List of Islam-related terrorist attacks

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This list include all the attacks perpetrated by Muslims who might have different motives than an Islamist. There is another list which documents the Islamist terrorist attacks.

Location Date Description Deaths Injuries
Japan July 12, 1991 Hitoshi Igarashi, a Japanese translator of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" assassinated by stabbing in his university office in Tokyo.[1][2][3][4][5][6] 1 0
Syria October 1, 2014 Twin terrorist attacks killed 45 civilians and wounded over 100 others at two neighboring elementary schools in Akrama, Homs; most of the victims were women and children. The first attack took place when a car bomb loaded with gas cylinders and C-4 explosives was detonated at the front gate of the first school while students were being dismissed. Following the first explosion, a suicide bomber then detonated himself at the gate of the neighboring school while people were gathering to take their children home. The perpetrators were related to Jund al-Sham, a group linked to the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.[7] 45 100+
France July 14, 2016 2016 Nice attack, a 19 tonne cargo truck was deliberately driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, resulting in the deaths of 86 people and injuring 434.[8][9][10][11][12] The driver was Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian resident of France.[13][14] The attack ended following an exchange of gunfire, during which Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot and killed by police. 86 434
Egypt December 11, 2016 Botroseya Church bombing, 29 people were killed and 47 were injured (all of them are Copts) after a suicide bomber occurred at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Cairo. The perpetrator, Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed Mustafa, was a Muslim Egyptian related to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.[15][16][17][18] 29 47
Israel January 8, 2017 Jerusalem vehicular attack, 4 people are killed and 15 injured when a Palestinian terrorist rams a truck into a crowd at a bus stop in Jerusalem.[19] [20] 4 15
Westminster, London, United Kingdom March 22, 2017 2017 Westminster attack, Khalid Masood, convert to Islam, drove a car across Westminster Bridge, into Parliament Square, and onto the grounds of the Palace of Westminster injuring more than 50 people, four of them fatally.[21][22] After the car crashed into the perimeter fence of the Palace grounds, Masood abandoned it and ran into New Palace Yard where he fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer. He was then shot by an armed police officer and died at the scene. A fifth victim fell into the Thames during the attack; she died in hospital as a result of her injuries.[23] 5 50+
Russia April 3, 2017 A terrorist attack using an explosive device took place on the Saint Petersburg Metro between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations.[24] Seven people (including the perpetrator) were initially reported to have died, and seven more died later from their injuries, bringing the total to 14.[25][26][27][28][29] 13 64
Sweden April 7, 2017 2017 Stockholm attack, Four persons were killed when a truck was driven into a pedestrian shopping street and a department store in Stockholm. 15 others were wounded. The truck was hijacked just moments before the attack.[30] A 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, identified as Rakhmat Akilov, admitted that he was inspired by Islamic State.[31][32] 4 15+
Totals: 187 725+


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  6. Jomhuri Eslami, 1991, March 16
  7. "Syrian Rebels Kill 45 Civilians at a Homs Children’s School". 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  8. "Le bilan de l’attentat de Nice porté à 86 morts" (in fr). 19 August 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. Template:Dead link
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  13. "Attentat de Nice : ce que l'on sait du chauffeur, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel" (in fr-FR). Nouvel Obs. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  14. "Attentat à Nice : le suspect a été formellement identifié" (in fr). Europe1. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  15. "Botroseya church bombing death toll rises to 29 victims". Egypt Independent. February 4, 2017. 
  16. Chappell, Bill (11 December 2016). "Bomb Hits Coptic Christian Church In Cairo, Killing At Least 25". NPR. 
  17. Maggie Michael and Hamza Hendawi, "Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt's president, says church attack was a suicide bombing", The Washington Times, 12 December 2016.
  18. The Associated Press (20 December 2016). "Child victim of Egypt church attack dies; death toll now 27". Times Colonist. 
  21. Bilefsky, Dan; de FREYTAS-TAMURA,, Kimko; Olivennes, Hannah; Yeginsu, Ceylan (March 23, 2017). "Toll of London Attack Is Global for an Assailant Born in Britain". New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  22. Stone, John (March 23, 2017). "Theresa May says it is wrong to describe London attack as 'Islamic terrorism'". Independent. Retrieved March 24, 2017. "Prime Minister Theresa May spoke, "It is not Islamic terrorism, it is Islamist terrorism, a perversion of a great faith"" 
  23. "Westminster Bridge attack victim Andreea Cristea dies". BBC News. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  24. Youngman, Mark (6 April 2017). "Russia’s domestic terrorism threat is serious, sophisticated and complex". The Conversation Trust (UK). "The April 3 bombing on the St Petersburg metro was the highest-profile terror attack on Russian soil since a suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport in January 2011." 
  25. "Число жертв теракта в Петербурге выросло до 14 человек [Number of fatalities of the terrorist act in Petersburg has grown to fourteen people". Meduza. 4 April 2017. "В результате взрыва в метро Санкт-Петербурга погибли 14 человек, сообщила министр здравоохранения России Вероника Скворцова. [In the aftermath of explosion in the metro of Saint Petersburg 14 people have died, reported by the minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova]" 
  26. "Signs of terror attack in St. Petersburg subway blast obvious – Kremlin". TASS (Saint Petersburg). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017. "The Russian Investigative Committee has qualified the blast as a terrorist attack, but other versions are looked into." 
  27. MacFarquhar, Neil; Nechepureneko, Ivan. "Explosion in St. Petersburg Metro Kills at Least 10". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  28. "Взрыв в метро Санкт-Петербурга: погибли 10 человек [Explosion in Metro St. Petersburg, killing 10 people]" (in Russian). BBC Russia. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  29. "В петербургской больнице скончались двое пострадавших при взрыве в метро [Two injured in the explosion in the subway died in the St. Petersburg hospital]" (in ru). RIA Novosti. 
  30. "Stockholm terror attack: Man ARRESTED after four die in truck rampage" (in en-US). Daily Star. 
  31. "Den gripna har visat sympatier med IS" (in swe). Aftonbladet. 
  32. Brittany Vonow. "FACE OF A 'KILLER' Stockholm terror attack suspect named as Rakhmat Akilov, 39, as first pictures emerge of man ‘who drove terror truck into crowds, killing four’". The Sun. Retrieved 10 April 2017.