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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Terrorist Incidents-Data Thread. Reply with quote

I have decided to create this ongoing locked thread to record data on major terrorist attacks across the world. Sadly, this seems to have become an all to common feature of our world. While this is a very grim subject I hope this thread will eventually be a useful resource for other astrologers.

Behind these events I think it is the role of the mundane astrologer to research more important charts in the astrological hierarchy that might offer an explanation such as ingress , eclipse, national and prior lunation charts.

I also think that when a country is involved in incessant warfare or terrorist insurgency over several years it may be unrealistic to seek to find an explanation in a short term event chart.

I will be constantly updating this thread but I decided to make a start after the recent tragic bombing in Baghdad. If you spot any errors or want to see more data included please send me a PM. My plan is to eventually go back and list major terrorist incidents prior to the 9/11 attacks.

Due to the massive escalation of Islamic Jihadi-Salafi terrorism across the globe in recent years, since the emergence of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), I will largely be confining listings to incidents where mass fatalities occurred leading to 10 deaths or more in a single incident. There are sadly just too many terrorist shootings and bombings at present to list them all here. However, if an incident with fewer fatalities attracts International attention (for example the Prophets Mosque attack I will be recording it)

For reading convenience I will be listing the most recent incidents at the top of the thread.

Balad Bombing, July 8th, 2016

Islamic State carried out a triple suicide attack on the evening of Thursday July 8th, near a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources.

A man detonated an explosive belt at the external gate of the mausoleum at around 11 p.m., allowing several gunmen to storm the site and start shooting at worshippers on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festival, according to the security sources.

At least one gunmen blew himself up in the middle of the crowd while another was gunned down by the guard of the mausoleum before he could detonate his explosive belt.The site also came under rocket fire during the attack that was claimed by Islamic State. The ultra-hardline Sunni group said in a statement the attack was carried out by three suicide bombers wearing explosive belts.

The attack on the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi reignited fears of an escalation of the sectarian strife between Iraq's Shi'ites and Sunnis. The Shi'ite form a majority in Iraq but Sunnis are predominant in northern and western provinces, including Salahuddin where the mausoleum is located.

Date: July 8th
Time: 11pm Local Time
Location: Balad, suburb north of Baghdad, Iraq
Fatalities: 35
Casualties: 20
Terrorist Group: ISIS/Daesh

Dallas Police Shootings

On the evening of July 7, 2016, at the end of a peaceful protest, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and shot twelve police officers and two civilians in Dallas, Texas, United States, killing five of the officers. Johnson was an African-American Army Reserve Afghan War veteran who was reportedly angry over recent police shootings of black men. A protest was being held against police killings in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, in the preceding days.

Following the shooting, police confronted Johnson at a parking garage, and a standoff ensued. In the early hours of July 8, police killed Johnson with a bomb attached to a bomb disposal robot. Some experts believe it was the first time in U.S. history a robot was used by police to deliver lethal force.

The gunfire began in downtown Dallas at 8:58 p.m. During negotiations, Johnson said that he acted alone and was not part of any group. The standoff ended at about 2:30 a.m. the next day, after the shooter was killed by a C-4 bomb deployed and set off by a robot. A sweep of downtown Dallas found no presence of explosives.

Following the shootings there was a Presidential press Conference by Barack Obama. He ordered that US flags be hung at half mast from all Federal Buildings. In response to the shootings both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump suspended their presidential campaigns.

The shooting was the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Date: July 7th-8th
Time: Initial shots 20:58 Local time. 7th July. Shooter killed 02.30 July 8th
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Fatalities: 5 (Police Officers)
Wounded: 7 Police officer, two civilians
Terrorist group: None. Sniper acted alone.

Prophet's Mosque Bombing, Medina, July 4th 2016

A bomb exploded outside the Prophet’s Mosque in the Saudi city of Medina one of the holiest sites in Islam on the evening of Monday July 4th. Four security officers died and one suicide bomber died. A further five Saudi security personnel were wounded.

July 4th was the last night of the holy month of Ramadan, with people breaking their fasts. Thousands had been congregating to hold sunset prayers marking the occasion, which ushers in the beginning of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar.

Alongside the four security guards, the suicide bomber himself died in the blast. "The vibrations were very strong. It sounded like a building imploded," Qari Ziyaad Patel, an eyewitness, told AP.

Also known as Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, the Prophet’s Mosque is one of the holiest sites in Islam. It was the second mosque ever built, with the aid of Mohammed himself, who lived in a house next door. His tomb is still located there sealed off from worshipers and an iconic green-painted dome has been built over it.

The attack was consemned across the Islamic world. This included the Shia government of Iran and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Date: July 4th 2016
Time: Evening. Shortly after sunset. Time not clear from news reports.
Location: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Fatalities: 4 security personal, 1 terrorist.
Injured: 5 security officers.
Terrorist group: No group claimed responsibility. ISIS affiliate suspected.

Baghdad Truck Bombing July 3rd 2016

On 3 July 2016, A lorry packed with explosives was detonated in the Karrada district of Baghdad while families were shopping for the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. 292 people were killed by the explosion and hundreds more were injured. So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. The bombing occured a few minutes after midnight local time (2 July, 21:05 UTC).

The Iraqi government states this was the deadliest such attack since the 2003 US-led invasion.

Date: July 3rd 2016
Time: 00:05 Local Time
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Fatalities: 292
Injured: 250+
Terrorist group: ISIS/Daesh

Dhaka attacks (Bangladesh) July 1st 2016

On the night of 1 July 2016, at 21:21 local time, seven militants opened fire on the Holey Artisan Bakery in the Gulshan neighbourhood and diplomatic area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. They also threw bombs, took several dozen hostages, and killed two police officers in shootouts with police.
Twenty-eight people were killed, including 17 foreigners, two police officers, and six gunmen. One of the gunmen was captured and 13 hostages were freed by Bangladesh Armed Forces, Police, RAB, BGB and joint forces.[ According to Bangladesh's Inspector General of Police, all seven of the attackers were Bangladeshi citizens.

Date: July 1st 2016
Time: 21:21 Local time
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Fatalities: 28 (20 civilians, 6 attackers, 2 police officers)
Casualties: 50
Terrorist group: ISIS/Daesh (disputed) Bangladesh authorities identify
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen a local Jihadist group not affiliated with ISIS.

Ataturk Airport Attack (Istanbul) June 28th 2016

Shortly before 22:00 Istanbul time, two assailants approached the x-ray scanner at a security checkpoint, and opened fire. Police officers then returned fire. The assailants then detonated bombs on their persons

Date: June 28th 2016
Time: 22:00 Local time EEDT
Location: Ataturk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
Fatalities: 45 civilians. 3 Terrorists
Injured: 239
Terrorist group: ISIS/Daesh

Orlando Night Club Shooting June 12th 2016

On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old American security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. He was shot and killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Hispanic. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history, as well as the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks in 2001. It was also considered a hate crime.

In a 9-1-1 call shortly after the attack began, Mateen swore allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He later told a negotiator he was "out here right now" because of American bombing campaigns in Iraq and in Syria and that the negotiator should tell America to stop.

Initial reports said he may have been a patron of the nightclub and used gay dating websites and apps, but Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials said they have not found any credible evidence to substantiate these claims. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also conducted an investigation and said it found no links between ISIL and Mateen.

Date: June 12th 2016
Time: Start 02:00 AM local time. Finish: 5:00 am local time
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Fatalities: 49 victims, 1 gunman
Injured: 53
Terrorist group: The gunman originally claimed connection to ISIS but no evidence to substantiate this has been found by the CIA.

Lahore Suicide Bombing 27th March 2016

On 27 March 2016, Easter Sunday, at least 75 people were killed and over 340 injured in a suicide bombing that hit the main entrance of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, one of the largest parks in Lahore, Pakistan. The attack targeted Christians who were celebrating Easter. Of the 75 dead, 14 were identified as Christians and the rest as Muslims. The majority of victims were women and children. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack led to worldwide condemnation and national mourning throughout Pakistan. Pakistan also launched a widespread counter-terrorism operation in South Punjab, arresting more than 200 people.

Date: 27/03/2016
Time: 18:30 UTC
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Fatalities: 75
Injured: 340
Terrorist group: Pakistani Taliban affiliate (Jamaat-ul-Ahrar)

Brussels Bombings March 22nd 2016

On the morning of 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 32 victims and three perpetrators were killed, and over 300 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks. The bombings were the deadliest act of terrorism in Belgium's history. The Belgian government declared three days of national mourning.

Date: 22/03/2016
Times: 07:58 Local time Airport bomb 09:11 Local time Maalbeek metro bomb
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Fatalties: 32 +3 terrorists
Injured: 300+
Terrorist group: ISIS/Daesh affiliate
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