List of terrorist incidents in 2006
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This is a timeline of incidents in 2006 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: 1
|January 5||Suicide bombings||120+||120+||Karbala and Ramadi, Iraq||5 January 2006 Iraq bombings: Suicide bombers targeting police and Shia civilians.||Al-Qaeda in Iraq||Iraq War|
Total incidents: 1
|February 22||Bombing||0||0||Samarra, Iraq||2006 al-Askari mosque bombing: Al-Qaeda militants destroyed much of the Al-Askari Mosque, one of Shi'a Islam's holiest sites, in a bombing, though no one was killed or injured. Hundreds of Sunni civilians were killed by angry Shias in retaliation for the bombing.||Al-Qaeda in Iraq||Iraq War|
Total incidents: 6
|March 2||Suicide bombing||4 (+1)||50+||Karachi, Pakistan||2006 attack on U.S. consulate in Karachi: Bombing in Karachi kills four, including a U.S. diplomat.||Islamist cell|
|March 3||Vehicle attack||0||9||North Carolina, United States||2006 UNC SUV attack: An Iranian-American named Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar drove an SUV onto the campus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and hit nine people. He committed attack to "avenge the deaths of Muslims worldwide".||Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar|
|March 7||Bombings||28||101||Varanasi, India||2006 Varanasi bombings: Two bombings occurred at the Varanasi Junction railway station and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple.||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Kashmir conflict|
|March 9||Hostage crisis||1||3 kidnapped||Baghdad, Iraq||Christian Peacemaker hostage crisis: Tom Fox, a Christian Peacemaker, is killed by his hostage takers. Three other peacemakers were kidnapped but were all freed.||Swords of Righteousness Brigade||Iraq War|
|March 10||Landmine attack||26||7||Dera Bugti, Pakistan||2006 Pakistan landmine blast: 26 people were killed and seven more injured after their car hit a land mine while they were on their way to a wedding. Pakistan has accused Akbar Bugti of ordering the attack.||Akbar Bugti (suspected)||Insurgency in Balochistan|
|March 30||Suicide bombing||4 (+1)||Kedumim, West Bank||Kedumim bombing: Palestinian suicide bomber kills himself and four others at Kedumim Junction in the West Bank.||Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
Total incidents: 8
|April 7||Suicide bombings||85 (+3)||160||Baghdad, Iraq||Buratha mosque bombing: Three suicide bombers detonate at a Shia mosque in Baghdad as worshippers were leaving.||Islamist insurgents||Iraq War|
|April 11||Suicide bombing||63 (+1)||80||Karachi, Pakistan||Jamaat Ahle Sunnat bombing: A suicide bomber explodes himself in Karachi, killing 57 Sunni worshippers.||Lashkar-e-Jhangvi||Sectarianism in Pakistan|
|April 14||Bombing||0||13+||Old Delhi, India||2006 Jama Masjid bombings: Two bombs explode in the courtyar of the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, injuring thirteen people. No one claimed responsibility.||Unknown|
|April 17||Suicide bombing||11 (+1)||70||Tel Aviv, Israel||2006 Tel Aviv shawarma restaurant bombing: Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing eleven people and injuring 70.||Islamic Jihad||Israeli–Palestinian conflict|
|April 22||Bombing||0||14||Kharkiv, Ukraine||2006 Kharkiv supermarket bombings: Two bombs exploded at separate markets in Kharkiv. No one claimed responsibility.||Unknown|
|April 23||Shooting||6||0||Trincomalee, Sri Lanka||Gomarankadawala massacre: Six villagers are shot to death by LTTE cadres.||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|April 24||Bombings||23||80||Dahab, Egypt||2006 Dahab bombings: Three bombs targeting tourist hotspots explode, killing 23.||Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad|
|April 30||Massacre||35||Doda District, India||2006 Doda massacre: LeT militants massacre 35 Hindu villagers in an attempt to disrupt peace talks between India and Pakistan.||Lashkar-e-Taiba||Kashmir conflict|
Total incidents: 0
Total incidents: 5
|June 2||Terrorism plot||0||0||Ontario, Canada||2006 Ontario terrorism plot: Eighteen people are arrested on suspicion of planning terror attacks in Ottawa and Toronto. The suspects were inspired by Al-Qaeda and eleven were convicted.||Islamist cell|
|June 3||Abduction, executions||5||0||Baghdad, Iraq||Abduction of Russian diplomats in Iraq: Iraqi insurgents ambushed a car from the Russian Embassy and killed one of the occupants and abducted the four others. The Mujahedeen Shura Council claimed responsibility and later said they had killed the rest of the diplomats.||Mujahedeen Shura Council||Iraq War|
|June 12||Massacre||10||Anantnag district, India||2006 Kulgam massacre: Nine laborers and an Indian Army soldier are massacred by suspected Islamic extremists.||Hizbul Mujahideen (suspected)||Kashmir conflict|
|June 15||Mine attack||68||60||Kebithigollewa, Sri Lanka||Kebithigollewa massacre: The LTTE detonate two claymore mines targeting a bus carrying 140 civilians. 68 civilians, including ten children, three pregnant women and their unborns, are killed. Approximately 60 civilians are injured.||LTTE||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|June 25||Raid, shooting||2 (+2)||4||Kerem Shalom, Israel||2006 Gaza cross-border raid: A team of seven or eight Palestinian militants manage to cross into Israel from the Gaza Strip and start attacking Israeli military positions. Two IDF soldiers and two attackers are killed and four more soldiers are wounded, one (Gilad Shalit) is kidnapped and held hostage for five years.||Hamas
Popular Resistance Committees
Army of Islam
Total incidents: 6
|July 1||Suicide bombing||77||96||Sadr City, Iraq||1 July 2006 Sadr City bombing: A suicide bomber detonates a car bomb in a market in the Shia Baghdad slum Sadr City. A group calling themselves The Supporters of the Sunni People claimed responsibility.||The Supporters of the Sunni People||Iraq War|
|July 6||Massacre||40+||Baghdad, Iraq||Hay al Jihad massacre: Shia militiamen massacre more than 40 Sunnis.||Shia militiamen||Iraq War|
|July 11||Bombings||209||714||Mumbai, India||2006 Mumbai train bombings: Seven pressure cooker bombs explode on seven Mumbai Western line trains, killing and injuring hundreds.||Indian Mujahideen|
|July 11||Grenade attacks||8||43||Srinagar, India||2006 Srinagar bombings: Several grenades are thrown at vehicles carrying tourists.||Lashkar-e-Taiba (suspected)||Kashmir conflict|
|July 28||Shooting||1||5||Seattle, United States||Seattle Jewish Federation shooting: A man identified as Naveed Afzal Haq entered the building of the Jewish Federation of Seattle and opened fired before taking hostages and surrendering. Haq shouted "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel" during the attack.||Naveed Afzal Haq|
|July 31||Attempted bombings||0||0||Cologne, Germany||2006 German train bombing plot: Two suitcase bombs are discovered in trains near the German towns of Dortmund and Koblenz, undetonated due to an assembly error. Video footage from Cologne train station, where the bombs were put on the trains, led to the arrest of two Lebanese students in Germany, Youssef al-Hajdib and Jihad Hamad, and subsequently of three suspected co-conspirators in Lebanon. On 1 September 2006, Jörg Ziercke, head of the Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Police), reports that the suspects saw the Muhammad cartoons as an "assault by the West on Islam" and the "initial spark" for the attack, originally planned to coincide with the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany.||Youssef Mohamad el-Hajdib and Jihad Hamad|
Total incidents: 3
|August 9||Terrorism plot||0||0||United Kingdom||The 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot is uncovered.||Al-Qaeda (suspected)|
|August 14||Mine attack||7||17||Colombo, Sri Lanka||Attack on Pakistani ambassador to Sri Lanka: A claymore mine is detonated when a convoy carrying Pakistani Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bashir Wali Mohamed, was passing. Mohamed was unharmed but seven people were killed and seventeen more wounded. LTTE is suspected of being behind the attack.||LTTE (suspected)||Sri Lankan Civil War|
|August 21||Bombing||13||47||Moscow, Russia||2006 Moscow market bombing: A bomb exploded at Moscow's large Cherkizovsky Market, which is mostly frequented by Central Asian and Caucasian immigrants. Eight members from the group Spas were convicted for the bombing.||Spas|
Total incidents: 3
|September 8||Bombings||37||125+||Malegaon, India||2006 Malegaon bombings: Two bombings targeting a Mosque and a Muslim cemetery kill 37 and wound hundreds. The Students Islamic Movement of India was initially blamed but later investigation places the blame on the Hindu extremist group Abhinav Bharat||Abhinav Bharat (suspected)|
|September 11||Shootdown||12||3||Vladikavkaz, Russia||2006 Vladikavkaz Mi-8 crash: An Mi-8 helicopter carrying fifteen high ranking Russian officers was shot down, killing twelve of the helicopter's occupants. Ossetian rebel group Kataib al-Khoul claimed responsibility.||Kataib al-Khoul
|Second Chechen War|
|September 16||Bombings||4||82||Hat Yai, Thailand||2006 Hat Yai bombings: four people killed, 82 injured, by six bombs along the main commercial street of Hat Yai. The devices were placed approximately 500 meters apart, and were remotely set off every five minutes.||GMIP||South Thailand insurgency|
Total incidents: 2
|October 3||Hijacking||0||0||Brindisi, Italy||Turkish Airlines Flight 1476 is hijacked.||Hakan Ekinci|
|October 10–11||Bombings||8||30-45||Central Mindanao, Philippines||2006 Central Mindanao bombings: Three bombings targeting markets and a town hall in Tacurong, Makilala, and Cotabato City||MILF, Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiyah (suspected)||Moro conflict|
Total incidents: 2
|November 20||Bombing||5||25-66||West Bengal, India||2006 West Bengal train explosion: A bomb exploded on a train traveling between New Jalpaiguri and Haldibari, killing five and injuring dozens. No once claimed responsibility.||Unknown|
|November 21||Car bombings, mortar attacks||215||257||Sadr City, Iraq||23 November 2006 Sadr City bombings: Insurgents orchestrates a series of car bombings and mortar attacks on the Shia Baghdad slum Sadr City.||Al-Qaeda in Iraq||Iraq War|
Total incidents: 2
|December 30||Car bombing||2||52||Madrid, Spain||2006 Madrid–Barajas Airport bombing: ETA detonates a van bomb in the parking lot of Madrid–Barajas Airport, killing two and causing significant damage.||ETA||Basque conflict|
|December 31||Bombings||3||38||Bangkok, Thailand||2006 Bangkok bombings: A total of nine explosions ripped through Bangkok on New Year's Eve, killing three people and injuring dozens. Insurgents from Thailand's troubled Southern region were blamed.||Pattani separatists||South Thailand Insurgency|
- CNN: 4 dead, dozens wounded in attack near U.S. Consulate in Karachi, March 3, 2006
- CNN: Suicide bomber kills 4 in West Bank, March 31, 2006
- BBC News: Bomber strikes Israeli settlement, March 31, 2006
- BBC News: Thousands attend Karachi funerals, April 13, 2006, BBC News.
- "Bomber kills 9 in Tel Aviv". NBC News. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- Pro-LTTE Simon Hughes and Priyath Liyanage lament over the dead ceasefire agreement and discuss interference
- Reuters: Lebanon arrests fourth suspect in German bomb case Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, September 2, 2006
- International Herald Tribune: Prophet drawings motivated by suspects behind failed German train bombings, investigator says, September 2, 2006
- Der Spiegel: Bahn-Anschläge schon zur Fußball-WM geplant Archived 2006-09-04 at the Wayback Machine, September 2, 2006
- CNN: Six bombs explode in Thailand city, killing 4, September 16, 2006