List of terrorist incidents in 2013

This is a list of terrorist incidents which took place in 2013, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives. Note that terrorism related to drug wars and cartel violence is not included in these lists. Ongoing military conflicts are listed separately.

Guidelines edit

  • 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.

List edit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Article Details
Jan 10 Suicide bombings, bombing 126 270+ Various locations in Pakistan January 2013 Pakistan bombings: A string of bombings hit the country. A bombing at a crowded market in Quetta killed 12 and injured 47 in an attack claimed by a Balochistan separatist group. Later, twin blasts took place in quick succession at a snooker hall. A total of 92 people were killed in these attacks, including 9 policemen, 25 rescue workers and 3 journalists who perished in the second one. In addition, an explosion at a Tableeghi Jamaat seminary in the Swat Valley, outside of Saidu Sharif, killed 22 people and wounded 60.[1][2][3][4][5] Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Jan 15 Rocket attacks 82 160 Aleppo, Syria Aleppo University bombings: Two explosions struck between the Aleppo University halls of residence and the faculty of architecture as students were gathering for the first day of exams. The Syrian government accused rebels of firing a surface-to-air missile, while opposition activists said government jets bombed the campus.[6]
Jan 16–19 Shooting, hostage crisis 69 unknown In Aménas, Algeria In Amenas hostage crisis: Militants under the command of Mokhtar Belmokhtar took more than 800 people hostage at a remote gas facility, leading to a tense 4-day standoff with the Algerian Army and at least 2 assaults. At least 40 hostages and 29 militants were killed, while 685 Algerian workers and 107 foreigners were freed.[7] Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Feb 2 Suicide bombing 1 1 Ankara, Turkey 2013 United States embassy bombing in Ankara: A suicide bombing in front of the US embassy killed a security guard and injured a journalist.[8] RPLP-F
Feb 16 Bombing 84 190 Quetta, Pakistan February 2013 Quetta bombing: A bomb attached to a motorbike exploded at a market in Hazara Town on the outskirts of Quetta. Most of the victims were members of the predominantly Twelver Shia minority.[9] Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Feb 21 Car bombings 83 250+ Damascus, Syria February 2013 Damascus bombings: A car bomb exploded next to the Ba'ath Party offices, killing 61 and injuring more than 200. The attack killed mostly civilians. In addition, three bombings killed 22 and injured 50 in the suburb of Barzeh. Most of the victims were government soldiers.[10][11] Al-Nusra Front Suspected
Feb 21 Bombings 17 119 Hyderabad, India 2013 Hyderabad blasts: Two blasts occurred at crowded intersections.[12][13] Indian Mujahideen Suspected
Mar 3 Car bombings 48 180 Karachi, Pakistan March 2013 Karachi bombing: Twin bombings struck Shi'ite faithful as they were leaving a prayer hall.[14]
Mar 4 Ambush 64 10 Akashat, Iraq Akashat ambush: Gunmen ambushed a Syrian Army convoy escorted by Iraqi soldiers, killing 51 Syrians and 13 Iraqis near the border between the two nations.[15][16] Islamic State of Iraq
Mar 13 Bombings, shootings 5 10 Srinagar, India March 2013 Srinagar attack: Two gunmen assaulted a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir.[17] Hizbul Mujahideen or Lashkar-e-Taiba
Mar 18 Suicide bombing 41 44 Kano, Nigeria 2013 Kano bus bombing: A suicide bomber attacked a bus station in a predominantly Christian area of Kano.[18][19]
Mar 19 Bombings, shootings 98 240 across Iraq 19 March 2013 Iraq attacks: A series of coordinated bombings and shootings across central and northern Iraq on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. At least 61 were killed and 148 wounded in Baghdad, where most of the major attacks took place.[20] Islamic State of Iraq
Apr 12 Suicide bombing 4 8 Kidal, Mali 2013 Kidal suicide attack: Two suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts at a market, killing 4 Chadian soldiers.[21][22] MOJWA
Apr 15 Bombings, shootings 75 356 across Iraq 15 April 2013 Iraq attacks: A string of attacks across Iraq which began with 8 bombings in Baghdad that killed 30 and wounded 92. Attacks also took place in Kirkuk, Baqubah, Tikrit, Fallujah, Nassiriyah and Mussayab, among others.[23]
Apr 15 Bombing 4 264[24] Boston, United States Boston Marathon bombing: Two bombs were detonated near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. One suspect was killed during a shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts in the early hours of April 19, while the other suspect, his brother, was arrested nearby about 18 hours later. The two also shot and killed a police officer in Cambridge prior to the police chase.[25] Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Apr 16 Bombing 0 16 Bangalore, India 2013 Bangalore bombing: A bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded next to the offices of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party.[26]
Apr 23–26 Bombings, shootings 331+ 577+ across Iraq 2013 Hawija clashes: On April 23, an Iraqi Army raid against a protest encampment in the city of Hawija, west of Kirkuk, led to dozens of civilian deaths and to several insurgent groups and local tribal militias attacking security forces across the country.[27][28][29][30] Islamic State of Iraq, Naqshbandi Army, Sons of Iraq, Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police
Apr 29 Stabbing 1 0 Birmingham, United Kingdom Part of 4 attacks by Pavlo Lapshyn, a white supremacist. 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem, a Birmingham resident, was stabbed to death. Lapshyn later went on a campaign of bombing attempts at mosques in the West Midlands.[31][32] Pavlo Lapshyn
May 15–21 Bombings, shootings 449 732 across Iraq May 2013 Iraq attacks: A series of deadly bombings and shootings across central and northern Iraq over a period of seven days. The deadliest incident was a blast at a Sunni mosque in Baqubah on May 17 that killed 43 and injured 80 others.[33][34][35][36] Islamic State of Iraq Suspected
May 22 Knife attack 1 2 Woolwich, United Kingdom Murder of Lee Rigby: Soldier and drummer Lee Rigby was knocked down by a car, after which the 2 occupants attacked him with knives and a machete, almost decapitating him and dumping the body on the road. The attackers were later injured in a shootout with security forces and arrested.[37] Lone wolves
May 26 Ambush 27 32 Chhattisgarh, India 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley: A ten-vehicle convoy carrying Indian National Congress workers was ambushed by around 250 Naxalite rebels after a land mine was triggered in the Darbha valley, a remote area in the Sukma district. Among those killed were Chhattisgarh INC leader Nand Kumar Patel and his son, who were kidnapped during the incident and later found dead, as well as Salwa Judum founder and former state Minister, Mahendra Karma.[38] Communist Party of India (Maoist)
Jun 10 Bombings, shootings 94 289 across Iraq 10 June 2013 Iraq attacks: Insurgents staged another series of coordinated attacks across central and northern Iraq. The incidents included a series of bombing and clashes in Mosul that killed 34 and wounded 123 others. Other attacks targeted Iraqi Army bases, markets, as well as police checkpoints.[39] Islamic State of Iraq
Jun 16 Bombings, shootings 54 174 across Iraq 16 June 2013 Iraq attacks: Insurgents set off a number of coordinated attacks across Iraq. Deadly attacks took place in Baghdad and Mosul, but most of the incidents focused on the country's south, including Kut, Najaf, Nassiriya and Basra.[40] Islamic State of Iraq
Jun 18 Suicide bombing 28 60+ Shergarh, Pakistan 2013 Mardan funeral bombing: A suicide bomber detonated his vest at a funeral. Among those killed in the attack was Imran Khan Mohmand, formerly an independent MPA.[41][42][43]
Jun 19 Bombing 22 20+ Mogadishu, Somalia June 2013 Mogadishu attack: Militants detonated a car bomb at the main UNDP base and staged an assault on the compound. Government forces were able to retake control of the site after a 90-minute shootout.[44] al-Shabaab
Jun 21 Bombing 15 25+ Peshawar, Pakistan 2013 Peshawar mosque bombing: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque in the Gulshan neighborhood. The perpetrators first gunned down a police officer and a security guard before the suicide bomber entered the mosque.[45]
Jun 21 Bombing 0 0 Walsall, United Kingdom Part of 4 attacks by Pavlo Lapshyn. A homemade bomb was left and detonated outside a mosque during Friday prayers.[32][31] Pavlo Lapshyn
Jun 22–23 Mass murder 11 2 Nanga Parbat, Pakistan 2013 Nanga Parbat massacre Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Jun 25 Suicide car bombing, shooting 3 Kabul, Afghanistan 2013 Afghan presidential palace attack: Eight fighters cleared two high-level security clearances, entering one of the most heavily restricted areas in Kabul.[46] They detonated a series of suicide bombs near the eastern gate of the Arg presidential palace, launching two rocket propelled grenades at the CIA headquarters in Afghanistan and engaging in a firefight with palace security guards.[47] Three Afghan guards were killed, as well as all eight fighters.[48] Taliban
Jun 28 Bombing 0 0 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Part of 4 attacks by Pavlo Lapshyn. A homemade bomb was left and detonated outside a mosque during Friday prayers.[32][31] Pavlo Lapshyn
Jul 2 Bombings, shootings 86 234 across Iraq July 2013 Iraq attacks: Five car bombs exploded in predominantly Shia areas of Baghdad in the neighborhoods of Shuala, Kamiliyah, Shaab and Abu Tcheer. Other shootings also killed four people. At the same time two bombings in Kirkuk and Mosul resulted in one person dead and three others wounded.[49] Other targets included Iraqi Army and Police forces, Sahwa members, as well as government officials.[50]
Jul 6 Raid 42 ? Mamudo, Yobe State, Nigeria Yobe State school shooting: Gunmen attacked the Government Secondary School in a pre-dawn raid. Most of the victims were students, with the exception of a few staff members and at least one teacher. More than 100 people were reported missing in the aftermath of the attack. Some of the students were burned alive.[51] Boko Haram
Jul 12 Bombing 0 0 Tipton, United Kingdom Part of 4 attacks by Pavlo Lapshyn. A homemade bomb was left and detonated outside a mosque during Friday prayers.[31][32] Pavlo Lapshyn
Jul 20–21 Clashes 21 6 Arauca, Colombia 2013 Colombian clashes: During clashes over two days, 17 Colombian forces died on the first day and four others the next day. At the same time the rebels took U.S. citizen Kevin Scott Sutay hostage on 20 June. The attacks occurred during peace talks in Cuba between the government and FARC.[52] FARC or ELN
Jul 27 Suicide truck bomb 6 9 Mogadishu, Somalia 2013 Mogadishu Turkish embassy attack: A suicide bomber drove a truck into the gate of the Turkish embassy.[53] Al Shabaab
Aug 21 Chemical attack 281–1,729 3,600 Ghouta, Syria Ghouta chemical attack: A series of chemical attacks were conducted in the Ghouta region. Syrian Arab Army / Syrian rebels (suspected)
Sep 9–28 Clashes, arson and hostage-taking 220 ~254 Zamboanga City, Philippines Zamboanga City crisis: Separatists tried to seize control of the city center, leading to weeks of clashes with government forces Moro National Liberation Front
Sep 13 Truck bomb, shooting 2 20 Herat, Afghanistan 2013 attack on U.S. consulate in Herat: Seven militants attacked the U.S. consulate using truck bombs, assault rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades Taliban
Sep 21 Shooting 68 ~100 Nairobi, Kenya Westgate shopping mall attack: 10 men attacked the Westgate Shopping Mall, an exclusive shopping centre. al-Shabab
Oct 27 Bombs 5 66 Patna, Bihar, India 2013 Patna bombings: Eight bombs exploded just before BJP opposition prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was due to speak in the lead-up to the 2014 Indian general election Indian Mujahideen
Oct 28 Car attack 5 38 Beijing, China 2013 Tiananmen Square attack: An SUV truck drove off the road at north of Tiananmen Square, passed barriers and caught fire in front of the main entrance of the Forbidden City. The attack claimed all three occupants of the vehicle, who were suspected to be Uighurs and two tourists, one Filipina and one Chinese. The incident was suspected to be a suicide attack.[54] East Turkestan Islamic Movement
Dec 5 Suicide car bombing 56 200+ Sana'a, Yemen 2013 Sanaa attack: A suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden car towards the western entrance of the Defense Ministry complex. The suicide car bombing was followed by a coordinated attack by militants in another car. Another coordinated attack and gunfight outside the complex was reported to have taken place later that day.[55] al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(Suspected)
Dec 25 Car bombings 8 37 Baghdad, Iraq 2013 Baghdad Christmas Day bombings: Three separate bombings targeted Christians.[56]
Dec 27 Car bombing 8 70 Beirut, Lebanon Assassination of Mohamad Chatah: A car bomb struck the convoy of Mohamad Chatah, a former minister of finance and ambassador to the United States.[57][58]

Total Incidents: 44

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