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June Today in Terrorism

June 28, 2013: Far-right terrorist leaves IED outside UK mosque

On June 28, 2013 a Ukrainian-born far right terrorist living in the UK detonated an IED outside a mosque in Wolverhampton

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May Today in Terrorism

May 22, 2013: Terrorists murder soldier in UK

On May 22, 2013 two jihadis ran over a UK veteran of the Afghan War in Woolwich and tried to decapitate him.

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May Today in Terrorism

May 5, 1881: Fenians bomb Chester Barracks in the UK

On May 5, 1881 Fenians exploded a bomb at the Chester Barracks in Chester, England: there were no casualties

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April Today in Terrorism

April 30, 1980: Siege at Iranian embassy in London

On April 30, 1980 six gunmen seized the Iranian Embassy in London, taking 21 hostages, two of whom they killed

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April Today in Terrorism

April 17, 1986: Jordanian plants bomb in pregnant fiancée’s luggage

On this day in 1986, Irishwoman Ann-Marie Murphy was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London by El Al Airlines security as she tried to board one of their planes to Israel. In a false bottom of Murphy’s bag, the security agent found 10 pounds of plastic explosives and a calculator rigged to act as a detonator.

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April Today in Terrorism

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.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 20, 1993: IRA bombing kills two children in the UK

On this day in 1993 two bombs planted in litter bins on a busy shopping street in Warrington detonated within minutes of each other, killing two children.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 18, 2016: Islamist extremists beat elderly imam to death in the UK

On this day in 2016 an Islamist extremist in Rochdale, UK bludgeoned to death an imam he believed was performing “black magic”