List of terrorist incidents in 2002
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This is a timeline of incidents in 2002 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).
- To be included, entries must be notable (have a stand-alone article) and described by a consensus of reliable sources as "terrorism".
- List entries must comply with the guidelines outlined in the manual of style under MOS:TERRORIST.
- Casualty figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident including immediate casualties and later casualties (such as people who succumbed to their wounds long after the attacks occurred).
- Casualties listed are the victims. Perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. x (+y) indicate that x victims and y perpetrators were killed/injured).
- Casualty totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus (+) sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 10+ indicates that at least 10 people have died) – the actual toll could be considerably higher. A figure with a plus (+) sign may also indicate that over that number of people are victims.
- If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will also be underlined.
- Incidents are limited to one per location per day. If multiple attacks occur in the same place on the same day, they will be merged into a single incident.
- In addition to the guidelines above, the table also includes the following categories:
- 0 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 1–19 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 20–49 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 50–99 people were killed/injured by the incident.
- 100+ people were killed/injured by the incident.
Total incidents listed: 63
|January||Attack attempt||0||0||Singapore||Singapore embassies attack plot foiled.||Jemaah Islamiyah|
|January 05||Suicide hijacking||0 (+1)||0||Tampa, Florida, United States||2002 Tampa airplane crash: A 15-year-old student, Charles Bishop, hijacked a Cessna 172 aircraft and flew it into the side of the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Tampa, Florida. Only the perpetrator was killed, and there were no injuries.||Charles Bishop|
|January 17||Shooting||6 (+1)||33||Hadera, Israel||Bat Mitzvah massacre: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a Bat Mitzvah celebration in Hadera.||Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades||Second Intifada|
|January 22||Shooting||5||20||Kolkata, India||2002 attack on American cultural centre in Kolkata: Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on guards at the American Center in Kolkata, killing five people.||HuJI|
|January 25||Suicide bombing||0 (+1)||25||Tel Aviv, Israel||2002 Tel Aviv outdoor mall bombing: 25 people were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated explosives outside a cafe on a pedestrian mall near Tel Aviv's old central bus station.||Palestinian Islamic Jihad||Second Intifada|
|January 27||Suicide bombing||1 (+1)||140||Jerusalem, Israel||Jaffa Street bombing: A female Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing 2 and injuring 140. The female terrorist, identified as a Fatah member, was armed with more than 10 kilos of explosives.||Fatah||Second Intifada|
|February 16||Suicide bombing||3 (+1)||27||Karnei Shomron||Karnei Shomron Mall suicide bombing: Two teenagers were killed and about 30 people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pizzeria in the shopping mall in Karnei Shomron. A third person subsequently died of his injuries. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.||Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine||Second Intifada|
|March 02||Suicide bombing||11 (+1)||50+||Jerusalem, Israel||Yeshivat Beit Yisrael massacre: Eleven people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a suicide bombing near a yeshiva in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a barmitzvah celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade took responsibility for the attack.||Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
|March 05||Shooting||3 (+1)||15||Tel Aviv, Israel||Seafood Market attack: Three people, including Druze police officer Salim Barakat of Yarka was killed in Tel Aviv when a terrorist opened fire on two adjacent restaurants.||Second Intifada|
|March 09||Suicide bombing||11 (+1)||54||Jerusalem, Israel||Café Moment bombing: 11 people were killed and 54 injured, 10 of them seriously, when a suicide bomber exploded in the crowded Moment cafe in the center of Jerusalem. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|March 12||Ambush||6 (+2)||1||Matzuva, Israel||Matzuva attack: Two Islamic Jihad members opened fire on Israeli civilians traveling along a road.||Islamic Jihad||Second Intifada|
|March 20||Suicide bombing||7 (+1)||27||Afula, Israel||Umm al-Fahm bus bombing: Four soldiers and three others were killed, and about 30 wounded, several seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus near Afula. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.||Islamic Jihad||Second Intifada|
|March 21||Suicide bombing||3 (+1)||86||Jerusalem, Israel||King George Street bombing: Three people were killed and 86 injured, 3 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing in the center of Jerusalem. The terrorist detonated the bomb, packed with metal spikes and nails, in the center of a crowd of shoppers. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.||Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades||Second Intifada|
|March 27||Suicide bombing||30 (+1)||140||Netanya, Israel||Passover massacre: A Palestinian suicide bomber kills 30 and injures 140 during Passover festivities in a hotel in Netanya in the Passover massacre.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|March 29||Suicide bombing||2 (+1)||28||Jerusalem, Israel||Kiryat HaYovel supermarket bombing: Two people were killed and 28 injured, two seriously, when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a supermarket in Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades took responsibility.||Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
|March 30||Shooting, suicide bombing||11 (+2)||20||Jammu, India||2002 Raghunath temple attacks: Two suicide attackers open fire on the Raghunath Temple in Jammu before blowing themselves up. This was the first of two attacks on this temple in 2002.||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|March 31||Suicide bombing||16 (+1)||40+||Haifa, Israel||Matza restaurant suicide bombing: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 15 and injures over 40 in Haifa.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|April 10||Suicide bombing||8 (+1)||22||Kibbutz Yagur, east of Haifa, Israel||Yagur Junction bombing: Eight people were killed and 22 injured in a suicide bombing on an Egged bus near Kibbutz Yagur, east of Haifa. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|April 11||Truck bombing||19 (+1)||30+||Djerba, Tunisia||Ghriba synagogue bombing: A natural gas truck fitted with explosives is driven into a synagogue by an al-Qaeda member, killing 20 and wounding more than 30.||al-Qaeda||Insurgency in the Maghreb|
|April 12||Suicide bombing||6 (+1)||104||Jerusalem, Israel||2002 Mahane Yehuda Market bombing: Six people were killed and 104 wounded when a female suicide bomber detonated at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.||Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades||Second Intifada|
|May 02||Mortar bombing||119||98||Colombia||Bojayá massacre: FARC launches a mortar bomb against a church during combats with AUC, killing at least 117 civilians, 48 of whom were children. Delayed response from the authorities make it impossible to establish a final count, as most of the dead were buried before they could be accounted for.||FARC||Colombian conflict|
|May 06||Assassination||1||0||Hilversum, Netherlands||Assassination of Pim Fortuyn: Right wing politician Pim Fortuyn is assassinated by far left extremist Volkert van der Graaf who said he was worried about Fortuyn getting in power and targeting immigrants and Muslims as scapegoats .||Volkert van der Graaf||Terrorism in Netherlands|
|May 07||Suicide bombing||15 (+1)||57||Rishon LeZion, Israel||2002 Rishon LeZion bombing: 16 people were killed and 55 wounded in a suicide bombing in a crowded game club in Rishon Lezion, southeast of Tel Aviv, which caused part of the building to collapse. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|May 08||Bombing||13 (+1)||40||Karachi, Pakistan||The 2002 Karachi bus bombing kills eleven Frenchmen and two Pakistanis||Al-Qaeda (suspected)||Terrorism in Pakistan|
|May 09||Bombing||44||133||Kaspiysk, Russia||2002 Kaspiysk bombing: A bomb explosion in Kaspiysk in Dagestan kills at least 42 people and injures 130 or more during Victory Day festivities.||Shariat Jamaat||Second Chechen War|
|May 13||Sabotage||12||80||Jaunpur, India||Jaunpur train crash: Twelve people are killed when Islamic extremists cut rails to a train.||Students Islamic Movement of India||Terrorism in India|
|May 14||Shooting||31||47||Kaluchak, India||2002 Kaluchak massacre: Three LeT militants open fire on a tourist bus filled with mainly Indian Army personnel and their families.||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|May 19||Suicide bombing||3 (+1)||59||Netanya, Israel||Netanya Market bombing: Three people were killed and 59 injured, 10 seriously, when a suicide bomber, disguised as a soldier, blew himself up in the market in Netanya. Both Hamas and the PFLP took responsibility for the attack.||Hamas
|May 23||Car bombing||0||0||Tel Aviv, Israel||Pi Glilot bombing attempt: Disaster was averted when sprinklers put out a fire after a diesel truck was detonated in a gas depot. The bombing could have caused a chain reaction, killing thousands of people.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|June 05||Car bomb||17 (+1)||38||Afula, Israel||Megiddo Junction bus bombing: Seventeen people were killed and 38 injured when a car packed with explosives struck an Egged bus at the Megiddo Junction near Afula. The bus, which burst into flames, was completely destroyed. The terrorist was killed in the blast. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.||Islamic Jihad||Second Intifada|
|June 11||Suicide bombing||1 (+1)||15||Herzliya, Israel||2002 Herzliya shawarma restaurant bombing: A 14-year-old girl was killed and 15 others were wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb at a restaurant in Herzliya.||Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades||Second Intifada|
|June 14||Suicide car bombing||12 (+1)||51||Karachi, Pakistan||2002 U.S. consulate attack in Karachi: The car bomb at US Consulate in Karachi kills 12||Al-Qaeda (suspected)|
|June 18||Suicide bombing||19 (+1)||74+||Jerusalem, Israel||Patt Junction Bus bombing: A Hamas suicide bomber detonates himself on a bus in Jerusalem in the Patt junction massacre. The attack kills 19 people and wounds over 74.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|June 19||Suicide bombing||7 (+1)||50||Jerusalem, Israel||2002 French Hill suicide bombing: Seven people were killed and 50 injured, three critically, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the French Hill bus stop in northern Jerusalem. The Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.||Fatah
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
|June 20||Shooting||5 (+2)||10||Itamar||2002 Itamar attack: Two PFLP gunmen raid an Israeli settler house in Itamar and kill a mother and three of her children and wound two other children. They also kill an Israeli commando before they are killed by Israeli forces. Eight more Israelis were wounded during the attack.||PFLP||Second Intifada|
|July 04||Shooting||2 (+1)||0||Los Angeles, United States||2002 LAX shooting: An Egyptian gunman opens fire at an El Al ticket counter in Los Angeles International Airport, killing two Israelis before being killed himself.||Hesham Mohamed Hadayet||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|July 13||Massacre||29||~30||Jammu, India||2002 Qasim Nagar massacre: 29 Hindus are massacred by Islamic extremists in the Jammu suburb Qasim Nagar||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|July 16||Bomb, shooting||9||20||Bnei Brak–Emmanuel, Israel||2002 Immanuel bus attack: Nine people were killed and 20 injured in a terrorist attack on a bus traveling from Bnei Brak to Emmanuel. An explosive charge was detonated next to the bullet-resistant bus. The terrorists waited in ambush, reportedly wearing Israeli army uniforms, and opened fire on the bus. While four terror organizations claimed responsibility for the attack, it was apparently carried out by the same Hamas cell which carried out the attack in Emmanuel on December 12, 2001.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|July 17||Suicide bombings||5 (+2)||40||Tel Aviv, Israel||Neve Shaanan Street bombing: Five people were killed – two Israeli and three foreign workers – and about 40 were injured, four seriously, in a double suicide bombing on Neve Shaanan Street near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.||Islamic Jihad||Second Intifada|
|July 31||Bombing||9 (+1)||100+||Israel||Hebrew University bombing: Nine people were killed and 85 wounded, 14 of them seriously, when a bomb exploded in the Frank Sinatra student center cafeteria on the Hebrew University's Mt. Scopus campus. The explosive device was planted inside the cafeteria, which was gutted by the explosion. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|August 04||Suicide bombing||9 (+1)||50||Meron, Israel||Meron Junction Bus 361 attack: Nine people were killed and some 50 wounded in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus at the Meron junction in the Galilee. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|August 19||Shootdown||127||31||Khankala, Russia||2002 Khankala Mi-26 crash: A group of Chechen rebels shoot down a Russian helicopter carrying over 140 soldiers over a minefield. This event is the deadliest incident in helicopter aviation history,||ChRI||Second Chechen War|
|September 05||Suicide car bombing||30||167||Kabul, Afghanistan||2002 Kabul bombing: A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in Kabul.||Taliban||War in Afghanistan|
|September 10||Train derailment||130+||150+||Rafiganj, India||A train derailment kills 130 people in the Rafiganj rail disaster. Naxalite terrorism is suspected.||Naxalites (suspected)|
|September 19||Bombing||6 (+1)||70||Tel Aviv, Israel||Allenby Street bus bombing: Six people were killed and about 70 wounded when a terrorist detonated a bomb in a bus opposite the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|September 25||Raid||30 (+2)||80||Ahmedabad, India||Akshardham Temple attack: Two terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed group raid the Akshardham temple complex in Ahmedabad, killing 30 people and injuring many more.||Jaish-e-Mohammed|
|October 02-21||Bombings||11||180||Zamboanga City, Philippines||The Zamboanga bombings kills 11 and wounds about 180.||Abu Sayyaf (suspected)||Moro conflict|
|October 02-24||Shootings||10||3||Beltway, United States||Beltway sniper attacks: John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo conduct a series of sniper attacks in several locations throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area from October 2 until they were arrested on October 24. The attacks killed 10 and wounded 3 others. They were later found to have killed seven other people and wounded seven more across the nation over the past several months.||John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo|
|October 06||Bombing||1||12||Off of Aden, Yemen||Limburg tanker bombing: On October 6, 2002, one crew member was killed and 12 other crew members were injured in a bombing of a ship carrying 397,000 barrels of crude oil.||Al-Qaeda|
|October 08||Shooting||1 (+2)||1||Faylaka Island, Kuwait||Faylaka Island attack: Two Kuwaitis opened fire on U.S. Marines conducting a training exercise on Faylaka Island. The two attackers and one marine were killed.||Al-Qaeda
|October 11||Bombing||6 (+1)||166||Vantaa, Finland||Myyrmanni bombing: A bomb explosion kills 7 people including the perpetrator and wounds 166 people at Myyrmanni shopping mall.||Petri Gerdt|
|October 12||Bombings||202 (+2)||209||Bali, Indonesia||The 2002 Bali bombings kills 202 people, mostly western tourists and local Balinese hospitality staff.||Jemaah Islamiyah|
|October 21||Car bomb||14 (+2)||50||Wadi Ara to Hadera, Israel||Karkur junction suicide bombing: 14 people were killed and some 50 wounded when a car bomb containing about 100 kilograms of explosives was detonated next to an intercity bus, while traveling along Wadi Ara toward Hadera. The bus had pulled over at a bus stop when the suicide bomber, driving a jeep, approached from behind and exploded. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.||Islamic Jihad||Second Intifada|
|October 23-26||Hostage crisis||133 (+40)||700+||Moscow, Russia||The Moscow theater hostage crisis kills 133 hostages and some 40 terrorists upon rescue.||Riyad-us Saliheen Brigade of Martyrs
Islamic International Brigade
Special Purpose Islamic Regiment
|Second Chechen War|
|October 30||Bombings||1||3||Soweto, South Africa||2002 Soweto bombings: Eight bombings across Soweto target a mosque, the Nan Hua Temple as well as railways and petrol stations across the city. One woman is killed and her husband and two other people were injured. A group calling itself "Warriors of the Boer Nation" claimed responsibility.||Warriors of the Boer Nation|
|November 21||Suicide bombing||11 (+1)||50+||Central Jerusalem, Israel||Hamas orchestrates the Jerusalem bus 20 massacre. Eleven people were killed and over 50 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated on a crowded bus in central Jerusalem.||Hamas||Second Intifada|
|November 24||Shooting, suicide bombing||14 (+2)||45||Jammu, India||2002 Raghunath temple attacks: Two suicide attackers open fire on the Raghunath Temple in Jammu before blowing themselves up. This was the second of two attacks on this temple in 2002.||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir|
|November 27||Shooting||6 (+2)||34||Beit She'an, Israel||2002 Beit She'an attack: Two Palestinians opened fire on a Likud polling station.||Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades||Second Intifada|
|November 27||Suicide car bombing||0 (+1)||0||Gaza, Israel||A suicide bomber from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine rammed a car bomb into an empty building near Gaza's main Erez crossing terminal to Israel killing only himself.||PFLP||Second Intifada|
|November 28||Bombing, attempted shootdown||13 (+3)||80||Mombasa, Kenya||2002 Mombasa attacks: An Israeli hotel in Mombasa is bombed, killing 13 people (10 Kenyans and 3 Israeli tourists). At nearly the same time, two missiles were fired at an Israeli jet taking off nearby but missed.||Al-Qaeda (suspected)|
|December 02||Bombing||2||50||Mumbai, India||2002 Mumbai bus bombing: A bomb placed under a seat of a B.E.S.T. bus explodes and kills two people.||Lashkar-e-Taiba (suspected)|
|December 21||Train derailing||20||80||Kurnool, India||Kurnool train crash: Islamic extremists derail a train and kill 20 people.||Lashkar-e-Taiba|
|December 27||Car bombings||83 (+3)||210||Grozny, Russia||2002 Grozny truck bombing: The truck bombing of the Chechen parliament in Grozny kills 83 people.||Riyad-us Saliheen Brigade of Martyrs||Second Chechen War|
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