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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: September 2012

  • On 4 September, 25 people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide bombing in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
  • On 7 September, the US State Department designated the Haqqani Network a foreign terrorist organization.
  • On 8 September, the Egyptian military killed 23 militants, arrested 58 suspects and destroyed 31 smuggling tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula.
  • On 9 September, 108 people were killed and 371 others injured in a series of coordinated bombings and shootings throughout Iraq.
  • On 12 September, authorities arrested a man, 23, accused of terrorism-related offences following raids in six suburbs in Melbourne, Australia.
  • On 13 September, Mehrajuddin Dand, aka Javed, was arrested in Indian Kashmir for his alleged role in the 1999 hijacking of an Indian passenger plane.
  • On 14 September, Amine El-Khalifi, 29, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a suicide bomb at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA.
  • On 18 September, eight men were arrested in Copenhagen, Denmark and accused of providing financial support to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
  • On 21 September, six people were killed and 40 others injured when two bombs exploded near a crowded market in Sai Buri District, Pattani Province, Thailand.
  • On 23 September, an Indonesian anti-terrorist squad arrested 10 suspected militants and seized explosives in Java and Borneo Island.
  • On 24 September, the European Court of Human Rights approved the extradition of five major terrorism suspects, including Abu Hamza, from the UK to the US.