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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: March to May 2011

Counter-Terrorist Incidents

  • On 15 March 2011, IDF Navy fighters intercepted the cargo vessel “Victoria” that was loaded with 50 tons of weapons, 200 miles off Israel’s coast.
  • Two militants were killed in a missile attack on 5 April 2011 including suspected Hamas militant Abdel-Latif Al-Ashqar in Port Sudan, Sudan.
  • Indonesian police were alerted on 21 April 2011, to a 330-pound explosive device that had been placed atop an underground gas pipeline about 100 yards from a Roman Catholic Church outside Jakarta.
  • On 2 May 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed at his compound in Abbotobad, Pakistan, as a result of a U.S. military strike conducted by a small team of United States Navy SEALs and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
  • A suspected U.S missile attack on 7 May 2011, which targeted but failed to harm Anwar Awlaki, resulted in the death of brothers Musa’id and Abdullah Mubarak al-Daghari, who attempted to assist Al Awlaki.

Terror related incidents

  • On 9 March 2011, 36 people were killed and 100 people wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a funeral procession in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
  • On 11 March 2011, five Israeli civilians were murdered in their home in Itamar, West Bank. Hakim Awad, 17, and his cousin Amjad Awad, 18, identified as members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were arrested on 17 April 2011, after confessing to committing the attack.

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