Tagged: attack

Islamic State and a Pattern of Violence

A new background report from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland provides a detailed breakdown of the history of attacks by ISIL predecessors, affiliates, and inspired persons. The Islamic State has gathered an international following, with affiliate groups popping...

Terror in Japan: Lessons of the Sarin Gas Attacks

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Sarin attack on the Tokyo Subway. On March 20th, 1995, members of Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum, launched five coordinated attacks on several lines of the Tokyo Metro. These attacks killed thirteen people and caused injuries in a little over a thousand individuals. This...

State Department Report on the Benghazi Attack

The U.S. Department of State has recently released a report examining the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September of this year. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered the Accountability Review Board (ARB) “to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11-12, 2012, killings of four...

The 22 of July Commission Releases Final Report on Norwegian Terrorist Attack

The 22 of July Commission an independent commission of the Norwegian government mandated to review and learn from the terrorist attacks on the Government Complex in Oslo and on Utøya Island on July 22, 2011 released its final report. The report focuses on three questions: What happened on 22 July?...

One Year After Breivik and the Utoya Massacre

One Year After Breivik and the Utoya Massacre On July 22, 2011 a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded in the government quarter of Oslo, Norway killing eight and wounding over 200. The location and type of bomb suggested that it was the work of Islamic extremists. A few...

7th Anniversary of the 2005 London Bombings

On the morning of July 7th, 2005, four suicide bombers attacked London’s transportation system. Three bombs went off at 8:50 a.m. on underground trains, and a final explosion occurred approximately one hour later on a double-decker bus. The individuals responsible killed 52 people in the attacks, and injured more than...

3 Year Anniversary – Little Rock, Arkansas Recruiting Station Attack

Three years ago today, on June 1, 2009, two soldiers were attacked outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing one and wounding the second. Minutes after the shooting the suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (aka Carlos Bledsoe), was apprehended by police as he fled the scene. Muhammad was...