandos stormed the plane.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 28, 1966: Hostage taking in the Falkland Islands

Argentinian nationalists hijacked an airliner and took hostages in an effort to force the UK to recognise Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.