Terror attack at air force base in Punjab: List of severe terrorist attacks

first_imgPunjab’s Pathankot district was attacked by a group ofterrorists, this morning. As per the reports, four terrorists and two soldierswere killed in the attack at the air force base. The base camp is located just50 kilometres from the Pakistan-India border. The attacks were, reportedly,been carried by terror outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).The basic definition of Terrorism is an act designed tocause terror in the hearts and minds of people. India and other countries havebeen attacked, many times by various terrorists groups. The year 2015 itselfsaw as many as 106 terrorist attacks.Let’s look at some of the most dreadful terror attacks:Wall Street BombingThe Wall Street attack, in the Financial District of NewYork, happened in the year 1920. The attack killed over 30 people and injuredmore than 400. The attack also resulted in 2 million dollar damages. A horse-drawn wagon containing 45 kilograms of dynamite with 230kilograms of slugs detonated and instantly killed the brokers, clerks,messengers and stenographers working in the area and also destroyed theinteriors of the JP Morgan building. The crime was never solved.King David Hotel BombingThe attack on the King David Hotel happened on July 22, 1946. The attacks were carried out by the rebellious right-wing Zionist group,Irgun, against the British. The British Administrative Headquarters forPalestine, which was housed at the King David Hotel was bombed. A total of 91 people fromvarious nationalities were killed and 46 others were injured. The attack wasconsidered to be the deadliest terrorist attack to occur during the BritishMandate era from 1920 to 1948.advertisement26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack10 Fedayeen Terrorists entered in Mumbai from the sea, and bombedvarious places in Mumbai. The attack lasted for 4 days. Terrorists capturedNariman house, Hotel Taj and Hotel Oberoi Trident. Five more places that weretargeted are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, MetroCinema and a lane behind Times of India Office. The attack was conducted byPakistan based militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba and its mastermind was HafizSaeed. A total of 166 person died and 293 were injured in this attack whichincluded both, Indians and foreigners.Pan Am Flight 103The attack on a flight is also known as the LockerbieBombing. The attack took place on December 21, 1988 in a Pan Am transatlanticflight from London Heathrow Airport on its way to J.F.K. International Airportin New York. The Boeing exploded and killed all 243 passengers aboard as wellas its 16 crew-members, before it crashed in Scotland. When it crashed, it killed11 more on the ground. The investigation lasted for three years before the Libyanleader, Muammar Gaddafi handed over two Libyan nationals for the attacks. Gaddafialso paid compensation to the victims’ families.Mumbai Bombings13 bomb explosions shook the city of Mumbai in the year1993. The assault resulted in the death of 270 civilians with around 700 wounded.It is said that the attack was organised by Dawood Ibrahim. The attack was saidto be an act of revenge against the destruction of the Babri Masjid. Theseattacks were the deadliest in Indian history. The locations where the blaststook place were: Fisherman’s Colony in Mahim causeway, Zaveri Bazaar, PlazaCinema, Century Bazaar, Katha Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Sahar Airport, Air IndiaBuilding, Hotel Juhu Centaur, Worli, Bombay Stock Exchange Building andPassport Office. A total of 257 people died in this attack and 713 were injured. YakubMemon, who had coordinated these attacks, was hanged on July 30, 2015.Attack in Bentalha, AlgeriaAlso known as the Bentalha Massacre, this event happened between September 22 to 23, 1997. The attack took place when armed guerrillas stormedthe village of Bentalha and killed 200-400 of its inhabitants. Theassailants were armed with machine guns, machetes, and hunting rifles. Theassailants went from house to house, slaughtering men, women, and children.The attack was claimed by the Armed Islamic Group.Karachi BombingThe Karachi bombing happened on October 18, 2007. Theattacks took place on the day when former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhuttowas welcomed in Pakistan after an 8-year self-imposed exile in Dubai andLondon. The blasts occurred during a motorcade on their way from the airport.The attacks resulted in the deaths of 20 policemen and 139 people. Most of thevictims were members of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).2005 Delhi Serial Bomb BlastIn the year 2005, just two days before Diwali, a series of three bomb blasts took place in the capital of India, Delhi. The blasts were conductedby Islamic Revolutionary Front. Two bombs were exploded in Sarojini Nagar andPaharganj markets. Third blast took place in a bus in Govindpuri. The conductorof the bus found an unidentified bag and started evacuating people from thebus. The attacks were more deadly in both the markets because it was the day of Dhanterasand most of the people were in the markets. In this attack, 63 people died and210 persons were injured.advertisement9/11 Twin Tower AttacksIt is considered to be one of the most deadliest attacks in thehistory of the United States. On September 11, 2001, a succession of fourcoordinated attacks were launched by the al-Qaeda in the New York City andWashington D.C. Four planes were hijacked by 19 men. Two of the four planes,American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, collided into thenorth and south towers of the New York City World Trade Center. The Twin towerscollapsed within two hours of the attack. The third plane, American Flight 77,targeted the Pentagon in Virginia and the last one, United Airlines Flight 93whose aim was the Capitol in D.C., crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Theattack led to the deaths of 3,000 people.2001 attack on the Indian ParliamentThe attack happened on December 13, 2001. Five terroristswho belonged to the Lashkar-E-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad group attacked theIndian Parliament. All the terrorists were killed. It is said that theterrorists used fake stickers of the building and the Home Ministry to fool thesecurity. The clash between the terrorists and the Indian Police went on for fewhours till all the five militants were killed.Paris Terror attacksThe Paris terror attack on November 13, 2015, left about 150people dead and hundreds of people injured. Several attacks were carried out inthe capital of France, as the gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, streets,sports stadium and a concert hall. The attacks were followed by a call foremergency in France; all the borders had to be shut.last_img