Thursday, December 13, 2007
Timeline of 11th day militant (ISLAMIC) attacks
Thursday, 13 December 2007
PARIS, Dec 12, 2007 (AFP) - Attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda and other militant Islamic groups which have been staged on the 11th day of the month: September 11, 2001: Al-Qaeda carries out its most devastating attack when militants slam hijacked passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, while a fourth aircraft crashes in Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people are killed. April 11, 2002: 21 people, including a suicide bomber are killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a synagogue at the Tunisian resort of Djerba. March 11, 2004: Ten bombs explode on four early morning commuter trains in the Madrid suburbs, killing 191 people from 13 countries and injuring 1,841 others. The attacks are claimed by Al-Qaeda. April 11, 2006: At least 57 people are killed when bombs are set off during a Sunni Muslim religious ceremony with 50,000 people in the Pakistani city of Karachi. July 11, 2006: 183 people are killed and nearly 900 injured in bomb attacks on trains and railway stations in the suburbs of Mumbai, India. Authorities blame Islamic militants fighting India troops in Kashmir. The same day seven Indian tourists are killed in grenade attacks in the tourist zone of Srinagar, the main town in Indian Kashmir. April 11, 2007: Car bomb attacks on the Algerian government headquarters and a police station in the Algiers suburbs kill 33 people and injure more than 220. The attack is claimed by Al-Qaeda's North African offshoot. July 11, 2007: Ten soldiers are killed and 35 people wounded when a suicide bomber rams a truck full of explosives into barracks in Lakhdaria, an Islamist stronghold in eastern Algiers. Again claimed by Al-Qaeda.
December 11, 2007: A twin car bomb strike on a UN building and the Supreme Court in Algiers kills between 26 and 62, according to differing official and hospital tolls.
The 11th has become a day of choice for major Islamist terrorist attacks
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