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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: November 2011

  • On 4 November 2011, Viktor Bout was convicted of plotting to kill Americans and US officials, delivering anti-aircraft missiles and aiding the Revolutionary forces of Colombia (FARC).
  • On 5 November 2011, two police officers and five alleged Taliban militants were charged with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • On 5 November 2011, 63 people were killed and hundreds wounded by Boko Haram militants who carried out a series of shooting and bombing attacks in Borno and Yobe states, Nigeria.
  • On 5 November 2011, Guillermo Leon Saenz alias Alfonso Cano, 63, leader of the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC), was killed in a remote area of the south-western state of Cauca, Colombia.
  • On 10 November 2011, Ahmad Wali Siddiqui was charged in Germany with being a member of both al-Qa’ida and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
  • On 12 November 2011, four people were arrested in Qatar and a fifth was arrested in Bahrain, accused of planning to attack Bahrain’s Interior Ministry, the Saudi embassy, and a causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia.
  • On 12 November 2011, seven people were killed when a man identified as M. K. Kariyev carried out an armed assault against police in Taraz, Kazakhstan.
  • On 12 November 2011, Turkish commandos stormed a high speed ferry to rescue 20 passengers and crew held hostage by a PKK militant near Izmit, 50 km west of Istanbul, Turkey.
  • On 14 November 2011, Egyptian authorities arrested Mohammed Eid Muslih Hamad, accused of planning the 18 August 2011, cross border attack in southern Israel, in which eight Israelis were killed.
  • On 15 November 2011, four men were arrested in Birmingham, UK on suspicions of fund-raising for terrorism and attending terrorist training camps in Pakistan.
  • On 15 November 2011, Barry Walter Bujol Jr. was convicted in the US of attempting to provide material support to al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQIP).
  • On 21 November 2011, Jose Pimentel, 27, was charged in New York, US with three terrorism-related counts and two other counts.
  • On 24 November 2011, 25 people were killed and 70 injured as a result of a triple bomb attack targeting a marketplace in Basra.
  • On 28 November 2011, three people were killed and 27 injured when a powerful bomb exploded at the Atilano Pension House, a small hotel in Zamboanga City, Philippines.
  • On 29 November 2011, four Katyusha rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon. The Sheikh Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a small militant group with links to al-Qa’ida, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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