Major Suspected Al Qaeda Attacks Since September 11, 2001

By Forward Staff and JTA

Published May 23, 2003, issue of May 23, 2003.
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April 11, 2002 — Djerba, Tunisia

In a suicide attack, a tanker truck explodes at an ancient synagogue on the island of Djerba killing 21 people, including 14 German tourists.

May 8, 2002 — Karachi, Pakistan

A car pulls up to a bus carrying French workers and explodes, killing 14 people, 11 of them French.

June 14, 2002 — Karachi, Pakistan

A car bombing outside the American consulate kills 11 people. No Americans are killed in the attack.

October 12, 2002 — Bali, Indonesia

Bombings at a nightclub popular with tourists kill 202 people, including 89 Australians and seven Americans.

November 28, 2002 — Mombasa, Kenya

A suicide car bomb at an Israeli-owned hotel kills 12 Kenyans and three Israelis. Nearby, two missiles are fired at, but miss, an Israeli commercial airliner.

May 12, 2003 — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Suicide car bombings at three residential compounds for foreigners in the Saudi capital claim the lives of 25 people, including eight Americans.

May 16, 2003 — Casablanca, Morocco

Fourteen suicide bombers attack five sites, killing 28 bystanders. Four out of the five apparent targets have Jewish connections: a Jewish club, a Jewish cemetery, a Jewish-owned restaurant and a hotel popular with Israeli tourists. No Jews, however, were among those killed or injured in the attacks. The fifth target was a Spanish club.






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