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January Today in Terrorism

January 25, 1988: Suicide attack in Sri Lanka

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

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January Today in Terrorism

January 21, 2008: Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral

On this day in 2008 a suicide bomber apparently targeting a senior security official blew himself up inside a funeral tent, killing 18 people

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January Today in Terrorism

January 16, 2007: Suicide bombing in Iraq

On this day in 2007 at least 70 people were killed at a largely Shiite university in northeastern Baghdad.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 15, 2006: Suicide bombing in Afghanistan

On this day in 2006 a suicide car bomb hit a Canadian military convoy in southern Afghanistan, killing three civilians including diplomat Glyn Berry

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January Today in Terrorism

January 14, 2004: Suicide bombing in Gaza

On this day in 2004 a female suicide bomber killed at least four Israelis at the Erez border crossing separating Israel and northern Gaza.

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Nashville explosion Quick Hits Video

The Nashville explosion is looking more and more like a spectacular suicide, not an act of terrorism

Borealis looks at serious acts of violence, including ‘suicide bombings’, that are not terrorist in nature.

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Nashville explosion Quick Hits Video

Nashville explosion: Just what do we mean by ‘terrorism’?

The recent explosion in Nashville has been deemed a ‘suicide bombing’. Was it?

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December Today in Terrorism

December 27, 2002: Truck bombing in Chechnya

On this day in December 2002 Chechen suicide bombers attacked parliament in Grozny, killing almost a hundred and wounding hundreds more.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 23, 2015: Suicide bombing in Cameroon

On this day in December 2015 a female suicide bomber recruited by Boko Haram killed two in northern Cameroon.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 15, 1981: Truck bombing in Beirut

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.