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May Today in Terrorism

May 8, 2018: Jihadi prison siege in Indonesia

On May 8, 2018 155 members of a possible ISIS-linked Indonesian terrorist group took over a prison, eventually killing five officers.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 24, 2000: Churches bombed on Christmas Eve in Indonesia

On December 24, 2000 terrorists believed to be part of Jemaah Islamiyah bombed several churches in Jakarta and throughout Indonesia, killing 14 people and wounding scores.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 5, 2002: Bombing at McDonald’s in Indonesia

On December 5, 2002 the Islamist terrorist group Laskar Jundallah exploded a bomb at a McDonalds in Indonesia, killing two and wounding 15

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December Today in Terrorism

December 4, 1975: Hostage saga lasts several weeks in the Netherlands

On December 4, 1975 seven armed South Moluccan terrorists occupied the Indonesian Consulate in Amsterdam, taking 41 hostages, including 16 children.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 12, 2002: Terrorists bomb Bali nightclubs

On October 12, 2002 two powerful bombs exploded outside two clubs on the Indonesian island of Bali killing 202 people

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July Today in Terrorism

July 3, 2008: Police foil attempted jihadi bombing in Indonesia

On July 3, 2008 AQ-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists attempted to bomb a cafe popular with tourists in the Indonesian city of Bukittinggi.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 28, 2005: Islamist extremists suspected in Indonesian bombings

On May 28, 2005 two IEDs went off 15 minutes apart in a market in Tentena, Indonesia, killing 22 and injuring another 40.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 26, 2003: Attack at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Indonesia

On April 26, 2003 a bomb ripped through a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at Jakarta’s airport, injuring 11 people

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April Today in Terrorism

April 9, 2009: Independence movement blamed for attacks in Indonesia

On this day in 2009, a bombing in Jayapura, Indonesia killed 5 and injured several others while elsewhere 500 militants attacked a police post with bows and arrows and petrol bombs.

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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.