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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: August 2011

  • On 2 August 2011, Memtieli Tiliwaldi, 29, and Turson Hasan, 34, were fatally shot by police in Kashgar, China after being suspected of carrying out a terror attack on 31 July 2011.
  • On 6 August 2011, a rocket propelled grenade was fired at a US Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter in the Tangi Valley of Wardak Province, Afghanistan by Taliban militants. All 38 people on board, the majority of whom were from the US special Operations Command unit, were killed.
  • On 14 August 2011, 22 people were killed and 37 were injured when a group of Taliban militants stormed the provincial governor’s compound in Parwan, Pakistan.
  • On 15 August 2011, a series of coordinated bomb attacks in 13 cities across Iraq, killed 74 and injured 250 people.
  • On 17 August 2011, Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba, 37, a suspected member of AQIM was arrested in Cadiz, Spain accused of administering a Jihadi website and for plotting to poison tourists’ water supplies in tourist campsites throughout Spain.
  • On 18 August 2011, eight people were killed and 31 injured, in a series of terror attacks committed against civilians and IDF soldiers in Israel’s southern region. An escalation in violence followed with over 160 rockets being fired into Israel, some Grad missiles.
  • On 18 August 2011, Mohammad Younis, 45, pleaded guilty to unwittingly providing $7,000 to Faisel Shahzad, the perpetrator of the failed Times Square attack on 1 May 2010.
  • On 19 August 2011, 43 people were killed and 117 injured, when a teenage suicide bomber attacked a mosque in the village of Ghondi, Pakistan.
  • On 22 August 2011, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, al Qa’ida’s second-in-command, was killed in North Waristan, Pakistan. US officials confirmed his death but did not confirm how he died.
  • On 27 August 2011, Boko Haram militants claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing attack close to the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria that killed 21 people and injured 73. This was the first time they attacked an international target.
  • On 28 August 2011, 28 people were killed and 30 injured, when a suicide bomber set off his explosives at the Umm al-Qura mosque, the largest Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • On 29 August 2011, Muhammad Sa’afan, 21, attacked and wounded seven Israelis outside a nightclub in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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