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This week in terrorism: January 18-24, 2021

Listing all acts of terrorism that occurred in the world last week from the 18th to the 24th of January, 2021.

Date
LocaleGroup (if known)Dead/WoundedMOTypeSource
Jan. 18, 2021AfghanistanTaliban10/2GunsIslamistLearn More
Jan. 19, 2021AfghanistanTaliban?0/11IEDIslamistLearn More
Jan. 19, 2021AfghanistanTaliban4/0GunsIslamistLearn More
Jan. 19, 2021Niger4/8IEDIslamistLearn More
Jan. 20, 2021Afghanistan0/6IEDIslamistLearn More
Jan. 20, 2021SomaliaAS4/6IEDIslamistLearn More
Jan. 21, 2021IraqISIS32/100Suicide bombIslamistLearn More
Jan. 21, 2021Burkina Faso1/0IslamistLearn More
Jan. 21, 2021AfghanistanTaliban8/0GunsIslamistLearn More
Jan. 23, 2021SomaliaAS4/2IEDIslamistLearn More
Jan. 23, 2021NigeriaBH?35/0Islamist?Learn More
Jan. 24, 2021SomaliaAS1/1GunsIslamistLearn More
Jan. 24, 2021NigeriaBH9/0GunsIslamistLearn More
Jan. 24, 2021IraqISIS11/12GunsIslamistLearn More
Jan. 24, 2021AfghanistanTaliban?1/3IEDIslamistLearn More

This week in terrorism: January 18-24, 2021 – Borealis Threat & Risk Consulting
Totals: 16 attacks; 124 dead; 151 wounded; all attacks carried out by Islamist terrorists (100%)

16
attacks
151
wounded
124
deaths
100%
Islamist terrorists
At least 8 members of the Afghan forces were killed in Taliban attacks in Nimroz and Baghlan province on Thursday evening, sources and officials said. 
This is the launch of a new series by Borealis! In it we will log and describe all the acts of terrorism that occurred in the world in the course of a given week (Monday to Sunday).

The attacks listed are taken from open source and there is no pretense that it is exhaustive (although any major attack anywhere would most probably have been taken up by some media source somewhere).

The purpose of this series is to present facts on where terrorism is happening and who is behind it. It is an effort to document what is actually happening on the ground rather than speculate on which set of terrorist actors poses the greatest threat to public safety and national security.

If we have missed something significant please let us know. We love getting feedback at Borealis!


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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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