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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: February 2011

  • On 1 February 2011, Colleen LaRose, 46, also known as “Jihad Jane” pleaded guilty to involvement with several other suspects to an alleged plot to kill Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who drew pictures of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • On 2 February 2011, Mauritanian security forces prevented a large-scale car bomb attack in the city of Noucharatt, Mauritania. The attack would have targeted President Ould Abdel Aziz.
  • On 6 February 2011, Doku Umarov claimed responsibility for the 24 January 2011 attack at Domododevo airport, Moscow and threatened further attacks.
  • On 10 February 2011, 31 people were killed and 42 people injured when a teenage suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an army compound in Mardan, Pakistan.
  • On 12 February 2011, 19 people were killed and 25 people were injured, when four suicide bombers attacked the police headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • On 15 February 2011, Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced receipt of several threats against Israeli embassies throughout the world, and as a result would be closing four of embassies whist the threat remained.
  • On 21 February 2011, 28 people were killed and 50 injured when a suicide bomber attacked a government building in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan, during a meeting of U.S.-sponsored militia commanders.
  • On 21 February 2011, 19 people were killed and 35 people were injured, including two children aged 10 and 11, when a suicide car bomber attacked a police training camp in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • On 23 February 2011, a Grad-model Katyusha rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in a residential neighborhood in Beersheba, Israel. The rocket caused damage to several homes and vehicles but no casualties.
  • On 28 February 2011. Rajib Karim, 31, from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK was found guilty of a plot to blow up a U.S. bound plane. Karim worked for British Airways and used his job to access information on behalf of Anwar al-Awlaki.

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