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May 31, 1906: Spanish anarchist bombs royal wedding

On May 31, 1906 a Spanish anarchist threw a bomb hoping to hit King Alfonso XIII, killing 24 and wounding more than 100.

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May 30, 2009: Anti-government group bombs TV station in Ecuador

On May 30, 2009 two pamphlet-bombs exploded outside an Ecuadorian TV station and ministry: no victims or significant damage ensued.

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May 29, 2016: ISIS uses chlorine gas in terrorist attack

On May 29, 2016 35 civilians were wounded in an ISIS attack using rockets containing chlorine gas in Iraq’s Nineveh Province.

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May 28, 1974: Italian far right terrorist group bombs town square

On May 28, 1974 the Italian fascist group Ordine Nuovo placed a bomb in Brescia near an anti-fascist march, killing eight people and wounding another 102.

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May 27, 2004: Terrorists kill newspaper delivery man ignoring strike

On May 27, 2004 Nepalese Maoists killed a newspaper hawker and injured two others near the western mountain resort of Pokhara.

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May 26, 2016: ISIS kills its own terrorists for disobeying orders

On May 26, 2016 ISIS executed eight of its members in Iraq’s Nineveh Province for not joining the fight against Kurdish militias.

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May 25, 2014: Suicide bombers hit popular restaurant in Djibouti

On May 25, 2014 two possible Al Shabaab terrorists bombed a restaurant in Djibouti, killing three and wounding 15.

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May 23, 2000: Assassination attempt on golf course in India

On May 23, 2000 Hizbul Mujahideen took responsibility for a bomb that went off on a golf course where India’s Chief Minister for Kashmir had been playing.

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May 22, 2018: Anarchists bomb ATM in Mexico

On May 22, 2018 an IED planted by a Mexican anarchist group exploded at an ATM in Oaxaca, causing little damage and no casualties.

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May 21, 2004: Bombing at Bangladeshi shrine

On May 21, 2004 a bomb injured the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh while he was visiting the Shah Jalal shrine, killing two.