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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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Quick Hits 158 – Are we losing our ability to label terrorism accurately?

Terrorism has been around for a long time but we have been especially captivated by it since 9/11.

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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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Why is Canada so obsessed with so little terrorism?

For a land which sees so little terrorism our media and ‘national security experts’ appear to think – and react – differently.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 14, 2004: Taliban executes supporters of Afghan president

On this day in 2004, seven people, including at least three government employees, were executed by suspected Taliban terrorists near the Pakistan border in Afghanistan.

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April 13, 2016: Terrorist bomb fruit and vegetable market in Iraq

On this day in 2016, a bomb exploded near the Rasheed fruits and vegetables market in southern Baghdad killing one person and injuring five others. The attack was not claimed by any group in particular and the perpetrators remain unknown.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 12, 1985: Multiple terrorist groups claim attack on Madrid restaurant

On this day in 1985 a bomb exploded at at El Descanso-La Casa de las Costillas, a popular restaurant in Madrid, bringing the three-story building down on about 200 diners and employees.

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What can we actually ‘predict’ when it comes to terrorism?

Our obsession with future-casting on all matters, including terrorist trends, may be understandable but that does not make it viable.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 11, 2011: Terrorists bomb metro during rush hour in Belarus

On this day in 2011, a bomb was detonated at the Oktyabrskaya metro station in Minsk, Belarus, killing 12 people and injuring 126. The bomb was set to go off during rusk hour at one of the busiest metro stations in the city.

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April 10, 1992: PIRA detonates one-ton bomb in UK’s financial center

On this day in 1992, the PIRA detonated a one-ton homemade bomb hidden in a white van in front of the Baltic Exchange building at the heart of London’s financial district.