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July Today in Terrorism

July 16, 2005: Suicide bombers create deadly inferno in Iraq

On July 16, 2005 a suicide bomber attacked a crowded market in a town south of Baghdad, killing 100 and wounding 150.

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June Today in Terrorism

June 20, 2009: Suicide bombing at mausoleum in Iran

On June 20, 2009 a suicide bomber exploded his device at the mausoleum to Ayatollah Khomeini killing two and wounding eight

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June Today in Terrorism

June 10, 2014: ISIS massacres Shia Muslims from Iraqi prison

On June 10, 2014 up to 670 prisoners from Badush prison in the Iraqi city of Mosul were killed by ISIS

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Perspectives

So who gets to decide what is and what is not a terrorist group?

The decision to name some groups as terrorist is often a very biased one: it is important to see why certain groups are labeled as such

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April Today in Terrorism

April 1, 2018: Killing of Hazara Shiite in Pakistan

On this day in 2018, a member of Quetta’s Shia Hazara community was killed and another was injured in what was suspected to be a targeted killing.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 16, 2013: Sunni terrorists target Shia Muslims in Pakistan

On this day in 2013 at least 79 people were killed and another 180 injured in a bomb attack in a predominantly Shia Muslim part of the Pakistani city of Quetta

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February Today in Terrorism

February 12, 2011: Suicide bombing targets Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

On this day in 2011 a suicide bomber in Iraq killed at least 27 people and wounded a further 20 in an attack on a bus carrying Shia pilgrims.

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Perspectives

How much should we really worry about Iran?

Today is a bit of a departure, but just a bit: I want to talk about Iran. You know, that country in the Middle East which everyone thinks is public enemy #1!

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Suspected ISIS attack in South Africa (May 10, 2018)

On this day in 2018, a rare terrorist attack occurred when three men killed one person and wounded two in a bomb/knife assault against a Shia mosque.

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April 4, 2010 | ISIS bombing in Baghdad

On this day in 2010, three suicide car bombs hit the centre of Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad, killing at least 42 and injuring more than 200 others.