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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: June 2011

  • On 3 June 2011, international media reported that Ilyas Kashmiri and eight other militants were killed in an overnight U.S drone attack in South Waziristan. Kashmiri’s death was confirmed by HUJI spokesman, Abu Hanzla Kashir and Pakistan’s Interior minister, Rehman Malikh however, U.S. officials said they were unable to confirm his death making Kashmiri’s status unclear.
  • On 8 June 2011, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, a senior African al-Qa’ida militant responsible for the 1998 East Africa bombings, was killed at a checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • On 11 June 2011, two bombs exploded minutes apart, one caused by a suicide bomber, just after 2330 in the Khyber market area Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 39 people and wounding 108.
  • On 16 June 2011, Ayman al-Zawahiri was appointed leader of Al-Qa’ida, following the death of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011. An al-Qa’ida linked website also posted a hit-list of American businessmen, diplomats, think-tank executives and military officials, who they intend to target.
  • On 16 June 2011, Boko Haram, a radical group with links to al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the what is believed to be the first suicide bombing attack to take place in Nigeria. One policeman was killed and many people were wounded.
  • On 16 June 2011, Abu Bakar Bashir was convicted of supporting a jihadi training camp that was discovered in Aceh, Indonesia in 2010 and sentence to 15 years in prison.
  • On 17 June 2011, senior ETA militant Inaki Dominguez Atxalandabaso, 36, was arrested as he was travelling to Paris on a train from Milan, Italy.
  • On 25 June 2011, 27 people were killed and 53 injured, when a car bomb exploded at the Akbar Khail hospital in eastern Logar province, Afghanistan.
  • On 26 June 2011, a girl aged 8, was killed when Taliban militants deceived her into carrying a bag that was filled with explosives. Authorities believe she was the youngest child used to carry out a bombing attack up to date in Afghanistan
  • On 27 June 2011, the IDF and the Shin Bet arrested 24 militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) planning terror attacks and kidnappings aimed at IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians.

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