The chronicle of world events has long proved that it is impossible to be completely safe, no matter where you are – at home, in a hive of activity, or in a thinly populated area. We have decided to recall the biggest terrorist attacks of the last decade.
The date of September, 11, has turned into a global anti-terrorism brand “9/11:” the terrorists committed a thing that seemed incredible. They attacked the very heart of the most powerful civilized power. In the morning of that day, 19 terrorists captured passenger airliners. It is never completely clear what consequences will have a certain event. During the terroristic act, everything is unpredictable, just like in nz casino where you can’t forecast the results. The invaders sent two aircraft to the World Trade Center, causing the towers to collapse.
According to the official information, in addition to the terrorists, 2,974 people died as a result of the attacks; another 24 people were missing. The responsibility for the most monstrous act of terrorism in the world was taken by the Islamist terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
The paradise island shuddered with the horror of a powerful explosion that killed more than 200 people, and more than three hundred victims were injured. The bomb exploded at the Sari nightclub in Kuta Beach in October 2002. At the same time, the majority of the victims were foreigners, who enjoyed their vacations at the resort. Witnesses of the tragedy recall that the most powerful explosion was felt at a distance of 10 km. After the explosion, the nightclub building was in the epicenter of fire, which spread to neighboring buildings.
The United States suspected al-Qaeda being responsible for this terrorist attack. The fact is that an explosion in Bali took place on the day of the anniversary of another al-Qaeda’s attack. Suicide bombers exploded on board the American destroyer Cole in Yemen; 17 sailors were killed.
In the Philippines, where quite a lot of Islamists live, explosions are not a rarity at all. In the city of Zamboanga, a bomb that exploded in a crowded shopping center killed four people on the spot; about 80 were taken to hospital with injuries. In a gym in the Philippine province of Mindanao, at least 10 people died and another 40 were injured in January 2004. The bomb was hidden in a motorcycle near the hall, where hundreds of people gathered for a basketball game.
Three days before the parliamentary elections in March 2004, 13 bombs exploded in the four commuter trains in the morning rush hour. Explosive devices were hidden in backpacks and bags, which laid in the compartments for hand luggage. 190 people died. The perpetrators of the tragedy are the authorities of the Basque separatists “ETA.”
On July 7, 2005, the biggest terrorist act in the history of Great Britain took place in London – four explosions carried out by suicide bombers. At 8:50 am, with a gap of 50 seconds, three trains of the London Underground were blown up. Almost an hour later, at 9:47, the fourth explosion occurred. 52 people were killed; about 700 were injured. The names of four suicide bombers were later announced by Scotland Yard: Habib Hussein, Mohammed Sidiq Khan, Jermen Lindsey, and Shehzad Tanver.
The goal of the terrorists was to cause panic and the greatest resonance in the civilized society. Unfortunately, the terrorists have achieved their main goal: they have changed the usual way of life, caused fear, and shocked the world.