A DIFFERENT WORLD: Terrorism in the 2000sMajor lethal terrorist attacks outside of active war zones in the past decade:
By: Associated Press,
Major lethal terrorist attacks outside of active war zones in the past decade:
_Sept. 11, 2001: Near-simultaneous attacks by al-Qaida on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and an airliner traveling over Pennsylvania kill nearly 3,000 people.
_Oct. 12, 2002: A bomb blamed on Islamic militants destroys a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people, many of them foreign tourists.
_March 11, 2004: Rush-hour bomb attacks on commuter trains headed for Madrid’s main southern station kill 191 people and wound about 1,800.
_July 7, 2005: Four suicide bombers attack London’s transit system during morning rush hour, blowing up three London Underground subway trains and a bus. Fifty-two people are killed and hundreds more injured.
_Sept. 20, 2008: A suicide truck bomb tears into the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, killing 54 and woundiing more than 250.
_Nov. 26-28, 2008: Ten attackers, allegedly Islamic extremists from Pakistan, kill 166 people in a three-day assault on luxury hotels, a Jewish center and other sites in Mumbai, India.