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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: October 2012

  • On 2 October, Ali Hussein Nassif, a senior Hezbollah militant responsible for the organization’s operations in Syria, was killed near Homs, Syria.
  • On 4 October, Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, announced the arrest of Milad Hatib, 26, accused of spying on behalf of Hezbollah.
  • On 6 October, the Israeli Air Force shot down an unmanned drone after it crossed into southern Israel. Hezbollah claimed responsibility.
  • On 6 October, police in Strasbourg, France fatally shot a man during an anti-terrorism raid in connection with an investigation into a grenade attack against a Jewish grocery store near Paris on 19 September 2012.
  • On 9 October, Taliban gunmen shot Malala Yousafzai, 14, while she was travelling home on a school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Another child was also wounded. Yousafzai had been writing a BBC blog about life under the Taliban since the age of 11.
  • On 17 October, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested in New York, NY by federal authorities on suspicion of attempting to detonate a bomb – a fake supplied by the FBI.
  • On 18 October, a US federal jury convicted Somali national Mahamud Said Omar, 46, of conspiring to recruit young men from Minnesota to join Al-Shabab Al-Mujahedeen.
  • On 19 October, a car bomb exploded in Beirut, Lebanon, killing three people, including Wissam Al-Hassan, a senior intelligence officer, and wounding 110 others.
  • On 21 October, Jordanian authorities said they foiled a major plot by a suspected Al-Qaeda-linked cell to kill diplomats and detonate a series of bombs in Amman, Jordan.
  • On 27 October, militants carried out a series of attacks across central and northern Iraq during the Eid Al-Adha holiday, killing approximately 30 people and wounding 100 others.
  • On 27 October, 11 militants suspected of planning attacks on domestic and foreign targets throughout Indonesia were arrested by Indonesia’s anti-terrorism squad in four provinces.
  • On 28 October, senior ETA militants Izaskun Lesaka, 37, and Joseba Iturbide Ochoteco, 35, were arrested by elite police officers in Macon, France.
  • On 29 October, Israel’s internal security agency, the Shin Bet, reported arresting 30 operatives who had attempted to re-establish a Hamas command centre in the West Bank.