List of terrorist incidents linked to ISIL

The following is a list of terrorist incidents and arrests that have been connected to or have been said by 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.

Since June 2014, when ISIL proclaimed itself to be the Islamic State, according to a running count kept by CNN, it has "conducted or inspired" over 70 terrorist attacks in 20 countries, not including Syria and Iraq.


Country Date Article Description Dead Injured Status
Iraq April 2013 15 April 2013 Iraq attacks A series of 40 attacks, mostly car bombings and shootings, occur across 20 cities in Iraq. 75 356 Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
Iraq April 2013 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
Iraq 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
Iraq 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
Iraq June 2013 16 June 2013 Iraq attacks A series of bombings and shootings targeting various cities across Iraq 54 174 Some perpetrators killed, others escaped
Iraq December 2013 2013 Iraq Christmas Day bombings Three bombings in Baghdad targeting Christians on Christmas day 38 70 Unknown
Total 1,041 2,221+


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.
Australia September 2014 2014 Endeavour Hills stabbings Two counter-terrorism police officers stabbed. 0 2 Perpetrator shot dead.
Australia September 2014 2014 Australian counter-terrorism raids 15 people were detained after planning to kidnap a random Australian citizen and execute them. 0 0 One person charged.
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.
Canada October 2014 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 October 2014 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.
Total 6 12


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 January 2015 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 March 2015 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 June 2015 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 June 2015 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 June 2015 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
Egypt July 2015 2015 Cairo bombing Car bombing of the Italian consulate building in Cairo 1 9 Unknown
Iraq July 2015 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 July 2015 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 102 400+ Perpetrators dead.
Egypt/Russia October 2015 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 November 2015 Paris attacks Shootings, suicide bombings, grenade, hostage taking. 130 368 Perpetrators killed[1]
Tunisia November 2015 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 December 2015 Tell Tamer bombings Truck bombings of a Kurdish militia hospital and a market. 60 80 Unknown
Syria December 2015 2015 al-Qamishli bombings Suicide bombings in three restaurants frequented by Kurds and Assyrian Christians. 16 35 Perpetrators killed in explosions
Total 1,020 2,171+


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 January 2016 2016 Hurghada attack Stabbing attack targeting foreign tourists at the Bella Vista hotel in Hurghada 0 2 Two perpetrators killed by police
Turkey January 2016 2016 Istanbul bombing Suicide bombing targeting foreign tourists in Sultanahmet Square 12 14 Perpetrator killed in explosion
Indonesia January 2016 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 4 24 Four perpetrators killed, others escaped
Saudi Arabia January 2016 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
Syria February 2016 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 March 2016 2016 Brussels bombings Suicide bombers attacked a metro station and an airport 32 340 Three perpetrators killed in explosions; other suspects sought
Yemen March 2016 2016 Aden car bombing Three suicide car bombings targeting military checkpoints 26 Dozens Perpetrators killed in explosions
Iraq March 2016 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 May 2016 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 May 2016 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 June 2016 2016 Magnanville stabbing ISIL took responsibility for a stabbing that killed a French police officer and his companion.[2] 2 0 Perpetrator killed by police
Malaysia June 2016 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 June 2016 Atatürk Airport attack Three men from former Soviet states opened fire on Atatürk Airport in Istanbul before blowing themselves up. 44 239 Perpetrators killed
Bangladesh July 2016 2016 Gulshan, Dhaka attack Five men attacked a café in the Gulshan Thana of Dhaka and took hostages. 23 50 Five perpetrators killed
Iraq July 2016 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 July 2016 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
Germany July 2016 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 July 2016 Kabul bombing Two suicide bombers detonated explosive belts on civilians. 80 231+ Both perpetrators killed in explosion
Germany July 2016 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 July 2016 2016 Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray church attack Priest, Jacques Hamel, two nuns and two worshippers 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 July 2016 Qamishli bombings[3] 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 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 August 2016 Gaziantep bombing A child suicide bomber[4] kills over 50 at a wedding in Gaziantep province. 54 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 Three terrorist carried out mass shooting at police cadets at training center in Quetta killing 61 cadets and wounded 160 when two of them bombed themselves while one was killed during operation. 61 160+ One killed during operation, two killed in explosion
United States November 2016 Ohio State Stabbing Attack The Terrorist was named Abdul Razak Ali Artan. He stabbed people and ran others over with a car. 11 were injured. The suspect was shot and killed by 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 repsonse team officer.
Total 1,357+ 3,006+

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