May timeline: Terrorism strikes innocents across the globe



Fri, 26 May 2017 - 07:45 GMT


Fri, 26 May 2017 - 07:45 GMT

IS flag - Wikimedia Commons

IS flag - Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 26 May 2017: Terrorism has no borders, and targets everyone in the world. The Friday shooting attack in Minya comes amid a series of aggressions carried out in Egypt and other countries leaving hundreds of innocent causalities. Egypt Today sheds light on some of the terrorist attacks which have occurred during May 2017.

May 26 - Minya shooting (Egypt)

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians to Samuel monastery near the southern city of Minya, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 29 others.

May 26 - Kandahar attack 2 (Afghanistan)

At least 15 Afghan soldiers have been killed and five others injured in an attack by the Taliban group on a military base in Kandahar province.

May 25 - Assassination attempt on the former Greek PM (Greece)

An explosion believed to be caused by a letter bomb targeted former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos’ car in Athens. Papademos suffered several injuries, though his condition is currently stable.

May 23 – Homs attack (Syria)

A car bomb exploded in Homs, killing four people and injuring 40 others. It came two days after the city returned fully to a state of government control for the first time since 2011.

May 23 - Kandahar attack 1 (Afghanistan)

At least 11 Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province.

May 23- Manchester Arena bombing (Britain)

At least 22 people were killed and more than 59 others were injured in an boming at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester. A suicide bomber carrying an improvised explosive device caused the blast.

May 21 – Mosul attacks (Iraq)

At least 17 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 13 injured in a series of suicide attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern city of Mosul.

May 21 – Zabul attack (Afghanistan)

At least 20 Afghan police officers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the southern province of Zabul.

May 21 - Deir Ezzor attack (Syria)

About 15 civilians were killed and 63 others injured, most of whom were women and children in an IS terrorist attack with mortar shells on Harabesh and al-Joura neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.

May 20 – Baghdad and Basra blasts (Iraq)

About 35 victims were struck in car bombing blasts, which occurred in Baghdad and Basra. Two booby-trapped vehicles, driven by suicide attackers, exploded at Abu Dsheer checkpoint, located at the northern entrance of the capital of Baghdad.

May 20 – Libya airbase attack (Libya)

An attack on an airbase in south Libya killed about 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Khalifa Haftar (Commander of the Eastern “Operation Dignity” forces).

May 15 - Red Cross employees abducted (Mali)

Four Malian nationals working for the Red Cross in central parts of the country were kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Negotiations are still underway to secure the release of the abductees.

May 11 – Tribesmen killed in Sinai (Egypt)

About 13 tribesmen were killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the northern city of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula.

May 9 – Hawija executions (Iraq)

IS executed 47 of its prisoners in Kirkuk’s Hawija city, including 12 of their comrades. Those executed were of several Arab nationalities.

May 5 - Boko Haram attack (Chad)

Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region. Some 40 Boko Haram jihadists were also killed as the army responded to the attack on the Kaiga post.



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