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September Today in Terrorism

September 23, 2018: Police killed on duty in Burkina Faso

On September 23, 2018 three police officers were killed in Burkina Faso by probable jihadis while hunting for a mineworkers kidnaped by likely jihadis.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 13, 1974: JRA hostage crisis at French embassy in The Hague

On September 13, 1974 Japanese Red Army terrorists stormed the French embassy in The Hague and took 11 hostages, including the ambassador

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Hostage taking – A conversation with Rachel Briggs

Episode 103 – In this podcast, Phil Gurski talks to Rachel Briggs, first director of Hostage UK and founding executive director of Hostage US on this fascinating issue.

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June Today in Terrorism

June 14, 1995: Terrorists take thousands of hostages in Russia

On June 14, 1995 Chechen terrorists took thousands of hostages at a hospital in the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk, eventually killing 129.

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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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April Today in Terrorism

April 30, 1980: Siege at Iranian embassy in London

On April 30, 1980 six gunmen seized the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 21 hostages, two of whom they killed

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April Today in Terrorism

April 29, 1975: Hostage taking in South Africa

On April 29, 1975 a South African Jew took 20 people hostage at the Israeli Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

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April Today in Terrorism

April 22, 1988: Terrorists take gendarmes hostage in New Caledonia

On this day in 1988, indigenous terrorists, known collectively as the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front attacked a gendarmerie, killing 3 gendarmes and taking 27 unarmed hostages on the island of Ouvéa in New Caledonia

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January Today in Terrorism

January 30, 2014: Hostage taking in Iraq

On this day in 2014 six Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 24 people

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November Today in Terrorism

November 6, 1985: Palace of Justice attack in Colombia

Leftist terrorists took control of the Colombian Supreme Court and killed over a hundred civilians, including judges, in November 1985.