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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: July 2011

  • On 5 July 2011, 27 people were killed and 50 wounded, when two bombs exploded in the parking lot of a government building in Taji, Iraq.
  • On 6 July 2011, Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, 25, appeared in a civilian court in New York, charged with assisting al-Shabaab and al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQIP).
  • On 7 July 2011, armed police in Cambridge, UK detained Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui, 44, a wanted ETA militant,.
  • On 12 July 2011, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the younger brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai, was assassinated at his home in Khandar province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack
  • On 13 July 2011, 21 people were killed and 140 injured when three bombs exploded in Mumbai, India.
  • On 19 July 2011, Omer Abdi Mohamed, 26, pleaded guilty to recruiting 21 men of Somali origin from Minnesota, U.S, to travel to Somalia.
  • On 22 July 2011, Garikoitz Aspiazu, alias ‘Txeroki’, the former head of ETA, was sentenced to 377 years in for his role in 20 attempted terrorist assassinations.
  • On the 23 July 2011, Anders Behring Breivik carried out Norway’s first terrorist attack, initially detonating a bomb in central Oslo followed by a shooting rampage at a youth camp at an island near the capital. Seventy-six people were killed. Breivik, a “lone wolf” with extreme right wing fundamentalist Christian beliefs, was arrested and charged with both incidents.
  • On 26 July 2011, four men were charged by federal prosecutors in New York, U.S.A. with conspiring to sell drugs and buy weapons for Hizballah and the Taliban. The arrests were made as a result of an F.B.I. sting operation.
  • On 28 July 2011, Naser Abdo, 21, a U.S. soldier was arrested in Killeen, Texas, U.S.A. suspected of planning to carry out a copycat attack based on the 2009 Fort Hood Army base attack by Nidal Hassan.

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