On September 23, 2018 three police officers were killed in Burkina Faso by probable jihadis while hunting for a mineworkers kidnaped by likely jihadis.
On September 13, 1974 Japanese Red Army terrorists stormed the French embassy in The Hague and took 11 hostages, including the ambassador
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.
On June 14, 1995 Chechen terrorists took thousands of hostages at a hospital in the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk, eventually killing 129.
Starting on May 23, 1977 a terrorist group known as the South Moluccans initiated two hostage taking incidents in the Netherlands.
On April 30, 1980 six gunmen seized the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 21 hostages, two of whom they killed
On April 29, 1975 a South African Jew took 20 people hostage at the Israeli Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa
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
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
Leftist terrorists took control of the Colombian Supreme Court and killed over a hundred civilians, including judges, in November 1985.