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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: July 2012

  • On 1 July, 17 people were killed and 60 others injured when armed militants carried out a coordinated attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya.
  • On 5 July, six people were arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in London, UK.
  • British traffic police discovered a car filled with explosives, leading to a major counter- terrorist operation between 3-5 July, resulting in the arrests of seven people in the UK.
  • On 7 July, a Swedish Lebanese man, 24, was arrested in Limassol, Cyprus on suspicion of collecting information on Israeli flights to Cyprus and bus tours catering to Israeli tourists.
  • On 11 July, six rubber plantation workers were killed and 27 others injured when suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen ambushed a vehicle transporting them to work in Basilan, Philippines.
  • On 12 July, nine police and prison trainee staff were killed and nine others injured by Tehrik-i-Taliban gunmen who attacked a police academy in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • On 14 July, 23 people were killed and 60 wounded when a suicide bomber attacked the wedding reception of the daughter of a prominent politician in Samangan, Afghanistan.
  • On 15 July, armed police in Edinburgh, UK arrested ETA militant Benat Atorrasagasti Ordonez, 36, more than 10 years after he went on the run.
  • On 18 July, six people were killed and 32 others injured when a suspected suicide bomber detonated a bomb on a bus full of Israeli tourists at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria.
  • On 18 July, an explosion in the National Security Building on Rawda Square in Damascus, Syria killed three of President Assad’s senior aides and injured several of his advisors.
  • On 23 July, 113 people were killed and 299 injured in a series of coordinated attacks in Iraq.
  • On 27 July, the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem posted a video online in which it again claimed responsibility for a cross-border attack on 18 June 2012.

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