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24 Islamic Massacres You Haven't Heard About

By    |   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 01:03 PM

The 9/11 hijacker attacks in the United States, the embassy bombings in Tanzania, Kenya, and Beirut, the Madrid train bombings, the suicide attacks on the London Underground — these are among the most familiar examples of horrendous massacres by Islamic militants around the world.

But there have been many other attacks by Muslim extremists that have received far less attention in the media. Here is a look at two dozen of the deadliest over the last two decades:

1. July 2, 1993: An arson attack on anti-extremist intellectuals gathered in Sivas, Turkey, kills 35.

2. Nov. 17, 1997:
Six Islamic terrorists attack tourists at the Luxor ruins in Egypt, killing 62 and injuring 26.

3. Feb. 14, 1998: Bomb attacks kill 58 and injure more than 200 in Coimbatore, India.

4. Oct. 12, 2002: Bombings in a tourist district of Bali, Indonesia, kill 202 and injure 240.

5. Aug. 25, 2003:
Two car bombings kill 54 and injure 244 in Mumbai, India.

6. Nov. 15-20, 2003: Bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, kill 57 and injure 700.

7. Sept. 1, 2004: Terrorists attack a school in Beslan, Russia, killing 344, including 186 children.

8. July 23, 2005: Bomb attacks in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh kill at least 64.

9. Oct. 29, 2005: Multiple attacks in Delhi, India, kill more than 60 and injure over 180.

10. Nov. 9, 2005: Suicide attacks on hotels in Amman, Jordan, leave more than 60 dead and 115 injured.

11. Aug. 14, 2007:
Suicide vehicle bombings in two Iraqi towns kill 796 and injure 1,562.

12. July 26, 2008: Bombings in Ahmedabad, India, kill 56 and injure more than 200.

13. Nov. 26, 2008: Extremists kill at least 166 in a series of attacks in Mumbai, India.

14. June 18, 2009: Attacks by the Al-Shabaab Islamic group kill 35 in Somalia.

15. May 28, 2010: Pakistani militants attack two mosques and kill nearly 100.

16. Jan. 21, 2011: Bombing at an airport in Moscow kills 37 and wounds 137.

17. Dec. 25, 2011: Attacks on churches in Nigeria leave more than 41 dead.

18. May 11, 2013: Car bombings in Reyhanli, Turkey, kill 52 and wound 140.

19. Sept. 21, 2013: Attack on a shopping mall in Kenya kills 67 and injures 175.

20. Sept. 22, 2013: Suicide attack on a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, kills more than 80 and injures 250.

21. Sept. 29, 2013: Boko Haram militants massacre 44 students at a college in Nigeria.

22. May 20, 2014: Bombings in Jos, Nigeria, kill at least 118.

23. May 22, 2014: Militants in Urumqi, China, kill 39 and injure more than 90.

24. Dec. 16, 2014: Terrorists open fire at a school in Peshawar, killing more than 140 including at least 132 children.

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The 9/11 hijacker attacks in the United States, the Madrid train bombings, the suicide attacks on the London Underground — these are among the most familiar examples of horrendous massacres by Islamic militants. But there are others you haven't heard about.
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