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September Today in Terrorism

September 14, 1911: Assassination of Russian Prime Minister

On September 14, 1911 Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin was shot by a ‘revolutionary’ named Dmitry Bogrov

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September Today in Terrorism

September 1, 1973: Suicide bombing at Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow

On this day in 1973 a man blew himself up at the mausoleum which contains the body of Vladimir Lenin, the first leader of the Soviet Union.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 6, 2006: Bomb destroys bus in Transnistria

On July 6, 2006 a powerful explosion killed at least seven people on a minibus in the Transnistrian capital city, Tiraspol

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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 12, 2003: Suicide bombing in Chechnya injures hundreds

On May 12, 2003 three suicide bombers drove a truck bomb into the FSB offices in Chechnya, killing 59 people and injuring a further 200

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May Today in Terrorism

May 9, 2002: Terrorists bomb Victory Day celebration in Dagestan

On May 9, 2002 an explosion hit the main thoroughfare of Kaspiysk in the southern republic of Dagestan, killing 44 people and wounding 133

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April Today in Terrorism

April 16, 1996: Ibn al-Khattab leads Chechen massacre of Russian soldiers

On this day in 1996, Ibn al-Khattab led an ambush against a convoy of Russian troops in the mountains near Yaryshmardy, Chechnya killing more than 100 troops though some put the numbers in the several hundreds.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 15, 1902: Assassination of Russian Minister of the Interior

On this day in 1902, the Russian Minister of the Interior, Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin, was assassinated by a 20-year-old Socialist Revolutionary (read: anarchist) named Stepan Balmashov.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 19, 1999: Terrorists bomb crowded market in North Ossetia

On this day in 1999 52 people were killed and 168 wounded in a bombing at a crowded market in Vladkavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 19, 2011: Skiers killed in North Caucasus ambush

On this day in 2011 four people from Moscow were killed by Islamist terrorists in Russia’s North Caucasus region on their way to a ski resort.