List of terrorist incidents, 2005

The following is a timeline of acts and failed attempts that can be considered non-state terrorism in 2005.

  • IraqIraq, Suicide attacks in Iraq in 2005.

  • ThailandThailand, January 7: Explosion at a railroad crossing - no casualties. One Buddhist shot dead in southern Thailand.[1]

  • IndonesiaIndonesia, January 9: Blast in Sulawesi inside a church. Four killed and injuring over 30.

  • ThailandThailand, January 16: One person dead, over 50 others injured in an explosion in a commercial area in southern Thailand.[1]

  • LebanonLebanon, February 14: A car bomb kills former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 20 others in Beirut. See also: 2005 Lebanon bombings.

  • ThailandThailand, February 17: Seven people dead, 40 injured by a car bomb outside a hotel in southern Thailand.[1]

  • ColombiaColombia, February 22: A car bomb explodes in front of the offices of RCN TV, injuring two.[2]

  • IsraelIsrael, February 25: A suicide bomber in Tel Aviv kills five Israelis and undermines a weeks-old truce between the two sides.

  • ThailandThailand March 6: A Buddhist monk was killed by gunmen in southern Thailand.[1]

  • ThailandThailand, March 7: Two policemen and three unknown attackers were killed in a shootout with five gunmen disguised as veiled Muslim women at a police station in southern Thailand.[1]

  • ThailandThailand, March 15: One policeman was killed, three injured by bomb in southern Thailand.[1]

  • QatarQatar, March 19: Car bomb attack on theatre in Doha kills one Briton and wounds twelve others.

  • ThailandThailand, March 19: 15 people, ten of them policemen, injured in two explosions. One of the bombs was detonated via a cellphone.[1]

  • ThailandThailand, March 26: One Buddhist dead, two injured, in two attacks by gunmen in southern Thailand.[1]

  • ThailandThailand, March 27: Two bombs used to stop an armoured train patrolling in southern Thailand, terrorists then fired on the policemen on the train. Approximately 20 policemen and some other passengers were wounded.[1]

  • ThailandThailand, April 3: 2005 Songkhla bombings: Two people killed (possibly five), 54 injured, by three explosions in Hat Yai -one at the airport, one at a hotel, and another at a department store.[1]

  • EgyptEgypt, April: April 2005 terrorist attacks in Cairo – On April 7 a suicide bomber blows himself up in Cairo's Khan al Khalili market, killing three foreign tourists and wounding 17 others. In two further attacks on April 30, suspected accomplices detonate a bomb and spray a tourist coach with gunfire.

  • MyanmarMyanmar, May 7: Multiple bomb explosions across Myanmar's former capital Yangon kill 19 and injures 160.

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan, June 1: A suicide bomber blows up in a mosque in Kandahar, killing 20 people.

  • IranIran, June 12: Bombs explode in the cities of Ahvaz and Tehran, leaving ten dead and 80 wounded days before the Iranian presidential election.

  • IndiaIndia, July 5: 2005 Terrorist attack on Ayodhya – Six terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba storm the Ayodhya Ram Janmbhomi complex. Before the terrorists could reach the main disputed site, they were shot down by Indian security forces. One devotee and two policemen were injured.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom, July 7: London bombings – Suicide bombers attack one double-decker bus and three London Underground trains, killing 52 people and injuring over 700, occurring on the first day of the 31st G8 Conference. The attacks are the first suicide bombings in Western Europe.

  • IsraelIsrael, July 12: Islamic Jihad takes responsibility for a suicide bombing in Netanya, which kills five people at a shopping mall.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom, July 21: Attempted London bombings - Small explosions in three London Underground stations and one double-decker bus. This was pronounced as a "major incident" rather than an attack, and only minor injuries were reported. These four bombs were designed to cause as much damage as the 7 July 2005 London bombings, but the explosives had deteriorated and failed to detonate.

  • EgyptEgypt, July 23: Sharm el-Sheikh bombings – Car bombs explode at tourist sites in Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 88 and wounding more than 100.

  • IndiaIndia, July 28: Jaunpur train bombing: 13 are killed when militants detonate a bomb on a commuter train.

  • IsraelIsrael, August 4: Jewish settler in an IDF uniform opens fire on a bus in Shfaram, killing four Israeli Arabs and wounding five.

  • BangladeshBangladesh, August 17: 17 August 2005 Bangladesh bombings: Total 493 homemade bombs exploded in 288 different locations in all districts of the country except Munshiganj; 2 were killed instantly with above 100 more wounded.

  • United StatesUnited States, October 1: Joel Henry Hinrichs III detonated a bomb near the packed football stadium at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma killing himself in the process.[3]

  • IndonesiaIndonesia, October 1: A series of explosions occurs in resort areas of Jimabaran Beach and Kuta in Bali, as three suicide bombers kill 20 people and injure 129.

  • ColombiaColombia, October 10: A car bomb injures nine people in Bogotá.

  • IranIran, October 15: Two bombs exploded at a shopping mall in Ahvaz, Khuzestan. Six people died and over 100 were injured.

  • IraqIraq, October 24: Multiple car bombs explode outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, killing at least 20. It is thought that the attacks were targeting journalists inside the Palestine Hotel and the Sheraton Ishtar.[4]

  • IsraelIsrael, October 26: A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates a bomb near a falafel stand in Hadera that kills himself and six others. Twenty-six people were also wounded.[5]

  • IndiaIndia, October 29: Multiple bomb blasts hit markets in Delhi, India, leaving at least 61 dead and more than 200 injured.

  • IndonesiaIndonesia, October 29: In Poso, Central Sulawesi, four Christian schoolgirls aged 15 to 17 years on their way home from school were assaulted by six masked Muslim men who beheaded three of them, Theresia Morangke, Alfita Poliwo, and Yarni Sambue, with machetes and placed their severed heads in front of a church and a police station. The fourth girl, Noviana Malewa, survived but suffered serious machete wounds. The terrorists belong to the group Tanah Runtuh whose leader Hasanuddin confessed at his trial that the well-planned assault was inspired and financed by Guru Sanusi, a former Muslim rebel (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) from Mindanao.[6][7] Central Jakarta District Court sentenced two of the killers to 14 years in prison and mastermind Hasanuddin to 20 years.[8] See: 2005 Indonesian beheadings of Christian girls

  • AustraliaAustralia, November 8: Several suspected terrorist were arrested in Sydney and Melbourne after police say they foiled an attack on the country.

  • JordanJordan, November 9: Three explosions at hotels in Amman, leave at least 60 dead and 120 wounded.

  • IsraelIsrael, December 5: A suicide bomb attack kills at least five people in Netanya in north-western Israel.

  • IndiaIndia, December 28: Two or more unidentified gunmen open fire at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, killing a retired professor of mathematics and wounding four others.

 

 

 

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