A partial list of Islamic Terror Incidents in 2016
This is a very partial list of the Islamic terrorist incidents in 2016; many terror related stories are not listed here. Especially for the international incidents, only the more spectacular reports make in into international news. For domestic incidents there are many ways these events are underreported, not the least of which is media resistance to reporting, especially when it isn't sensational.
Also underreported are terror crimes that don't get national attention in the U.S such as unreported attacks, single shooter attack where nobody is injured, and attacks prevented by law enforcement. The media also underreported, and minimize reporting of incidents where the Islamic ties are in an any way uncertain. We also won't hear about attacks that don't take place due to the activities of Federal law enforcement.
Islamic Terrist Attacks in 2016 More than 1,241 killed More than 2,471 Injured
Afghanistan January 1, 2016 A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself in a French restaurant called 'Le Jardin' in Kabul. 2 dead 15 injured.
India January 2, 2016 In the 2016 Pathankot attack suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attacked an Indian air base killing 7 security force members. Several injured.
Iraq January 3, 2016 Five Islamist suicide bombers attack an Iraqi military base. 15 dead and 22 injured.
Afghanistan January 4, 2016 A Militant drove a truck packed with explosives to the armored gates of a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul's airport before detonating. 30 people injured, including children.
Libya January 7, 2016 In the Zliten truck bombing Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb at the police training camp al-Jahfal in the coastal town of Zliten, Libya. 50+ dead 100+ wounded.
France January 7, 2016 In the January 2016 Paris police station attack an Islamist from Morocco wearing a fake explosive belt attacked police officers with a meat cleaver. He was shot dead. 1 0 Libya January 7, 2016 A car bombing at a checkpoint in the Libyan oil port of Ras Lanuf left seven people dead and 11 wounded.
Egypt January 8, 2016 In the 2016 Hurghada attack two militants armed with a melee weapon and a signal flare stormed the Bella Vista Hotel. 3 injured.
France January 11, 2016 A 15-year old Turkish ISIL supporter attacked a teacher from a Jewish school in Marseille with a machete. 1 injured.
Iraq January 11, 2016 ISIL gunmen detonate suicide vests in a shopping mall, killing at least 20 and wounding more than 40 people.
Turkey January 12, 2016 In the 2016 Istanbul bombing an ISIL suicide bomber kills 10 tourists and injures 15 more in the historical centre of Istanbul.
Indonesia January 14, 2016 In the 2016 Jakarta attacks 4 assailants kill 2 and injure 24 in a terrorist attack in Jakarta. The attack was orchestrated and financed from ISIL in Syria.
Somalia January 15, 2016 In the El Adde attack, Al-Shabaab terrorists attack an African Union Kenyan army base in El-Adde. 63+ killed, several injured.
Burkina Faso January 15, 2016 In the 2016 Ouagadougou attack Islamist gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in the heart of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. 20+ killed. 15+ injured.
Pakistan January 21, 2016 At least 22 killed in attack on Bacha Khan University, Pakistan. The Taliban claim responsibility for the attack.
Somalia January 22, 2016 Al-Shabab attack on beachside restaurant leaves 20 dead. Cameroon January 25, 2016 Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have blown themselves up in a market in Cameroon, killing at least 25 people and injuring 62 others.
Nigeria January 30, 2016 Boko Haram gunmen raided a Nigerian village, at least 65 people were killed and 136 others injured.
Ivory Coast March 13, 2016 In the 2016 Grand-Bassam shootings Al Qaeda gunmen stormed 3 hotels in the beach resort city of Grand-Bassam in the Ivory Coast, leaving 18 people dead.
Iraq March 20, 2016 In Anbar, Iraq, ISIL suicide bombers kill at least 24 at municipal building
Belgium March 22, 2016 2016 Brussels bombings includes two suicide bombings in Brussels Airport and one bombing in Brussels Metro that resulted in 35 deaths and more than 300 wounded.
Yemen March 25, 2016 Three ISIL suicide bombers strike security checkpoints in the Yemeni city of Aden, killing 26 people.
Iraq March 25, 2016 30 people killed and 95 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a football stadium in Iskandariya, south of Baghdad. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.
Pakistan March 27, 2016 The 2016 Lahore suicide bombing targeted Christians who had gathered on Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park. The blast, by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban faction, killed at least 70 people and injured 300 others.
Afghanistan April 19, 2016 The April 2016 Kabul attack targeted a security team responsible for protecting government VIPs in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack killed 64 people and wounded 347. It was the Taliban's biggest attack on an urban area since 2001.
Bangladesh April 23, 2016 Attackers hacked a university professor to death in the city of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack stating that they assassinated him "for calling to atheism in the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh".
Bangladesh April 25, 2016 Two gays rights activists were hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. An Al-Qaeda affiliated group claimed responsibility for the attacks and stated they killed the two as they were "pioneers of practicing [sic] and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh".
Iraq May 11, 2016 At least 40 people were killed and 60 injured in a car bomb attack on a market in Baghdad. ISIL claims responsibility.
United States June 12, 2016 49 people were killed and 53 injured in a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIL by specifically calling police and journalists several times during the incident.
France June 14, 2016 Two French citizens, a police officer and his wife were stabbed to death in Magnanville, France by a man swearing his allegiance to ISIL.
Jordan June 21, 2016 ISIS Soldier infiltrates refugee camp at a Jordanian army post near Rukban, killing 6 and wounding 14. ISIL later claimed responsibility.
Pakistan June 22, 2016 Assassination of Amjad Sabri, claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban who accused Sabri of blasphemy.
Turkey 28 June 2016 A simultaneous terrorist attack, consisting of shootings and suicide bombings at the international terminal of Terminal 2 of Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey resulted in forty-five deaths in addition to the three attackers and injuring more than 230 people.
Bangladesh July 1, 2016 Gunmen killed 20 hostages in the affluent Gulshan Thana neighborhood of Dhaka. Thirteen hostages were rescued; two police officers and six terrorists were killed. One terrorist was taken into custody. ISIL claimed responsibility, but according to Bangladeshi officials, the attack was carried out by a local Muslim militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen
Bangladesh August 27, Bangladeshi police killed three militants whom they accused of perpetrating the Dhaka attack, including Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, a 30-year-old Canadian citizen born in Bangladesh, who was described as "one of the main suppliers of funds and arms for several recent attacks".
United States, Minnesota state court, June 4 (guilty verdict) A terrorist group of at least ten plotting since 2014 was busted up by investigators. Three of the men, Mohamed Farah, Guled Omar and Abdirahman Daudall were from Minnesota’s' Somali community, were convicted of conspiring to commit murder in Syria on behalf of ISIS Reuters also reported that six pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS and another man charged was believed to have fled to Syria.
Iraq July 3, 2016 July 2016 Baghdad bombings Two coordinated bomb attacks killed over 300 people and injured over 221 others.
Indonesia July 4, 2016 A suicide bomber attacked a police station in Central Java, killing himself and injuring a police officer.
Iraq July 7, 2016 A coordinated attack involving suicide car bombers, suicide bombers on foot, and gunmen against the mausoleum of Muhammad ibn Ali al-Hadi, a Shi'ite holy site in Baghdad, killed at least 56 people and injured 75. ISIL claimed responsibility.
Germany July 18, 2016 A 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured five people seriously, two critically, with a knife and hatchet on a train near Würzburg. The attacker was shot dead when he attacked the arriving police officers.
Germany July 24, 2016 A suicide bombing outside a wine bar in Ansbach, Germany, in which a bomber tried to bomb a large music festival going on at the time. After detonation, he injured 15, 4 seriously. Many videos were discovered of him pledging allegiance to ISIL and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The bomber was the only fatality.
France July 26, 2016 A priest's throat was slit and four nuns were taken hostage in a church in Rouen, France. The IS-linked Amaq news agency said "two soldiers of the Islamic State" had carried out the attack. The two terrorists were shot dead by the French authorities. One of the men was known to the French intelligence services (as reported by French TV channel M6) and was on the French government's terror watch-list, known as the S list. 3
Pakistan August 8, 2016 77 people were killed and over 100 injured by a suicide bombing at a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan.
United States 17 September Saint Cloud, Minnesota Samali refugee Dahir Ahmed Adan committed a stabbing attack at shopping mall injuring 10, including one 15-year-old girl; attacker was shot and killed by police. ISIS-affiliated media outlet claimed the attacker was a "soldier" of the terror group. Authorities say Minnesota's 3300+ Somalis are among the American communities most targeted by ISIS for recruitment.
United States September 17, Chelsea, Manhattan Ahmad Khan Rahami, born in Afghanistan but an United States citizen, set off an explosion that injured 29. Court documents state the attack was motivated by an extremist Islamic ideology inspired by Osama bin Laden and other terrorists.
India September 18, 2016 Uri attack – Four armed militants attacked on Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri area of Baramulla district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. 18 Soldiers were killed in the ambush and 19 were injured.
United States 19 Sep 2016 Linden, New Jersey two police officers injured in shootout with perpetrator of 17 Sep bombing in Manhattan; attacker, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was shot and injured.
United States November 28, 2016 2016 Ohio State University attack, 11 people were hospitalized for injuries after a car ramming attack and mass stabbing occurred at Ohio State University. The perpetrator, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Muslim Somali refugee and legal permanent resident of the United States.
Germany December 19, 2016 2016 Berlin attack during which a truck was driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, left 12 people dead and 56 others injured.
United States 6 Jan 2017 Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Shooting attack at Fort Lauderdale Airport; 5 killed, 6 injured; 12,000 people evacuated from airport. Shooter was radicalized and motivated by Islam.
United States 31 Jan 2017 Denver, Colorado: fatal shooting of Denver transit authority guard. Joshua Andrew Cummings was in possession of materials promoting jihad.