Radical-Islamic terrorisM Incident Chronology

Radical-Islamic terrorisM Incident Chronology


The Nineteen Nineties (1990 to 1999)


  1. Israel, PLF attack in the beaches on Tel Aviv.

  2. Israel, PLO attack on the US embassy.

  3. United States, November 5: Assassination of Meir Kahane head of Israel's Koch
    party and founder of the American vigilante group the Jewish Defense League in a Manhattan, New York hotel lobby by early elements of Al Qaeda.


  1. Argentina, March 17: Israeli Embassy bombing by "Islamic Jihad" in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 29 killed, 242 injured.

  2. Canada, April 5: The Iranian embassy in Ottawa is stormed by members of MEK, an Iraq-supported religious right group.


  1. United States, January 25: Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani, fires an AK-47 assault rifle into cars waiting at a stoplight in front of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, killing two and injuring three others, see FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

  2. United States, February 26: World Trade Center bombing kills six and injures over 1000 people, by coalition of five groups:
    Jamaat Al-Fuqra'/Gamaat Islamiya/Hamas/Islamic Jihad/National Islamic Front, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Ramzi Yousef.
  3. Israel, April 16: Hamas kill 2 in Mehola Junction bombing.

  4. Kuwait and United States, the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) directed and pursued an attempt to assassinate, through the use of a powerful car bomb, former U.S. President George Bush and the Emir of Kuwait.

  5. United States, June: Failed New York City landmark bomb plot, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists


  1. Argentina, July 18: The umbrella organization of all Jewish institutions in the country, AMIA, is car-bombed, killing 85 people and injuring over 300. Attributed to Hezbollah.

  2. Panama, July 19: Alas Chiricanas Flight 00901 is bombed, killing 21. Generally attributed to Hezbollah.

  3. United Kingdom, July 26: Israeli Embassy Attack in London and a Jewish charity are car-bombed, wounding 20. Attributed by Britain, Argentina, and Israel to Hezbollah.

  4. Philippines, December 11: A small bomb explodes on board Philippine Airlines Flight 434, killing a Japanese businessman. Authorities found out that Ramzi Yousef planted the bomb to test it for his planned terrorist attack, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives

  5. France, Algeria, December 24: Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked by GIA members who planned to crash the plane on Paris but didn't succeed.


  1. Philippines, January 6: Oplan Bojinka plot to bomb eleven U.S.
    airliners is discovered on a laptop computer in a Manila apartment by authorities after an apartment fire occurred in the apartment, by Jemaah Islamiyah/Konsojaya/Abu Sayyaf Group/Ramzi Yousef/Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists
  2. Pakistan, United States, March 8: Terrorists in Karachi, armed with automatic rifles, murdered two American consulate employees and wounded a third as they traveled in the consulate shuttle bus. See Rewards for Justice.

  3. France, July–October: Bombings in France by a GIA unit led by Khaled Kelkal kill eight and injure more than 100.

  4. Pakistan, Egypt, November 19: Bombing of Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad kills 19.


  1. Israel, February 25 - March 4: A series of four suicide bombings leave 60 dead
    and 284 wounded within ten days.
  2. Egypt, April 18: 18 people are killed when Islamist gunmen fire on the Europa hotel in Cairo.

  3. Saudi Arabia, June 25: Khobar Towers bombing – In all, 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi were killed and 372 wounded, by Hizballah Al-Hijaz (Saudi Hizballah) with Iranian support, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists

  4. France, October 17: The Algerian Armed Islamic Group bombs an underground train injuring 28 people.


  1. United States, February 24: Ali Abu Kamal opens fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the
    United States, Argentina, Switzerland and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claims this was a punishment attack against the "enemies of Palestine".
  2. Egypt, November 17: Luxor Massacre – Islamist gunmen attack tourists at Deir el-Bahri in Luxor, killing 62 and injuring 24 people, most of them European and Japanese holidaymaker.


  1. Algeria, January 11: Sidi-Hamed massacre Between 120 and 400 people are killed when the Armed Islamic Group bombs a mosque in Haouche Sahraoui and opens fire on civilians in a cinema in Sidi Ahmen.

  2. Tanzania, Kenya and United States, August 7: U.S. embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, killing 225 people and injuring more than 4,000, by al-Qaeda, see FBI Most Wanted Terrorists


  1. Jordan, December: Jordanian authorities foil a plot to bomb US and Israeli tourists and pick up 28 suspects as part of the 2000 millennium attack plots

  2. United States, December 14: Ahmed Ressam is arrested on the United States-Canada border in Port Angeles, Washington; he confessed to planning to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport as part of the 2000 millennium attack plots

  3. India, December 24: Indian Airlines Flight 814 from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Delhi is hijacked. One passenger is killed and some hostages are released. After negotiations between the Taliban and the Indian government, the last of the remaining hostages on board Flight 814 are released in exchange for release of four terrorists.