On March 26, 2012 at least two people were killed and 8 others wounded by mortar rounds fired by Somali terrorist group al Shabaab
On February 12, 2016 five UN peacekeepers were killed when their base in northern Mali was hit by mortars, gunfire and a truck bomb at the hands of AQIM.
On December 8, 2017 14 UN personnel were killed and a further 53 wounded in the DRC by ISIS-linked Allied Democratic Forces jihadis.
On July 2, 2016 Al Shabaab launched mortars at the town of Baidoa killing two little girls and wounding 19.
On this day in 1991 the IRA launched mortars at the offices of UK Prime Minister John Major in 10 Downing Street
On this day in 2015 a trolleybus in the rebel Ukrainian stronghold of Donetsk was hit by mortar fire, killing 13