List of terrorist incidents in 2002

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).

GuidelinesEdit

  • 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.

ListEdit

Total incidents listed: 63

Date Type Deaths Injuries Location Details Perpetrator(s) Part of
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.[1] 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.[2] 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
Second Intifada
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.[3] 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
Second Intifada
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
PFLP
Second Intifada
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
Second Intifada
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 BrakEmmanuel, 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
Taliban
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Suicide and Other Bombing Attacks in Israel Since the Declaration of Principles (Sept 1993) Archived 2010-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "FactsOfIsrael.com - Palestinian homicide bombings". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  3. ^ This peace is killing us Archived February 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine