25 Worst Acts of Terrorism Ever Committed
20. King David Hotel Bombing
On July 22, 1946, the rebellious right-wing Zionist group, Irgun, carried out an offensive against the British by bombing the British Administrative Headquarters for Palestine, which was housed at the King David Hotel. This terrorist campaign concluded with the death of 91 people from various nationalities and injured 46 others. This is considered the deadliest terrorist attack to occur during the British Mandate era from 1920 to 1948.
15. Bombay Bombings
This tragic terrorist attack involved 13 bomb explosions in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. The assault on March 12, 1993 resulted in the death of 270 civilians with 700 more wounded. Organized by Dawood Ibrahim, the “don” of the crime syndicate D-Company, it was carried out as an act of vengeance against the widespread Muslim massacre from December to January and the destruction of the Babri Masjid.
10. Bali Bombing
Considered the deadliest acts of terrorism ever in the history of Indonesia, this tragic event occurred on October 12, 2002 in the tourist district of Kuta. It resulted in the deaths of 202 people, including 38 locals. The attacks on local nightclubs were carried out by some members of the Jemaah Islamiyah, a terrorist Islamist group, with the use of two bombs placed in a backpack carried by suicide bombers and a car bomb while a third bomb exploded in the US Embassy in Denpasar.
5. Mumbai Train Bombings
On July 11, 2006, a series of 7 bomb blasts was heard on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai, which resulted in the death of 209 people and wounded 714 others. The bombs, which were inside pressure cookers to increase the after-burn thermobaric reaction were placed in the first-class compartments and exploded during the afternoon work rush-hour. Carried out by the Lshkar-e-Talba and the Students Islamic Movement of Inida (SIMI), it was in retaliation to the perceived oppression of the Muslim minorities in the regions of Gujarat and Kashmir.