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9/11 Attacks

Probably the worst attack in our history that shook the world and awakened everyone to the true reach of terrorists. Circa 11 September, 2001, Al-Qaeda were waging a war against the whole world, and this time around, they wanted to make a statement that would resonate amongst every human soul alive. They achieved this by hijacking four commercial flights and crashed two of them straight into the World Trade Centre, the two colossal towers in New York. The other two flights were directed to the Pentagon and the Capitol building, albeit the latter was never hit as the passangers of the plane tried to over-power the terrorists and crashed in Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3000 people died. None survived. This was a wake-up call for the world, and the world rightfully waged a war against terrorism.

The Oklahoma City Bombing

America received it’s first blow of terrorism in Oklahoma, when members of the militia movement attacked the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The blast claimed lives of 168 civilians and did a total damage of $652 million.
This was the worst terrorist attack America had seen in it’s history, till 9/11 occurred.

26/11 Mumbai Attacks


India saw one of the worst terrorist attacks on Novermber 26, 2008, when a group of Pakistani Islamist terrorists launched a series of well-planned attacks all across Mumbai. They initiated it by opening fire at some of the busiest public places, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, and Cama Hospital.The ordeal lasted for four days killing 164 people and wounding at least 308. One terrorist was caught alive and imprisoned for further investigation.

The Beslan Massacre

The Beslan School Hostage Crisis of September,2004 is one of the most horrifying incidents to take place in the European continent. The Massacre took place in Beslan, Russia, when a group of Separatist militants took more than 1,100 people hostage in a school, including 777 school children. The fight between the militants and the forces lasted for three days and ended in the death of 334 hostages and injuring many more.
This brought about a drastic change in the Russian law enforcement agencies and anti-terrorist protection.

The Bentalha Massacre

The Bentalha Massacre took place in Algeria on September 22-23, 1997, where more than 200 villagers were mutilated by armed guirrellas. The Bentalha Massacre was amongst several others that occured in 1997 all across Algeria, killing thousands, and injuring many more.
The killings occured as a sign of revolt against the civil conflicts over elections and was carried by the Armed Islamic Group.

As a reader, do you think terrorist attacks will ever stop in this world?