On this day in 1988 three suicide bombers crashed a truck through the gates of Sri Lanka’s holiest Buddhist temple, killing 8 other people, wounding 23
On this day in 2008 a suicide bomber apparently targeting a senior security official blew himself up inside a funeral tent, killing 18 people
On this day in 2007 at least 70 people were killed at a largely Shiite university in northeastern Baghdad.
On this day in 2006 a suicide car bomb hit a Canadian military convoy in southern Afghanistan, killing three civilians including diplomat Glyn Berry
On this day in 2004 a female suicide bomber killed at least four Israelis at the Erez border crossing separating Israel and northern Gaza.
Borealis looks at serious acts of violence, including ‘suicide bombings’, that are not terrorist in nature.
The recent explosion in Nashville has been deemed a ‘suicide bombing’. Was it?
On this day in December 2002 Chechen suicide bombers attacked parliament in Grozny, killing almost a hundred and wounding hundreds more.
On this day in December 2015 a female suicide bomber recruited by Boko Haram killed two in northern Cameroon.
A suicide bomber linked to an Iranian Shiite terrorist group drove a vehicle into the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, killing dozens including the Lebanese Ambassador to Baghdad.