List of terrorist incidents linked to the Islamic State

The following is a list of major terrorist attacks and arrests that have been connected to or have been claimed in reliable sources to be inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh.

Terror attacks committed or inspired by ISIL as of November 2017

Between June 2014, when ISIL self-proclaimed itself to be the Islamic State, and February 2018, ISIL has often made claims of responsibility over 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries outside Syria and Iraq, that were "conducted or inspired" by the group, while the evidences of those claims are not verified. Hundreds of other attacks were also carried out since 2018.

The provided list below is according to a running count kept by CNN.[1]


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Iraq January 2013 A car bomb killed 28 Shia pilgrims and injured 60 others as they were returning from Karbala, while in the capital Baghdad a roadside bomb exploded near a minibus, killing four pilgrims and wounding 15 others.[2] 32 75
Two suicide bombing attacks killed 55 and wounded 288 in Baghdad, Tikrit and Kirkuk.[3] 55 288
2013 Tuz Khurmatu mosque bombing A suicide bomber blew himself up during a funeral for a politician's relative in the city of Tuz Khormato, killing 42 and leaving 75 others wounded.[4] 42 75
February 2013 February 2013 Kirkuk attack A suicide car bombing at the provincial police HQ in Kirkuk killed 36 and injured 105 others, including the city's chief of police.[5] 42 111
A series of car bombs struck Baghdad, killing 37 and injured more than 130 others.[6] 37 130
A string of bombings and shootings killed 34 and injured 70 others in Iraq.[7] 34 70
March 2013 Akashat ambush Ryan Cater ambushed a Syrian Army convoy escorted by Iraqi soldiers, killing 51 Syrians and 13 Iraqis.[8] 64 10
19 March 2013 Iraq attacks A series of coordinated bombings and shootings across central and northern Iraq killed 98 people and left 240 wounded.[9] 98 240
April 2013 15 April 2013 Iraq attacks A series of 70 attacks, mostly car bombings and shootings, occur across 20 cities in Iraq. 75 356 Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
2013 Hawija clashes Four days of shootings, bombings and clashes in and around Hawija after the Iraqi Army tries to arrest protestors 331 600+ Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
May 2013 May 2013 Iraq attacks Dozens of attacks rock several cities in Iraq in a week long outbreak of violence. 449 732 Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
June 2013 10 June 2013 Iraq attacks A series of bombings strike nine cities in northern and central Iraq 94 289 Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
16 June 2013 Iraq attacks A series of bombings and shootings targeting various cities across Iraq 54 174 Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
December 2013 2013 Baghdad Christmas Day bombings Three bombings in Baghdad targeting Christians on Christmas Day 38 70 Unknown


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Belgium May 2014 Jewish Museum of Belgium shooting The Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, Belgium was targeted when a gunman identified as Mehdi Nemmouche opened fire at the museum. Three people died at the scene while a fourth died on 6 June due to injuries. When apprehended in Marseille, with his belongings was a camera with a recording claiming responsibility for the shooting, and a white sheet with the name of the Islamic State emblazoned onto it. 4 0 Subject in custody, extradited to Belgium.
Iraq June 2014 Camp Speicher massacre On 12 June 2014, ISIL killed at least 1,566 Shia Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher in Tikrit. At the time of the attack there were between 4,000 and 11,000 unarmed cadets in the camp. This is the second deadliest terrorist attack in history and the deadliest attack conducted by ISIL.[10] 1,566–1,700 Unknown In retaliation Iraqi government launched counter offences against ISIL. New mass graves of ISIL victims were also discovered in Tikrit.[11]
Australia September 2014 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings Two counter-terrorism police officers stabbed. 0 2 Perpetrator shot dead.
2014 Australian counter-terrorism raids 15 people were detained after planning to kidnap a random Australian citizen and execute them. One hostage was murdered during the siege and one killed by a bullet ricochet from a police officer during the raid. 2 4 Perpetrator shot dead by police during raid.
Canada October 2014 2014 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu ramming attack Two soldiers run down with car. One dies. 1 1 Perpetrator shot dead after chase.
2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa Soldier standing guard at National War Memorial shot dead. Gunman storms Parliament. Security officer shot in leg trying to take gun from perpetrator. 1 3 Perpetrator shot dead in Parliament Building.
United States 2014 Queens hatchet attack A recent convert to Islam and ISIL supporter attacks two police officers with a hatchet. A civilian is wounded when other officers attempt to shoot the attacker. 0 3 Perpetrator shot dead by police
France December 2014 2014 Tours police station stabbing An ISIL supporter entered into a police station in Joué-lès-Tours screaming "Allahu Akbar" before stabbing three police officers. 0 3 Perpetrator shot dead.


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Saudi Arabia January 2015 2015 Arar attack Two attackers open fire on border guards, killing 3 before one detonates his suicide vest 3 1 Both perpetrators killed
Libya 2015 Corinthia Hotel attack Car bombing, suicide attack and subsequent hostage situation in hotel known for hosting foreigners and government officials. 10 7 Some perpetrators dead, others escaped
Denmark February 2015 2015 Copenhagen shootings Danish-born Jordanian-Palestinian Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein opened fire on a free speech event hosted by Lars Vilks and the Great Synagogue of Copenhagen. El-Hussein had pledged allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a few days prior. 2 5 Perpetrator shot by police
Tunisia March 2015 Bardo National Museum attack Mass shooting and hostage-taking of foreign tourists at the Bardo National Museum 22 50 2 perpetrators killed by police, 1 escaped
Yemen 2015 Sana'a mosque bombings Suicide bombings of two Shi'a mosques in Sana'a 142 351 All perpetrators killed in the explosions
United States May 2015 Curtis Culwell Center attack Two men attacked officers with gunfire at the entrance to an exhibit featuring cartoon images of Muhammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas 0 1 Both perpetrators killed
Turkey June 2015 2015 Diyarbakır rally bombing TNT bombing targeting a rally of the Peoples' Democratic Party 4 100+ Perpetrator arrested.
France Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack French-born Islamist beheads his boss and then rams his car into a gas cylinder outside a factory 1 2 Perpetrator arrested; commits suicide in prison six months after the attack
Kuwait 2015 Kuwait mosque bombing Suicide bombing of a Shi'a mosque in Kuwait City 27 227 Bomber killed in explosion, 15 others convicted of involvement in the attack
Tunisia 2015 Sousse attacks Mass shooting targeting western tourists at a hotel in Port El Kantaoui 10 kilometres north of Sousse 38 39 Perpetrator killed by police
Egypt July 2015 July 2015 Sinai clashes Members of the Wilayat Sinai launch attacks on military checkpoints and a police station in and around the town of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai 21 9 241 attackers killed, several dozen escaped
2015 Cairo bombing Car bombing of the Italian consulate building in Cairo 1 9 Unknown
Iraq 2015 Khan Bani Saad bombing Suicide car bombing targeting Shi'a market in the city of Khan Bani Saad 130 130+ Perpetrator killed in explosion
Turkey 2015 Suruç bombing Suicide bombing targeting the youth wing of the Socialist Party of the Oppressed 33 104 Perpetrator dead.
France August 2015 2015 Thalys train attack A man who supported ISIL attacked a Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam before being subdued. 0 3 Perpetrator subdued and arrested.
Turkey October 2015 2015 Ankara bombings Suicide bombing targeting protesters at a peace rally 103 400+ Perpetrators dead.
Egypt/Russia Metrojet Flight 9268 Flight en route from Egypt to Saint Petersburg bombed 224 0 Unknown
Lebanon November 2015 2015 Beirut bombings Suicide bombings targeting Shi'a civilians in the Hezbollah dominated suburb Bourj el-Barajneh 43 200-240 Perpetrators dead.
France November 2015 Paris attacks Shootings, suicide bombings, grenade, hostage taking. 131 413 Perpetrators killed[12]
Tunisia 2015 Tunis bombing Suicide bombing targeting a bus carrying presidential guards. 13 16 Perpetrator killed in explosion.
United States December 2015 2015 San Bernardino attack Married couple Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik open fire on a holiday at the Inland Regional Center before fleeing. The wife swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a Facebook post the day of the massacre 14 24 Perpetrators shot by police
Syria Tell Tamer bombings Truck bombings of a Kurdish militia hospital and a market. 60 80 Unknown
Syria 2015 al-Qamishli bombings Suicide bombings in three restaurants frequented by Kurds and Assyrian Christians. 16 35 Perpetrators killed in explosions


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Libya January 2016 Zliten truck bombing Suicide truck bombing at a police training camp 60 200+ Perpetrator killed in explosion
Egypt 2016 Hurghada attack Stabbing attack targeting foreign tourists at the Bella Vista hotel in Hurghada 0 2 Two perpetrators killed by police
Turkey 2016 Istanbul bombing Suicide bombing targeting foreign tourists in Sultanahmet Square 13 14 Perpetrator killed in explosion
Indonesia 2016 Jakarta attacks Suicide bombings and shootout targeting a Starbucks and a police station in central Jakarta. The attacks occurred near the UN offices and several foreign embassies 8 24 Four perpetrators killed, others escaped
Saudi Arabia Mahasen mosque attack Suicide bombing and shooting targeting a Shi'a mosque 4 18 One perpetrator killed; other arrested
Syria February 2016 February 2016 Homs bombings Two car bombings in Homs targeting Alawite civilians 57 100+ Unknown
February 2016 Sayyidah Zaynab bombings Car bombing and two suicide bombings targeting the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, a Shi'a mosque believed to contain the grave of Muhammad's granddaughter. 83 178 Perpetrators killed by explosions
Turkey March 2016 March 2016 Istanbul bombing A suicide bomber exploded targeting civilians in a commercial shop on a busy tourist destination and business center. 4 36 Perpetrator killed by explosion
Belgium 2016 Brussels bombings Suicide bombers attacked a metro station and an airport 32 340 Three perpetrators killed in explosions; other suspects sought
Yemen 2016 Aden car bombing Three suicide car bombings targeting military checkpoints 26 Dozens Perpetrators killed in explosions
Iraq 2016 Iraqi soccer stadium bombings Suicide bomber detonated suicide bomb in stadium 33 78 Perpetrator killed by explosion
Bangladesh April 2016 Murder of Xulhaz Mannan Xulhaz Mannan, a U.S. embassy employee and the editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine, was hacked to death in his apartment along with his friend. 2 0 Perpetrators at large
Iraq May 2016 April 2016 Baghdad bombing
2016 Samawa bombing
11 May 2016 Baghdad bombing
Four separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad claimed at least 90 lives, police sources tell Al Jazeera. 90 100+ Perpetrators killed in car explosions
Iraq Real Madrid Fan Club massacre Two separate incidents in which three gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Real Madrid football fans at a supporters' café 28 45 Roughly six perpetrators killed
Yemen 23 May 2016 Yemen bombings Two suicide bombings targeted army recruits. 45+ 60+ Two perpetrators killed (maybe more)
Kazakhstan June 2016 2016 Aktobe shootings A group of several dozen militants attacked two gun shops and a military base in Aktobe, killing four civilians and three soldiers. Several attackers were killed during the attacks on the shops and base and more were killed during police raids that followed over the next few days. 7 40+ 18 perpetrators killed, 9 arrested
France 2016 Magnanville stabbing ISIL took responsibility for a stabbing that killed a French police officer and his companion.[13] 2 0 Perpetrator killed by police
Malaysia 2016 Movida Bar grenade attack Two men approaching a bar and one of them throwing a grenade before escaping with their motorcycle while customer is watching the UEFA Euro 2016 between Italy and Spain. First ever ISIL attack in Malaysia. 0 8 Perpetrator arrested by police
Turkey Atatürk Airport attack Three men from former Soviet states opened fire on Atatürk Airport in Istanbul before blowing themselves up. 45 239 Perpetrators killed
United States Orlando nightclub shooting 29-year-old Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 49 53 Perpetrator killed, ISIL claimed responsibility for attack
Bangladesh July 2016 2016 Dhaka attack Five men attacked a café in the Gulshan Thana of Dhaka and took hostages. 24 50 Five perpetrators killed
Iraq July 2016 Baghdad bombings Two bomb attacks in the district of Karrada and the suburb of Sha'ab in Baghdad. 325 225+ Members of a militant cell connected to the bombings arrested
Saudi Arabia 2016 Medina suicide bombing A suicide bomber targeted security forces outside the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, a man blew himself up after police tried to arrest him near the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, and two more bomb attacks occurred in Qatif. 7 7 Four perpetrators killed by explosions
France 2016 Nice truck attack On 14 July (Bastille Day), Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31 year old from Tunisia, deliberately drove a 19 tonne cargo truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. ISIS claimed responsibility. 86 434 Perpetrator killed by police at the scene.
Germany 2016 Würzburg train attack A 17-year-old Afghan refugee seriously injured four people with a knife and an axe on a train near Würzburg in Germany 0 5 Perpetrator killed by police
Afghanistan July 2016 Kabul bombing Two suicide bombers detonated explosive belts on civilians. 80 231+ Both perpetrators killed in explosion
Germany 2016 Ansbach bombing A Syrian refugee blow himself up near a music festival in Ansbach, where there were about 2,500 people at that moment. 0 15 Perpetrator killed in explosion
France 2016 Normandy church attack Priest Jacques Hamel, two nuns, and two worshipers taken hostage by two men armed with knives in the church during mass. Hamel was killed. 1 3 Both perpetrators killed by police
Syria July 2016 Qamishli bombings[14] Two explosions in the predominantly Kurdish town Qamishli in Syria, killing at 57 including 8 Asayish people and wounding over 171 people. 57 171+ At least 1 perpetrator was killed by the explosion
Belgium August 2016 2016 Charleroi attack A man attacked two policewomen with a machete in Charleroi, Belgium, before being shot dead by another police officer. The attacker is reported to have said "Allahu Akbar" during the attack. 0 2 Perpetrator killed by police
Pakistan August 2016 Quetta attacks A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, and Islamic State and a Taliban faction claimed responsibility. 93+ 130+ Perpetrator killed in explosion
Turkey August 2016 Gaziantep bombing A child suicide bomber[15] kills over 50 at a wedding in Gaziantep province. 57 69 Perpetrator killed in explosion
Iraq September 2016 9 September 2016 Baghdad bombings A suicide bomber in a car in Baghdad killed at least 40 people and wounded more than 60 Islamic State claimed 40+ 60+ Perpetrator killed in explosion
Pakistan October 2016 October 2016 Quetta attacks 61 160+ One killed during operation, two killed in explosion
United States November 2016 Ohio State University attack Abdul Razak Ali Artan stabbed people and ran others over with a car, injuring 11, before being shot and killed by a police officer. ISIS praised the attack and said Artan had responded to their call to attack civilians of coalition countries. 1 11 Suspect shot by OSU response team officer.
Germany December 2016 2016 Berlin truck attack On 19 December, Anis Amri, a 24 year old Tunisian asylum seeker, hijacked a Polish truck in Berlin and drove it into a Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz, Berlin. The attack claimed 12 lives, including the original driver of the truck. ISIS claimed responsibility and later released a video of Amri pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 12 56 Suspect killed in Sesto San Giovanni (MI) by Italian police.


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Turkey January 2017 2017 Istanbul nightclub shooting At least 39 people are killed and nearly 70 wounded after a gunman opens fire in a nightclub in Istanbul, on the European coast of the Bosphorus. 39 69 Perpetrator arrested on 16 January. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility.
Iraq January 2017 Baghdad bombings At least 70 people dead in 3 separate suicide bomb attacks in Baghdad over the space of 2 days. 70+ 100+ Perpetrators killed in explosions
Afghanistan February 2017 2017 Kabul Supreme Court Bombing Suicide bomber kills 22 at the Supreme Court of Afghanistan, Kabul. ISIS claims responsibility.[16] 22+ 35+ Perpetrator killed in explosion
Iraq February 2017 Baghdad Car Bombings Car bomb explodes in Baghdad's Baya neighborhood, a majority-Shiite community. ISIS claims responsibility.[17] 54+ 63+
Pakistan 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing Suicide bomber kills 100 at the Sufi Shrine. ISIS claims responsibility. 90 300+ Perpetrator killed in explosion
Syria Part of Battle of al-Bab[18] Car bomb kills 51 people in a small village outside of Al-Bab, Syria. 51 Unknown ISIL claimed responsibility
Afghanistan March 2017 March 2017 Kabul attack Shooting and bombing at military hospital in Kabul. 49 63+ Perpetrators killed
Bangladesh 2017 Dhaka suicide bombing Suicide bomber enters under-construction Rapid Action Battalion headquarters and detonates suicide vest. 0 2 Perpetrator killed. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.
United Kingdom 2017 Westminster attack Car plows through crowd gathered outside of Westminster Palace before assailant stabbed police officer to death. 6 49 Perpetrator killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Bangladesh 2017 South Surma bombings Militants bombed a crowd of about 500-600 people gathered near the army and police perimeter, which was about 400 metres from the militant hideout. 7 40+ Four perpetrators killed. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.
Egypt April 2017 2017 Palm Sunday church bombings Suicide bombings at two churches on Palm Sunday in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria. 49 136 Perpetrators killed. IS claims responsibility for the attacks.
Sweden 2017 Stockholm truck attack Truck drives into people on Drottninggatan pedestrian street before crashing into Åhléns department store, after which the perpetrator fails to ignite a homemade butane gas bomb. 5 15 Perpetrator arrested. ISIL does not claim responsibility for the attack but the perpetraitor claims to act on their behalf.[19]
France April 2017 Champs-Élysées attack Police officers shot in Champs-Élysées, Paris. The incident killed one police officer and injured two more before the perpetrator was killed. 2 2 Perpetrator killed. ISIS claimed responsibility.[20]
Pakistan May 2017 2017 Mastung bombing A bombing targeting Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Mastung District. 25 37 ISIL claimed responsibility.[21]
United Kingdom Manchester Arena bombing Suicide bombing targeting concertgoers at the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. 22 59 Perpetrator killed. ISIL claimed responsibility.[22]
Philippines Battle of Marawi Philippine security forces launch an operation in Marawi upon receiving reports that Isnilon Hapilon is meeting with militants of the Maute group in the city. The militants in response took control of its medical center, burned schools and buildings and released prisoners. 593 500 90% of Marawi recaptured by government forces. 9 militants detained.[23]
Indonesia 2017 Jakarta bombings Islamic state claimed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 11 others wounded on Wednesday. 3 12 [24]
Egypt 2017 Minya attack Masked gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying Coptic Christians traveling from Maghagha in Egypt's Minya Governorate. 28 22 Perpetrators caught. ISIS claims responsibility.[25]
United Kingdom June 2017 2017 London Bridge attack Van drives into pedestrians on London Bridge before three men emerge and stab people in nearby bars and restaurants. 8 48 Perpetrators killed. ISIL claims responsibility.[26]
Australia 2017 Brighton siege Somali-born Yacqub Khayre orchestrates a siege taking a prostitute hostage in a serviced apartment complex in Brighton, Australia and kills the complex clerk before enticing police to the complex. He makes references to al-Qaeda and ISIS. 1 3 Perpetrator killed. ISIL claims responsibility[27] and police declare it a terrorist incident.[28]
Iran 2017 Tehran attacks On 7 June 2017, two attacks were simultaneously carried in the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. 17 42 4 of the perpetrators killed, 2 of them killed in explosions, ISIS claims responsibility.[29]
Afghanistan August 2017 August 2017 Afghanistan suicide blast attack Suicide Blast kills 36 people in Afghanistan. ISIL claims responsibility of the attack.[30] 36 Unknown 2 perpetrators dead in the suicide blast.
Pakistan August 2017 Quetta suicide bombing Suicide blast kills 15 people including 8 Pakistani soldiers. 15 40 ISIL claimed responsibility.[31]
Finland August 2017 August 2017 Finland knife attack Two women were killed in the attack. [[Bouanane reportedly identified as a soldier of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but No claim of responsibility from ISIS. 2 8 Life sentence for Turku stabber.
Pakistan August 2017 Quetta suicide bombing Suicide blast kills 15 people including 8 Pakistani soldiers. 15 40 ISIL claimed responsibility.[32]
Spain 2017 Barcelona attack Van hits several pedestrians after jumping sidewalk in La Rambla 16 152 ISIL claimed responsibility.
United Kingdom September 2017 Parsons Green bombing A bomb explodes at Parsons Green station in London 0 30 ISIL claimed responsibility.
Canada 2017 Edmonton attack Edmonton police constable Mike Chernyk was allegedly hit and stabbed by 30-year-old Abdulahi Sharif, who then hit 4 pedestrians with a rental truck in a police chase 0 5 ISIL flag found in rental truck.
France October 2017 Marseille stabbing A man killed two women at the Saint-Charles Station in Marseille, France 3 0 ISIL claimed responsibility.
United States 2017 New York City truck attack A man drove a flatbed pickup truck into pedestrians on a bike path along West Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City. 8 12 Attacker taken into Police Custody. ISIL claimed responsibility.
Egypt November 2017 2017 Sinai mosque attack Attackers launched rocket propelled grenades and opened fire on the worshipers during the crowded Friday prayer at al-Rawda near Bir al-Abed. 311 128 Survivors noted that the attackers brandished the Islamic State flag.[33]
United States December 2017 2017 New York City attempted bombing Akayed Ullah, 27, attempted a suicide bombing at the 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal. The crude pipe bomb injured 4 people including the bomber. 0 4 The perpetrator was reported as declaring his allegiance to ISIS.[34]
Afghanistan December 2017 Kabul suicide bombing Suicide bombing at the Tabayan cultural centre in Kabul. 50 80 Perpetrators killed. ISIS claimed responsibility.[35]


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Iraq January 2018 January 15, 2018 Baghdad bombings On 15 January 2018, two suicide bombings took place at al-Tayaran Square of Baghdad, killing 38 people and injuring more than 105 others. ISIL claimed responsibility. 38 105 Perpetrators killed. ISIS claimed responsibility.[36]
Afghanistan 2018 Save the Children Jalalabad attack On 24 January 2018, militants affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province launched a bomb and gun attack on a Save the Children office in Jalalabad, a city in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, killing six people and injuring 27. 6 27 Perpetrators killed. ISIS claimed responsibility.[37]
Russia February 2018 2018 Kizlyar church shooting On 18 February 2018, a 22-year-old man local to the Russia's southern province of Dagestan carrying a knife and a hunting rifle opened fire on a crowd at an Orthodox church in Kizlyar, killing five women and injuring several other people. 6 5 Perpetrator Killed. ISIS claimed responsibility.[38]
France March 2018 Carcassonne and Trèbes attack A hostage crisis unfolded in the southern French town of Trèbes on 23 March 2018, but began hours earlier in Carcassonne, when 26-year-old French-Moroccan Redouane Lakdim killed a motorist and injured his passenger, then stole the car and attacked four French police officers, wounding one. Lakdim drove to nearby Trèbes, where he stormed a Super U supermarket, ultimately killing two civilians and a gendarme and injuring several more. 5 15 Perpetrator killed. Gunman claimed allegiance with ISIS.[39]
Iraq April 2018 2018 Asdira funeral bombing 25 people were killed and 18 wounded when explosives exploded at a funeral for Sunni Muslim tribal fighters in the village of Asdira near the northern Iraqi town of Al-Shirqat.[40][41][42] 25 18 ISIS claimed responsibility.
Afghanistan April 2018 Kabul suicide bombing On 22 April 2018, a suicide blast killed 69 people and wounded dozens more Sunday at a voter registration center in Koche Mahtab Qala, in the Dashte Barchi area of western Kabul, Afghanistan. 69 120 Perpetrator killed. ISIS claimed responsibility.
30 April 2018 Kabul suicide bombings At least 29 people were killed and 50 others injured in two suicide bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul, including several journalists documenting the scene.[43][44][45] 29 50 ISIS claimed responsibility.
Libya May 2018 2018 attack on the High National Elections Commission in Tripoli, Libya Suicide bombers attacked the head offices of Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli, killing at least 16 people, injuring 20 and setting fire to the building.[46][47] 16 20 ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
France 2018 Paris knife attack On 12 May 2018, a man was fatally shot by police after killing one pedestrian and injuring several more in Paris, France. 2 8 Perpetrator killed. ISIS claims responsibility.[48]
Indonesia 2018 Surabaya churches bombings The 2018 Surabaya churches bombings were a series of terrorist attacks that occurred on 13 May 2018 in three churches in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. The explosions took place at Innocent Saint Mary Catholic Church (Gereja Katolik Santa Maria Tak Bercela, SMTB) on Ngagel Madya Street, Surabaya Central Pentecost Church (Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya, GPPS) on Arjuno Street, and Indonesia Christian Church (Gereja Kristen Indonesia, GKI) on Diponegoro Street. The first explosion took place at the SMTB Church. The second and third explosions followed 30 minutes apart. 28 57 28 dead including all of the perpetrators. ISIS claims responsibility.
Belgium 2018 Liege shooting On 29 May 2018, Benjamin Herman, a prisoner on temporary leave from prison, stabbed two female police officers, took their guns and shot and killed them and a civilian in Liège, Belgium. 4 4 Perpetrator killed. ISIS claims responsibility.[49]
Afghanistan June 2018 Afghanistan June 2018 Suicide Blast A suicide bomber killed at least 36 people and injured 65 others at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the Rodat district of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar[50] 36 65 ISIS claimed responsibility perpetrator killed.
July 2018 July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing On 1 July 2018, a suicide bomber detonated in the center of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 20 people, mainly Sikhs and Hindus, and injuring 20 others.[51] Islamic State claimed responsibility 20 20 ISIS claimed responsibility.[51]
Pakistan 13 July 2018 Pakistan bombings Siraj Raisani was about to address an election rally when a suicide bomber, carrying around 16–20 kg of explosive material in his vest,blew himself up among a crowd of more than 1000 people.Along with Raisani, the explosion killed 128 people.Two days after the attack, on 15 July 2018, the number of dead increased to 149, while 186 other people were injured, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan since the APS massacre in Peshawar in 2014.[52] 149 186 ISIS claimed responsibility.[52]
Afghanistan 2018 Kabul Airport attack At least 23 people, including an AFP driver, were killed and 107 others injured in a suicide bombing near Kabul International Airport as scores of people were leaving the airport after welcoming home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.[53] 23 107 ISIS claimed responsibility.
Pakistan 2018 Quetta suicide bombing On 25 July 2018, during polling for the 2018 Pakistani general election, a bomb blast outside a polling station in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area resulted in 31 people being killed and over 35 injured.[54][55][56] Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Amaq News Agency. 31 40 ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Syria 2018 As-Suwayda attacks The 2018 As-Suwayda attacks were a string of suicide bombings and gun attacks that took place in and around As-Suwayda, Syria on 25 July, killing at least 246 people and injuring more than 200. The attacks were committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[57][58] 246 200+ ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Tajikistan Terrorist attack against cyclists in Tajikistan Four cyclists, including two Americans, are killed after a car plowed through tourists traveling through Tajikistan.[59] 4 3 ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Afghanistan August 2018 2018 Gardez Shiite Mosque Afghanistan Attack Two militants dressed in burqa entered a Shiite mosque in the town of Gardez in the province of Paktia and opened fire. One of the attackers blew himself up and the other was gunned down by security guards. 39 people were killed and at least 80 others injured in the attack.[60][61] 48 70 ISIS claimed responsibility.
August 2018 Kabul suicide bombing A suicide bombing occurred on Wednesday 15 August 2018 in the Shia region of Kabul took place.[62] Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health reported that 48 people including 34 students were killed and 67 were injured.[63] The responsibility was claimed by ISIS.[64] 48 67 ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Iran September 2018 Ahvaz military parade attack On 22 September 2018, a military parade was attacked in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz.[65][66] The attackers killed 25 people, including soldiers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and civilian bystanders.[67] 30 70 Perpetrators killed. ISIS claimed responsibility and provide a video containing the alleged attackers discussing the attack.[68]
Egypt November 2018 2018 Minya bus attack On 2 November 2018, multiple gunmen opened fire on a bus in Minya carrying Christian Copts, the attack killed 7 and injured 14, ISIL also claimed responsibility for the attack.[69][70][71] 7 14 ISIL claimed responsibility and all of the 19 perpetrators were killed by Egyptian soldiers 2 days later.
Australia 2018 Melbourne stabbing attack On 9 November 2018, a Somali man set his car on fire and started stabbing people, killing one and injuring two. The attacker died in hospital after being shot by police. ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.[72] 1 2 Attacker was shot dead, supported ISIL and ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack.
France December 2018 2018 Strasbourg attack On the evening of 11 December 2018, a mass shooting occurred in Strasbourg, France, when a man with a revolver opened fire on civilians in the city's busy Christkindelsmärik (Christmas market) killing five and wounding 11, before fleeing in a taxi. 5 11 Perpetrator killed by police 2 days later. ISIS claimed responsibility, but French interior minister Christophe Castaner described its claim as "totally opportunistic".[73]
Russia On 31 December 2018 an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, Russia, was rocked by an explosion that leveled several floors, killing and wounding dozens of people. The following day a bus burst into flames and killed three people. However, the Russian Government has stated that the explosion was likely caused by a gas leak, not ISIS.[74] 42 12+ The 165th issue of the Islamic State's An-Naba newspaper contained the claim of responsibility.[75]


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Philippines January


2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings 2019 Jolo Cathedral bombings: 22 people, were killed and 102 others were injured when two bombs exploded in a cathedral during Sunday mass in Jolo, Philippines. The Islamic State-related branch of Abu Sayyaf terror group Ajang Ajang faction was behind the attack. 22 102 Abu Sayyaf is believed to have carried out the attacks however ISIL has also claimed responsibility.[76]
Sri Lanka April 2019 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings On 21 April 2019, 6 suicide bomb attacks killing 253, including 45 children and 38 foreign nationals. Targets were 3 churches, namely St Anthony's church - Kotahena, St. Sebestian church - Negombo, Zion Church - Batticaloa and 3 leading hotels in Colombo namely Kingsbury Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel and Cinnamon Grand Hotel. There were 2 other suicide explosion in the afternoon in a small lodge in Dehiwala killing 2 and in the house of a main attacker in Colombo, killing 7 individuals including 3 police officers.[77] 259[78] 500+ ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack through AMAQ News Agency. Local Islamic extremist group, National Thawheeth Jama'ath is also directly involved in the attack.[79]
April 2019 Kalmunai shootout On 27 April 2019, Sri Lankan security forces and militants from National Thowheeth Jama'ath allegedly linked to ISIS clashed after the security forces raided a safe house of the militants. Sixteen people, including six children, died during the raid as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up.[80][81][82] 16 2 Groups involved in the attack swore allegiance to ISIS and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.[82]
Afghanistan August 2019 17 August 2019 Kabul bombing On 17 August 2019, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a wedding hall, killing at least 92 people and injuring more than 140.[83][84] 92 142 ISIL claimed responsibility.[85]
Iraq In the night of 24 August 2019 six Iraqi people (five youths and one policeman) were killed and ten others were wounded when Islamic State militants launched a mortar attack on a football pitch in the village of Daquq at the north of Kirkuk[86][87][88] 6 10 ISIL
Nigeria December 2019 On 27 December 2019 it was released a video by Amaq News Agency showing the killing of eleven Christians in Nigeria.[89] ISWAP said it was part of its campaign to avenge the killing of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US military raid in Syria last October.[90] 11 0 ISIL


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Niger January


Battle of Chinagodrar On 9 January 2020 in a gunfight at a Niger military base, 89 Niger Armed Forces soldiers and 77 ISIL militants killed during the battle.[91][92] 166 Unknown ISIL claimed responsibility.[93]
United Kingdom February 2020 2020 Streatham stabbing On 2 February 2020 two people were stabbed in Streatham, London, and one more had minor injuries.[94] The perpetrator, Sudesh Amman, who was a fighter of Islamic State and had previously praised it, was shot dead by police.[95] 1 3 ISIL claimed responsibility.
Afghanistan March 2020 6 March 2020 Kabul shooting On 6 March 2020, ISIL gunmen killed 32 people and injured over 80 people at a ceremony in Kabul.[96][97] 32 80+ ISIL claimed responsibility.[98]
Kabul gurdwara attack On 25 March 2020, ISIL killed 25 people in a gurdwara in Kabul. 25 8 ISIL claimed responsibility
May 2020 Kabul hospital shooting & Kuz Kunar funeral bombing On 12 May 2020, gunmen executed a mass shooting at a hospital's maternity ward. 80 patients were evacuated, 24 victims, including newborn babies, mothers, and nurses, killed by the gunmen and all three attackers killed by the army; An hour after the Kabul attack, a suicide bombing took place in Kuz Kunar, Nangarhar Province at the funeral of a police commander, killing 32 mourners and injuring 133 others.[99] 32 133 ISIL thought to be responsible for the Kabul shooting although the Afghan government blamed the Taliban for it; ISIL claimed responsibility for the Kuz Kunar bombing.[100][101]
August 2020 Jalalabad prison attack On August 3, 2020, the ISIL launched an attack on an Afghan prison that left at least 29 dead.[102][103] 29 Unknown ISIL claimed responsibility.[104]
Austria November 2020 2020 Vienna attack Between November 2–3, five were killed in Stadttempel, Vienna, including the perpetrator.[105] The Vienna Police Department confirmed that the attacker was an Islamic State sympathizer, and that the attack was motivated by Islamic extremism.[106] 4 22 Perpetrator pledged allegiance to ISIL.[107]
Syria December 2020 Government bus attack On 30 December 2020, an assault targeted a convoy of Syrian regime soldiers and militiamen of Bashar al-Assad's elite Fourth Brigade returning from their posts in Deir Ez-Zor. The bus was ambushed in a well-planned operation near the village of Shula by jihadists who set up a false checkpoint to stop the convoy and detonated bombs before opening fire.[108] 40 - ISIL claimed responsibility.[109]


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Pakistan January 2021 Machh attack ISIS claims responsibility for killing 11 miners in Balochistan, Pakistan. They kidnapped the workers on 2 or 3 January and took them to the mountains. The victims' hands were tied and their dismembered bodies were on the floor of a cottage. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attacks, calling them "terrorist".[110][111][112][113][114] 11 - ISIL claimed responsibility.
Iraq Baghdad bombings Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targeted Shia Muslims on 21 January 2021 in a clothing market in Tayaran Square, Baghdad. US, UN, EU and the Pope condemn the attack calling it a senseless act of violence.[115][116][117] 32 110 ISIL claimed responsibility.
Afghanistan March 2021 2021 Afghanistan attacks Three female media workers are shot dead in Jalalabad, Nangarhar. A fourth woman is wounded. The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack.[118] 3 1 ISIL claimed responsibility.
2021 Afghanistan attacks A female doctor is killed and a child is wounded in Jalalabad, Nangarhar, after a bomb attached to her rickshaw explodes. Seven workers at a Hazara plaster factory are shot dead in Surkh-Rōd District, Nangarhar. ISIL is suspected to be behind the attacks.[119] 8 1 ISIL believed to be perpetrators.
May 2021 2021 Kabul school bombing a car bombing, followed by two more improvised explosive device (IED) blasts, occurred in front of Sayed al-Shuhada school in Dashte Barchi, a predominantly Shia Hazara area in western Kabul, Afghanistan, leaving at least 85 people dead and 147 injured. The majority of the casualties were girls between 11 and 15 years old. The attack took place in a neighborhood that has frequently been attacked by militants belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant over the years.[120] 85 147 Afghan Government blame the Taliban. However the Taliban deny they carried out the attack. ISIS-K is blamed for the attack.
Iraq July 2021 Sadr City Market Bombing In the evening of Monday, 19 July 2021, an ISIS suicide bomber detonated his vest in a crowded market in the densely populated neighbourhood of Baghdad's Sadr City killing at least 30 people, the event happened near the eve of Eid al-Adha Islamic festival. Women and children were among the dead and wounded and some stores burned down as a result of the explosion.[121] 30 50 ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.[122]
Afghanistan August 2021 2021 Kabul airport attacks On 26 August 2021, at 17:50 local time (13:20 UTC),[123] a suicide bombing occurred near Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Another blast occurred after the bombing.[124][125][126][127] These attacks came hours after the United States State Department told Americans outside the airport to leave due to a terrorist threat.[128] At least 183 people were killed in the attacks, including 13 US service members.[129] 183 200+ ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.[130]
New Zealand September 3 2021 Auckland Countdown stabbing An ISIS supporter stabbed six people before being shot by police on September 3 in Auckland, New Zealand. The attacker came to New Zealand in 2011 and became a person of interest in October 2016, authorities said.[131] 1 6 ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.
Afghanistan September 18 Explosions in Jalalabad and Kabul At least 7 people were killed and at least 30 were wounded during four explosions which occurred in Nangarhar's capital Jalalabad which targeted a Taliban patrol vehicle and another explosion which occurred in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood.[132] 7 30 ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.[133]
Afghanistan October 8 2021 Kunduz mosque bombing ISIL Sunni extremist terrorists attacked, and killed many Shia muslim worshipers in the mosque during their Friday prayer time.[134] 50+ 100+ ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.[135]

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