Batla house shootout; muslim right-wing myth-making -- Praveen Swami
Behind the Batla House shootout
Charges that the Jamia Nagar encounter was fake belong in the Wonderland.
The scene near Batla House, Jamia Nagar, after the police gunned down two terror suspects and arrested a person on September 19.
“Sometimes,” said the Queen in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, “I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Ever since last month’s encounter in New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, critics have been claiming that the two men killed by the police were innocent students, not Indian Mujahideen terrorists. A number of well-meaning commentators and politicians have expressed concern over the encounter. Few seem to have paused to wonder if there was, in fact, anything mysterious about the shootout. If it was indeed fake, the story would read something like this: Hoping to redeem their anti-terrorism credentials and whip up anti-Muslim paranoia, the Delhi police shot dead two innocent Muslims. For some reason, though, they left a third innocent Muslim, Mohammad Saif, alive to tell the tale. Either because of incompetence or to get rid of an inconvenient honest officer, depending on who is telling the story — the Delhi police also killed one of their own. They also shot another officer, but let him live.
A riveting fiction? The truth about Batla House is, in comparison, mundane.
When inspector Mohan Chand Sharma walked through the door of the flat where he was to die, all he knew was that he was looking for a man with two missing front teeth. Soon after the Gujarat bombings, a Bharuch resident contacted the police to report that the vehicles used as car bombs in Ahmedabad had been parked by his tenant. Gujarat Crime Branch Deputy Commissioner Abhay Chudasma had little to go on, bar one small clue: the mobile phone used by the tenant to communicate with the landlord. It turned out that the phone went silent after the Ahmedabad bombings.
Based on the interrogation of suspects, Gujarat police investigators determined that the cell phone was one of the five used by the perpetrators between July 7 and 26 — the day of the serial bombings. They learned that the perpetrators had observed rigorous communication security procedures, calling these numbers only from public telephones. Between July 16 and July 22, the investigators learned, another of the five Gujarat phones had been used in the Jamia Nagar area. This phone had received just five calls, all from public phones at Jamia Nagar. Then, on July 24, the phone became active again in Ahmedabad.
The investigators also found evidence of a second link between the Ahmedabad bombings and the Jamia Nagar area. On July 19, the Bharuch cell phone received a call from Mumbai, made from an eastern Uttar Pradesh number — the sole break in the communication-security procedure. Immediately after this, a call was made from the eastern U.P. phone to a number at Jamia Nagar, registered to local resident Mohammad Atif Amin. The authorities mounted a discreet watch on his phone but decided not to question him in the hope that he would again be contacted by the perpetrators.
Mumbai police crime branch chief Rakesh Maria made the next breakthrough last month, when his investigators held Afzal Usmani, a long-standing lieutenant of ganglord-turned-jihadist Riyaz Bhatkal. From Usmani, the investigators learned that top commander ‘Bashir’ and his assault squad left Ahmedabad on July 26 for a safe house at Jamia Nagar. Armed with this information, the investigators came to believe that Atif Amin either provided Bashir shelter or the two were one and the same person. Inspector Sharma was asked to settle the issue.
Sub-inspector Dharmindar Kumar was given the unhappy task of trudging up the stairs in the sweltering heat, searching for Bashir. Dressed in a tie and shirt, just like other members of Sharma’s team, Kumar pretended to be a salesman for Vodaphone. At the door of Amin’s flat, he heard noises — and called his boss.
According to head constable Balwant Rana, who was by Sharma’s side, the two men knocked on the front door, identifying themselves as police officers. There was no response. Then, the officers walked down an ‘L’ shaped corridor which led to a second door. This door was unlocked. Sharma and Rana, as they entered, were fired upon from the front of and to the right of the door. When the rest of the special team, armed only with small arms, went in to support Sharma and Rana, two terrorists ran out through the now-unguarded front door. Saif wisely locked himself up in a toilet.
It takes little to see that Sharma’s team made several tactical errors. However, as anyone who has actually faced hostile fire will testify, combat tends not to be orderly. In the United States or Europe, a Batla House-style operation would have been carried out by a highly trained assault unit equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment. Given their resources and training, Sharma and his men did as well as could be expected.
Judging by Sharma’s injuries, as recorded by doctors at the Holy Family Hospital in New Friend’s Colony and later re-examined at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences’ Trauma Centre, he was fired at from two directions. One bullet hit him in the left shoulder and exited through the left upper arm; the other hit the right side of the abdomen, exiting through the hip. The investigators believe that the abdomen wound was inflicted with Amin’s weapon and the shoulder hit, by Mohammad Sajid.
Much has been made of a newspaper photograph which shows that Sharma’s shirt was not covered in blood, with some charging that it demonstrates he was shot in the back. Forensic experts, however, note that bleeding from firearms injuries takes place through exit wounds — not, as in bad pop films, at the point of entry. In the photograph, signs of a bullet having ripped through Sharma’s shirt are evident on his visible shoulder; so, too, is evidence of the profuse bleeding from the back.
In some sense, the allegations levelled over the encounter tell us more about the critics than the event itself. In part, the allegations have been driven by poor reporting and confusion — the product, more often than not, by journalists who have not followed the Indian Mujahideen story. More important, though, the controversy was driven by the Muslim religious right-wing whose myth-making, as politician Arif Mohammad Khan recently pointed out, has passed largely unchallenged.
In a recent article, the University of Delaware’s Director of Islamic Studies, Muqtedar Khan, lashed out at the “intellectually dishonest” representatives of Muslims who “live in denial.” “They first deny that there is such a thing as jihadi terrorism,” Dr. Khan noted, “resorting to conspiracy theories blaming every act of jihadi violence either on Israel, the U.S. or India. Then they argue that unjust wars by these three nations [in Palestine, Iraq and Kashmir] are the primary cause for jihadi violence; a phenomenon whose very existence they have already denied.”
It is easy to rip apart the pseudo-facts that drove the claim that the Jamia Nagar encounter was fake — or that the Indian Mujahideen is a fiction. Much political work, though, is needed to drain the swamps of denial and deceit in which the lies have bred.
Celebrating Ramadan Jihadi Style
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and serves as a spiritual boot camp for Muslims. In this month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk everyday; abstaining from food, water, sex and anything unpleasant and immoral. One is not allowed to get angry, speak rudely or even think of bad things. The purpose of the month is to take a break from deep entanglements in mundane affairs and make a systematic and concerted effort to reconnect with the divine and work on improving one's personal moral character.
For me, Ramadan is about returning to the fountain of truth and drinking from it as deeply as possible. It is not the parched throat but rather the parched soul that is my concern, so I study the Qur'an and contemplate on it. Other Muslims adhere more closely to rituals. I believe that while rituals discipline, knowledge is more transformative. But to each his own. The goal in Ramadan is really is to find a way, ritual, spiritual or intellectual, to get closer to God.
Unfortunately, for some Muslims, murder and mayhem rather than prayer and fasting have become the way to celebrate Ramadan.
On September 6, in the first week of Ramadan, two suicide bombers killed over 50 people in Peshawar, Pakistan. On September 13, five bombs killed over 30 in New Delhi, India. On September 15, a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a Ramadan fast breaking ceremony killing 22 people in Diyala, Iraq. On September 17, a truck bomb and some militants attacked the US embassy in San'a, Yemen killing 16 people. And on September 20, a massive truck bomb killed over 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan.
All of these attacks have been conducted by people who call themselves "Jihadis", this they claim is their struggle in the path of God. One cannot imagine to what extent the minds and the hearts of these people have become poisoned that in the month of Ramadan, when even frowning is undesirable, they chose to murder and maim indiscriminately. The most incomprehensible aspect of these atrocities is that a vast majority of their victims are the very people on whose behalf these wars are waged!
If they want to fight and die for God, they are welcome. There are over 200,000 American soldiers, in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are there specifically to oblige them, why not go and fight them.
These cowards, who call themselves Jihadis, run and hide from soldiers seeking to fight them and instead target helpless and unarmed civilians. They repeatedly confirm that they have no regard for social order, for law, for human life and even for the sacred injunctions from the God whose pleasure they seek through violence.
If they really wish to wage a Jihad (struggle) in this holy month of Ramadan, then their first target should be their own cowardice and the profound Jahiliyyah (ignorance) that disables them from seeing what is right and what is wrong.
There are three kinds of Muslim responses to these never ending atrocities. Some Muslims condemn, oppose and actively reject the Jihadis and their agenda of global anarchy. I wish they would be better organized and more effective.
Another minority, unfortunately, appreciates and supports the Jihadis. I pray that this Ramadan may open their eyes to the true reality of the Jihadi phenomenon. It preys on the weak and the helpless, has achieved absolutely nothing of value for Muslims, and has pushed a large number of people in the world to despise Islam and hate Muslims.
And then there is a significant Muslim population that lives in denial. They also are intellectually dishonest. They first deny that there is such a thing as jihadi terrorism, resorting to conspiracy theories blaming every act of Jihadi violence either on Israel, the U.S. or India. Then they argue that unjust wars by these three nations (in Palestine, Iraq and Kashmir) is the primary cause for Jihadi violence; a phenomenon whose very existence they have already denied.
Unless Muslims wakeup to the culture of terrorism in their world and act to eradicate it, they may find themselves isolated and shunned from the rest of the world, while also being the biggest victims of the very phenomenon they do not fight.
Muqtedar Khan is Director of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware and a Fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
POSTED BY MUQTEDAR KHAN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 3:39 PM
List of Islamic Terror Attacks For the Past 2 Months
Date Country City Killed Injured Description
10/10/2008 Afghanistan Khost 2 3 Two people are blown up by a Taliban suicide bomber.
10/10/2008 Pakistan Orakzai 43 200 A Fedayeen bomber sends over forty souls to Allah at a tribal meeting.
10/9/2008 Pakistan Bajaur 4 0 Four tribal elders are abducted and beheaded in the name of Allah.
10/9/2008 Afghanistan Uruzgan 6 9 Women and children are among the casualties during a shooting attack by religious extremists.
10/9/2008 Iraq Udhaim 4 5 Two children are among four family members wiped out by Jihadi bombers.
10/9/2008 Iraq Tal Afar 2 3 Mujahideen bomb a restaurant, killing two patrons.
10/9/2008 Iraq Habaniya 3 8 A suicide bomber successfully takes out three Iraqis.
10/9/2008 Pakistan Islamabad 10 21 Four schoolgirls are among ten people killed in a Mujahideen bombing.
10/8/2008 Iraq Baquba 10 19 A female Fedayeen murders ten Iraqis outside a courthouse.
10/8/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two more Christians are murdered by Muslim extremists in separate attacks.
10/8/2008 Lebanon Ain al-Helweh 1 0 Suspected fundamentalists gun down a Fatah activist.
10/7/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A Christian man and his elderly father are shot to death at their workplace by Religion of Peace radicals.
10/7/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Islamic extremists enter a Christian pharmacy and kill the owner.
10/7/2008 Algeria M'sila 2 0 An army major is killed when fundamentalists booby-trap the dead body of another man kidnapped and murdered earlier.
10/7/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Militant Muslims murder a man sitting in his pickup truck. The victim's teenage son is severely injured.
10/7/2008 Somalia Beledweyne 1 0 Islamic militia are suspected of shooting a peaceful negotiator in the head at a marketplace.
10/6/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 17 35 Children are among the seventeen civilians killed at a marketplace following an al-Shabab mortar attack.
10/6/2008 Somalia Merka 1 2 Islamic milita attack a humanitarian vehicle, leaving one worker dead.
10/6/2008 Pakistan Punjab 17 60 Holy Warriors strike a party held at a home. Seventeen people are blown to bits.
10/6/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A disabled Christian is abducted from his shop by Islamists and then shot to death.
10/5/2008 Iraq Zanjili 4 6 Terrorists attack a funeral with automatic weapons, killing four innocents.
10/5/2008 Egypt al-Tayeba 1 3 A 19-year-old Christian is shot to death by a Muslim mob.
10/5/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 1 Fundamentalists gun down a butcher in his shop.
10/4/2008 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Two local soliders are brutally executed by Muslim radicals.
10/4/2008 Somalia Baidoa 1 0 A man strolling through a market is shot five times in the chest by Islamic militia men.
10/4/2008 Iraq Mosul 4 0 Islamists enter a Christian store and murder the owner. Three tortured and executed kidnap victims are found elsewhere.
10/4/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 5 7 Five people are killed when Islamic milita lob mortars into the city airport.
10/4/2008 Iraq Tahrir 1 0 A 15-year-old Christian boy is shot to death by Mujahideen while standing outside his home.
10/4/2008 Ingushetia Rostov-on-don 1 0 A cop is gunned down by religious extremists.
10/3/2008 Algeria Theniet el-Had 6 0 Six local security forces are killed when armed fundamentalists open up with machine-guns on their vehicle at point-blank range.
10/3/2008 Afghanistan Kunar 1 4 Islamic militants gun down a civilian.
10/2/2008 Pakistan Charsadda 5 12 A suicide bomber invades a home, killing five people.
10/2/2008 Iraq Wajihiya 6 3 Women and children on a mini-bus are machine-gunned to death by Freedom Fighters.
10/2/2008 Iraq Baghdad 26 50 Sunni suicide bombers target two Shia mosques, slaughtering at least twenty worshippers.
10/1/2008 Iraq Balad 4 29 Four Iraqis are taken out by a Jihad car bomb.
10/1/2008 Philippines Mindanao 3 12 Moro Islamists ambush a security patrol, killing three members.
10/1/2008 India Agartala 4 76 Harkat ul-Jihad-e-Islami is suspected in serial bomb blasts at civilian bus stops that leave at least four dead.
10/1/2008 India Doda 1 0 A shepherd is abducted by Mujahideen, who then slit his throat.
10/1/2008 Somalia Baidoa 2 4 A child blown apart by an Islamist grenade, one of two people killed in separate attacks.
9/30/2008 Ingushetia Nazran 1 3 A Fedayeen suicide bomber takes out a local civilian.
9/30/2008 Iraq Baghdad 4 9 Islamists bomb a movie theater, killing four Iraqis.
9/30/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 A coffee shop employee and a woman are taken down by Mujahideen.
9/30/2008 Somalia Baidoa 1 4 A child standing along a city street is killed by Mujahideen bombers.
9/30/2008 Thailand Yala 2 0 Two young men in their 20's are gunned down in separate Muslim drive-by attacks.
9/30/2008 Pakistan Sadar 1 0 A woman is sprayed with acid and then set on fire by her in-laws in an 'honor' attack.
9/29/2008 Pakistan Chatto Chowk 1 0 Fundamentalists bomb a music shop, killing a patron.
9/29/2008 Lebanon Tripoli 6 30 Six people are burned to a crisp, and thirty others injured by Islamic bombers targeting local soldiers.
9/29/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two brothers are gunned down by Sunni radicals.
9/29/2008 India Gujarat 7 82 The Religion of Peace is behind two bomb blasts in commercial districts that leave seven dead, including women shoppers.
9/29/2008 Algeria Bomerdas 3 4 Suicide car bombers take down three innocent people.
9/29/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Islamists shoot a 47-year-old man to death while he is shopping for groceries.
9/28/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 1 A top policewoman is gunned down by the Taliban, who also put her young son in a coma during the attack.
9/28/2008 Algeria Dellys 4 9 al-Qaeda bombers murder four in a commercial district.
9/28/2008 Algeria Tizi Wazu 2 0 Two security guards are brutally slain by Muslim fundamentalists at a fake checkpoint.
9/28/2008 Iraq Baghdad 32 97 Three separate Jihad car bombings leave nearly three dozen Iraqi civilians dead.
9/28/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 4 0 Taliban assassins take down four Afghan bodyguards.
9/28/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 2 0 Two civilians are killed during a Mujahideen attack in a residential area.
9/28/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 33-year-old man is shot to death by Muslim extremists.
9/28/2008 Pakistan Attock 3 1 Suspected Taliban abduct an engineer after murdering his three companions.
9/28/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 47-year-old man is murdered by Muslim terrorists.
9/28/2008 Somalia Tayeglow 0 2 Two Christians are seriously injured when a Muslim mob invades their church with spears and machetes.
9/27/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Fundamentalists gun down a table tennis coach.
9/27/2008 Pakistan Matta 3 0 Sunni extremists kill three house servants when they blow up several homes.
9/27/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 9 10 Islamic militia fire mortars into an airport, killing at least nine.
9/27/2008 Syria Damascus 17 14 A suicidal Sunni bombs a Shia shrine, slaughtering seventeen innocents.
9/27/2008 India Delhi 2 25 A young boy and an old man die following a bombing by Muslim radicals at an outdoor market.
9/26/2008 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 The body of a kidnapped truck driver is found tortured and murdered by Islamists.
9/26/2008 Afghanistan Khost 5 7 A Fedayeen suicide bomber murders five Afghans at a marketplace.
9/26/2008 Pakistan Punjab 9 15 A woman and three children are among nine killed when suspected Islamists derail a train with an explosive device.
9/26/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Islamists shoot a 27-year-old plantation worker to death.
9/26/2008 Iraq Baghdad 3 2 Jihadis use an IED to kill three children.
9/26/2008 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 Religious extremists murder a man after handcuffing him.
9/26/2008 Pakistan South Waziristan 1 0 A local tribesman is killed by the Taliban.
9/26/2008 Philippines Maguindanao 1 7 A civilian is killed when Moro Islamists attack an army patrol.
9/25/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 1 Religious extremists gun down two local cops.
9/25/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 4 3 Talibanis take down four locals with two bombs.
9/25/2008 Afghanistan Herat 11 5 Eleven guards at a construction site are murdered by religious radicals.
9/25/2008 India Baramulla 1 0 A pro-India politician is gunned down by Mujahideen.
9/25/2008 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 Fundamentalists gun down a local homosexual rights leader inside a barber shop.
9/25/2008 Somalia Wardegley 10 14 Ten civilians, including a woman and several children are killed following attacks by Islamic militia.
9/25/2008 Pakistan Charbagh 1 0 A flour dealer is murdered near his shop by Muslim militants.
9/25/2008 Pakistan Khyber 1 1 The Taliban shoot a man to death outside a mosque.
9/25/2008 Thailand Pattani 3 1 Three civilians in their early 30's are murdered by Islamic gunmen in separate attacks.
9/24/2008 Pakistan Quetta 4 10 A young girl is among four people killed by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
9/24/2008 Pakistan Kot 2 10 Islamic militants blow up a girls school and kill two local soldiers in a separate incident.
9/24/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 1 A local soldier is killed by Muslim radicals while resting under a tree.
9/24/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 11 40 Eleven civilians are killed during an attack by Islamic militia.
9/24/2008 Somalia Baidoa 4 0 Mujahideen kill four people at a market with a bomb hidden in a donkey cart.
9/24/2008 Afghanistan Kabul 6 4 Six Afghan policemen are murdered in two attacks by religious extremists.
9/24/2008 Iraq Diyala 35 0 al-Qaeda gunmen ambush an Iraqi security patrol, wiping out thirty-five souls.
9/24/2008 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 30-year-old hospital gardener is murdered in cold blood by Islamic gunmen.
9/23/2008 Iraq Baquba 1 8 Sectarian rivals blow up the home of a recently returned family, killing one of the women.
9/23/2008 Afghanistan Uruzgan 6 0 A woman and a 12-year-old are among six civilians blown to bits by Taliban bombers.
9/22/2008 Iraq Mosul 5 3 Five Iraqi children at play are murdered by a bomb planted by Freedom Fighters.
9/22/2008 Pakistan Peshawar 1 1 Suspected Islamists shoot a driver to death, then kidnap a passenger.
9/22/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 0 Two Afghans are murdered by Taliban bombers while driving home.
9/22/2008 Iraq Baghdad 3 5 Sunni militants kill three Iraqis with a bomb.
9/22/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 A Buddhist man and his teenage son are shot and beheaded by Religion of Peace militants.
9/22/2008 Israel Jerusalem 0 15 Fifteen Israelis are injured when an Arab driver goes on a rampage.
9/22/2008 Pakistan Swat 9 2 Nine local soldiers are killed by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
9/22/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 42 60 Over forty people, including a woman and her five children, are killed by mortar fire during two al-Shabab terrorist attacks.
9/21/2008 Iraq Mosul 6 48 A Fedayeen suicide bomber is among several Mujahideen attackers who kill six Iraqis, including a woman and two brothers
9/21/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 60-year-old rubber worker is shot off his motorcycle by Mujahideen.
9/21/2008 Iraq Jalawla 3 6 Three people riding a minibus are murdered by Sunni roadside bombers.
9/21/2008 Thailand Yala 2 0 Two civilians are shot to death by Muslim radicals in separate attacks.
9/21/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A Buddhist market vendor is murdered by Islamic gunmen.
9/21/2008 Iraq Kirkuk 3 23 Jihadis take down three Iraqis with a truck bomb.
9/20/2008 Pakistan Islamabad 53 257 Over fifty people are burned or blasted to death when Mujahideen attack a Marriott hotel.
9/20/2008 Pakistan North Waziristan 6 5 Six locals are blown to bits by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
9/20/2008 Philippines Maguindanao 1 4 Moro Islamists ambush and kill a pro-government tribesman.
9/20/2008 Iraq Tal Afar 6 23 Three women are among six Iraqis murdered by Muslim terrorists in separate attacks.
9/20/2008 Pakistan Jamrud 1 1 A truck driver is shot to death by religious militants.
9/20/2008 Mauritania Tourine 12 0 Twelve local soldiers are kidnapped and beheaded by al-Qaeda.
9/19/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 0 Islamic militants attack a bank vehicle, killing two occupants.
9/19/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A teenager is taken down in a drive-by shooting by Islamic radicals.
9/19/2008 Pakistan Quetta 8 9 Eight students at a religious school are blown to bits by a suicide bomber.
9/19/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 12 35 al-Shabaab Islamists rain down mortars on a city airport, killing a dozen civilians.
9/19/2008 Iraq Basra 1 0 A Shia cleric is assassinated by Sunni extremists.
9/19/2008 Iraq Tuz Khormato 1 0 A woman is shot to death by Muslim terrorists.
9/19/2008 Afghanistan Paktika 4 2 A child is among four civilians working in a field killed by a Jihadi rocket attack.
9/18/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two family members are killed when sectarian gunmen storm their home.
9/18/2008 UK Crawley 0 1 A man shouts about the Qur'an as he stabs a non-Muslim woman in the head.
9/18/2008 Afghanistan Khost 3 0 Three Afghans are taken down by a Taliban ambush.
9/17/2008 Yemen Sanaa 10 13 Women and children are among the casualties when al-Qaeda militants stage a coordinated attack on the US embassy.
9/17/2008 Philippines Mindanao 1 7 Moro Islamists attack a group of local soldiers, killing one.
9/17/2008 Thailand Yala 2 0 A father and son are brutally gunned down by Religion of Peace militants.
9/17/2008 Ingushetia Magas 4 0 Four local security personnel are ambushed and killed by Muslim radicals.
9/17/2008 India Srinagar 0 15 Fifteen pedestrians are injured when Islamic terrorists toss a grenade into the street outside a shopping center.
9/17/2008 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 1 7 A woman is murdered by Islamic bombers in a residential area.
9/17/2008 Pakistan Khyber 1 0 The Taliban abduct and murder an Afghan refugee.
9/17/2008 Iraq Baghdad 18 79 Eighteen Iraqis are killed in a series of Mujahideen bombing and shooting attacks.
9/16/2008 Lebanon Ain el-Helweh 4 0 Four people are killed when Sunnis and Shia clash over their differences.
9/16/2008 Pakistan Swat 3 6 Talibanis attack a schoolhouse, killing three guards.
9/16/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 3 0 A man sweeping the curb outside his home is among two people shot to death by Islamists.
9/16/2008 Iraq Taji 2 16 Mujahideen manage to kill two civilians with a bicycle bomb placed in a marketplace.
9/16/2008 Iraq Khanaqin 4 3 Four local police are murdered by Jihadi bombers.
9/16/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslim radicals murder a 50-year-old civilian outside his home.
9/16/2008 Pal. Auth. Gaza 1 0 Hamas gunmen attack a family home, killing a baby girl.
9/15/2008 Iraq Balad Ruz 22 33 A female suicide bomber sends twenty-two others to Allah with a blast in a residential area.
9/15/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A young hospital worker is murdered by Religion of Peace gunmen.
9/15/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 An 80-year-old man is murdered by Islamic gunmen.
9/15/2008 Iraq Baghdad 13 35 Jihadis successfully kill thirteen Iraqis with a pair of strategically placed bombs.
9/15/2008 Mauritania Tourine 12 4 al-Qaeda militants rake a security patrol with machine-gun fire, killing a dozen local men.
9/15/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 4 0 Four African Union soldiers are murdered by Islamic militia bombers.
9/14/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 3 16 Two doctors and their drivers are murdered by fundamentalist bombers while delivering vaccine to children.
9/14/2008 Iraq Saidiya 7 6 Jihadi bombers take down seven Iraqis with a series of blasts.
9/14/2008 Afghanistan Ghazni 6 12 Six children are blown to bits by Taliban bombers.
9/14/2008 Afghanistan Ghazni 7 0 Religious extremists murder seven Afghan security patrol members riding in a pickup truck.
9/14/2008 Pakistan Lahore 1 0 A pregnant woman is burned alive by her husband, allegedly because she wanted to leave him.
9/14/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 3 0 Islamic hardliners celebrate Ramadan by killing a Ugandan peacekeeper and two others.
9/14/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 41-year-old laborer is shot by Islamists while riding his motorcycle home.
9/14/2008 Pakistan North Waziristan 1 0 A 70-year-old man is stabbed to death in the neck by Sunni extremists.
9/14/2008 Kenya Garissa 0 10 A Muslim mob storms a church during a service, pelting worshippers with stones and injuring ten.
9/14/2008 Pakistan Esha 1 0 A 55-year-old refugee is kidnapped and severely tortured before being shot to death by Religion of Peace militants.
9/14/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Two brothers are shot to death by sectarian rivals.
9/14/2008 India Poonch 4 0 Four local security personnel are killed in a Mujahideen ambush.
9/14/2008 Russia Karachayevo-Cherk. 1 2 A local cop is gunned down outside his home by Muslim terrorists.
9/13/2008 Iraq Mosul 2 0 Fundamentalists storm a home and kill a man and woman who may have been co-habitating.
9/13/2008 Afghanistan Logar 4 0 The Taliban murder a local governor with a bomb attack on his vehicle.
9/13/2008 Israel Yitzhar 0 1 A Palestinian terrorist stabs a 9-year-old Israeli boy five times, then throws him from a balcony.
9/13/2008 India New Delhi 30 90 Islamists detonate bombs at five marketplaces within a 30-minute span, massacring dozens of innocent people explicitly in the name of Allah.
9/13/2008 Iraq Mosul 4 0 Four members of a charity-TV crew are kidnapped and senselessly executed by Islamic terrorists.
9/13/2008 Pakistan Lahore 1 0 A man shoots his teenage daughter to death over a relationship with a non-Muslim boy.
9/13/2008 Pakistan Zabul 0 1 Talibanis drag a teacher out of a mosque and cut off his ears.
9/13/2008 Pakistan Kurram 2 8 At least two people are killed when Sunnis and Shias work out their differences.
9/13/2008 Iraq Baghdad 4 9 Four Iraqis are killed in a roadside bombing attack by Jihadis.
9/12/2008 Afghanistan Farah 8 0 Eight people are blasted to death at point-blank range with automatic weapons during a Taliban ambush.
9/12/2008 Iraq Dujail 31 60 Over thirty Shias are blown to Allah by bombs detonated by radical Sunnis at a marketplace.
9/12/2008 Iraq Sinjar 3 15 Sunnis bomb a Shia mosque, killing three attendees.
9/11/2008 Pakistan Orakzai 2 0 Talibanis abduct and slit the throats of two local soldiers, then cut off their heads.
9/11/2008 Afghanistan Nimroz 2 0 Two civilians are murdered by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
9/11/2008 Iraq Baghdad 3 3 Jihadis bomb a minibus carrying civil servants, killing at least three.
9/11/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 4 A suicide bomber takes out two Afghan civilians, including a young boy on his way to school.
9/11/2008 Iraq Khalis 2 0 A man and his son are shot to death inside their home by Sunni militants.
9/11/2008 Iraq Mosul 5 7 A family of three is among five civilians taken down by Islamic terrorists.
9/11/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Islamists gun down a 45-year-old man in a drive-by shooting.
9/11/2008 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A young Buddhist man is among two civilians killed in separate attacks by Muslim militants.
9/11/2008 Pakistan Swat 8 0 A 9-year-old girl, brutally gunned down by Jihadis, is among eight people murdered in two attacks.
9/11/2008 Iraq Saidiya 5 2 Five members of the same family are murdered in their home by Mujahideen.
9/11/2008 India Doda 0 1 A farmer is pulled from his home by the Mujahideen, who then hack off his ears.
9/10/2008 Sudan Zamzam 5 24 Janjiweed militia attack a displaced persons camp, killing five refugees.
9/10/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A Christian man is shot to death by Muslim fundamentalists.
9/10/2008 Pakistan Dir 25 50 Twenty-five people are killed when rival Islamists hurl grenades into a mosque.
9/10/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 4 0 At least four civilians are killed when dozens of militants screaming 'Allah Akbar' attack an Ethiopian patrol.
9/10/2008 Pakistan Bajaur 3 0 Sunni fundamentalists kidnap three civilians, then shoot them in the neck.
9/9/2008 Pakistan Sindh 4 0 Religious radicals gun down a man, his two wives and young grandson in their home.
9/9/2008 Thailand Yala 1 1 A local soldier is killed when Islamists fire rockets into their base.
9/9/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A Buddhist is shot and beheaded by Religion of Peace militants.
9/9/2008 Pakistan Swat 5 1 Five civilians are murdered by the Taliban in two targeted attacks.
9/9/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A humanitarian agency worker is gunned down by Muslim terrorists.
9/9/2008 Sudan Bere 6 0 Six villagers are killed during an attack by Janjiweed militia.
9/8/2008 Afghanistan Zabul 6 2 The Taliban take out six civilians with a landmine.
9/8/2008 Pakistan Sindh 1 0 The local leader of a minority sect is murdered by Islamic hardliners.
9/8/2008 Iraq Mosul 3 0 Mujahideen kill a woman and two children by bombing their home.
9/8/2008 Iraq Bani Saad 2 1 Jihad gunmen murder a married couple and injure their young son.
9/8/2008 Iraq Baiji 2 4 Car bombers take out two Iraqis.
9/8/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 4 2 Children are among those killed when Islamic militia stage a terror attack along a public street.
9/8/2008 India Doda 1 0 A civilian is shot to death by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
9/7/2008 India Ramban 1 2 Muslim militants attack and kill a member of a search party.
9/7/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 8 23 Eight Afghans are blown to bits by a pair of Fedayeen suicide bombers.
9/7/2008 Pakistan Kurram 3 12 Three children are killed when Sunnis and Shia clash settle sectarian differences by targeting homes with heavy weapons.
9/7/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 0 Mujahideen shoot two civilians to death.
9/7/2008 Pakistan Zila Mir Pur Khas 1 0 Islamic extremists gun down a Ahmadiyya doctor for worshipping the wrong god.
9/7/2008 Somalia Beletwein 5 5 Five civilians are taken down during an ambush by Islamic militia.
9/7/2008 Pakistan Waris Khan 2 0 A man shoots his daughter and her lover to death over their relationship.
9/6/2008 Afghanistan Nimroz 6 1 A suicide bomber pretending to be a beggar murders six office workers.
9/6/2008 Afghanistan Nimruz 2 7 Religious extremists attack a police post, killing two officers.
9/6/2008 Pakistan Peshawar 16 80 Sixteen people are blown up by suicide car bombers.
9/6/2008 Pakistan Peshawar 35 91 Over thirty people are massacred by Fedayeen suicide bombers in a brutal attack along a city street.
9/6/2008 Iraq Buhriz 2 3 Two people are blown apart by Sunni bombers.
9/6/2008 Iraq Tal Afar 6 54 Fedayeen suicide bombers take out six innocents, and injure nearly sixty more, with an attack on an outdoor market.
9/6/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 Mujahideen gun down a businessman in his store.
9/5/2008 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Two Buddhists are shot to death by militant Muslims in separate drive-by attacks.
9/5/2008 Thailand Yala 1 0 A man mourning beside his brother's grave at a cemetery is murdered by Muslim extremists.
9/5/2008 Iraq Baghdad 6 17 Six people are killed by Jihadi bombers.
9/4/2008 Iraq Mosul 4 0 A 12-year-old child and a woman are among four Iraqis murdered by Sunni terrorists.
9/4/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Islamists gun down an orchard worker.
9/3/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 2 4 Two civilians are killed during an ambush by Islamic militia.
9/3/2008 Pakistan Sahiwal 1 0 A 17-year-old girl is shot to death by her father and brother for seeking a divorce after being forcibly married at 9.
9/2/2008 Iraq Baghdad 4 23 Four Iraqis are killed in a couple of Jihad roadside attacks.
9/2/2008 Iraq Mosul 7 7 Children are among the victims of a Fedayeen suicide car bombing.
9/2/2008 Iraq Kirkuk 1 2 A 9-year-old boy is murdered by Islamic bombers.
9/2/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 0 A retired schoolteacher is among two people murdered by the Mujahideen.
9/2/2008 India Pulwama 1 2 An off-duty soldier is brutally cut down by Islamists while shopping at a vegetable market.
9/2/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 Islamic fundamentalists abduct and murder a 65-year-old Christian doctor.
9/2/2008 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 An anti-Islamist journalist is assassinated by suspected extremists.
9/1/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 A civilian is killed during a Mujahideen ambush along a city street.
9/1/2008 Afghanistan Kunduz 1 0 A civilian is blown to bits by a suicide bomber.
9/1/2008 Philippines Digos 6 32 Islamic bombers are suspected in a blast that rips nails through a passenger bus, leaving six dead.
9/1/2008 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 61-year-old man is shot to death by militant Muslims while driving home.
9/1/2008 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A Buddhist woman is among two people murdered in separate shooting attacks by Muslim radicals.
9/1/2008 Iraq Othmaniyah 3 0 Sunni bombers kill three farmers with a device hidden in a water pump.
9/1/2008 Pakistan Kohat 7 0 Religious extremists take out seven security personnel in a surprise ambush.
9/1/2008 Iraq Kirkuk 1 2 An Iraqi child is taken down by Islamic bombers.
9/1/2008 Thailand Yala 1 0 A teacher is brutally gunned down in front of his wife by Religion of Peace warriors.
9/1/2008 Afghanistan Khost 2 2 The Taliban take down two local cops with a roadside bomb.
9/1/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 0 A taxi driver is murdered by Sunni extremists.
9/1/2008 Afghanistan Wardak 3 0 Three security guards are killed by religious radicals in an ambush.
8/31/2008 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Muslim extremists gun down a 43-year-old man, and a 50-year-old in separate attacks.
8/31/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A Christian man is kidnapped and murdered by Islamic fundamentalists.
8/30/2008 Pakistan Kurram 19 70 Nineteen tribesman are killed in a series of Taliban suicide attacks and ambushes.
8/30/2008 Philippines Sulu 4 10 Four local soldiers are killed in a brutal ambush by Islamic extremists.
8/30/2008 Iraq Iskandariya 2 0 Two civilians are murdered by Jihadis, one of whom is decapitated.
8/30/2008 Chechnya Vedeno 2 11 A Fedayeen suicide attack is one of two bombings that leave two people dead.
8/30/2008 Iraq al-Ahbash 4 0 A husband, wife and their two children are slaughtered in their home by al-Qaeda militants.
8/30/2008 Angola Andulo 1 40 A young girl is decapitated by Muslims rampaging through a Christian community on a church-burning spree. (Reported)
8/30/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 0 A civilian and a cop are murdered by Mujahideen in separate attacks.
8/29/2008 Algeria Batna 7 14 Islamic fundamentalists kill seven Algerians in a highway attack.
8/29/2008 Dagestan Makhachkala 1 0 A local cop is gunned down by Islamic militants.
8/29/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 1 0 A civilian is killed during an attack by Islamic militia.
8/29/2008 Somalia Kismayo 2 1 Two brothers are gunned down by armed Islamists.
8/29/2008 Pakistan Kohat Tunnel 5 37 Fedayeen suicide car bombers murder five innocents.
8/28/2008 Pakistan Bannu 10 16 Islamic bombers target a bus carrying prisoners, leaving at least ten dead.
8/28/2008 Lebanon Sejoud 1 0 Hezbollah gunmen fire on a helicopter, killing a Lebanese officer.
8/28/2008 China Xinjiang 2 7 Knife-wielding Muslims set upon a group of police, stabbing at least two to death.
8/28/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 0 Two civilians are beheaded by religious radicals.
8/28/2008 Iraq Baghdad 2 0 A man and his wife are gunned down by Islamic terrorists.
8/28/2008 Pakistan Koza Bandai 1 0 The Taliban abduct and murder a civilian.
8/27/2008 Pakistan Wana 2 11 A Taliban ambush leaves two local soldiers dead.
8/27/2008 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 51-year-old electrical worker is shot to death by Mujahid.
8/27/2008 Afghanistan Nangarhar 1 0 A Japanese humanitarian worker on an irrigation project is kidnapped and murdered by the Taliban.
8/27/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 2 0 Two civilians are killed in a sudden attack by Islamic militia.
8/27/2008 India Jammu 6 0 Lashkar-e-Toiba shoot six civilians to death, including a cab driver and his passengers.
8/27/2008 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A young man and woman are shot to death in separate attacks by radical Islamists.
8/27/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslim gunmen murder a government social worker.
8/26/2008 Somalia Baidoa 2 1 Two people are killed in a Mujahideen grenade attack on their home.
8/26/2008 Iraq Mandali 5 0 A family of five is taken out by Jihadi roadside bombers as they are traveling to a religious shrine.
8/26/2008 Pakistan Islamabad 8 20 Sunni radicals manage to kill eight patrons at a cafe with a planted bomb.
8/26/2008 Iraq Jalawla 28 45 A suicide bomber calmly walks up and murders over twenty-five police recruits waiting outside a station.
8/26/2008 India Kupwara 1 1 A local soldier is shot to death in an ambush by Islamic militants.
8/25/2008 Philippines Maguindanao 1 0 A soldier is kidnapped, bound, tortured and brutally executed.
8/25/2008 Pakistan Shakardara 2 0 Two tribesmen are killed and several girls schools are blown up during a rampage by Islamic hardliners.
8/25/2008 Iraq Mussayab 1 2 Jihadis kill a soldier's daughter and injure his two sons with a bomb near his home.
8/25/2008 Sudan Darfur 32 135 Women and children are among the thirty-two bodies counted following a government attack on a civilian refugee camp.
8/25/2008 Pakistan Swat 10 2 Ten occupants of a home are killed when Talibanis fire rockets into it.
8/24/2008 Iraq Baghdad 9 32 Nine civilians are murdered in three separate Jihad bombings.
8/24/2008 Pakistan Matta 4 0 Islamists kidnap and bind four civilians, then shoot them to death.
8/24/2008 Iraq Baghdad 30 42 Thirty people attending a celebration are blown apart by a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
8/23/2008 Pakistan Abuha 2 4 Two people are killed when Islamists detonate a bomb at an intersection.
8/23/2008 Pakistan Swat 15 23 A Holy Warrior sends over a dozen innocents to Allah with a car bomb.
8/23/2008 Iraq Kirkuk 5 8 Five people are killed when Fedayeen suicide bombers strike an auto dealership.
8/23/2008 Chechnya Agishty 2 2 Jihad warriors take out two Russians with a roadside bomb.
8/23/2008 Pakistan Kurram 4 7 Four people are killed in a sectarian clash.
8/23/2008 Pakistan North Waziristan 2 0 Two civilians are kidnapped and shot to death by Sunni radicals.
8/22/2008 Pakistan NWFP 2 14 Two security force personnel are killed when Mujahideen attack their vehicle with a grenade.
8/22/2008 India Ganderbal 1 1 A local soldier is shot to death by Islamic militants while standing guard.
8/22/2008 Pakistan Peshawar 1 2 Taliban militants fire rockets into a police station, killing one officer.
8/21/2008 Iraq Mosul 1 0 A civilian is abducted and beheaded by suspected fundamentalists.
8/21/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 6 11 Six civilians are killed during two separate attacks by Islamic militia.
8/21/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 2 17 A journalist is among two people murdered by Muslim car bombers.
8/21/2008 Pakistan Kohat 1 0 Muslim radicals on motorcycles gun down a young soldier.
8/21/2008 Pakistan Swat 5 1 Five civilians are brutally gunned down in two Taliban drive-bys.
8/21/2008 Pakistan Wah 78 67 Over seventy innocents are slaughtered by twin Fedayeen suicide bombers outside a factory.
8/20/2008 Pakistan Sargodha 1 0 Two brothers kill their grown sister with knives over suspicions that she is engaging in unauthorized sex.
8/20/2008 Somalia Kismayo 9 22 Al Shabaab Islamists attack a town, killing at least nine civilians.
8/20/2008 Iraq Baghdad 7 6 Seven civilians are murdered by Islamic terrorists in various attacks, including a woman and a player on a soccer field.
8/20/2008 Pakistan Peshawar 2 0 Jaish-i-Islami shoot two accused prostitutes to death, then mutilate their faces with knives.
8/20/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 4 7 Four civilians are killed during an ambush by Islamic hardliners.
8/20/2008 Algeria Bouira 12 38 Islamic fundamentalists murder a dozen civilians with two bomb attacks, one on a hotel.
8/19/2008 Algeria Issers 43 38 An Islamic fundamentalist drives a car packed with explosives into a police school. Over forty are killed in the carnage.
8/19/2008 Afghanistan Surobi 10 21 Ten French soldiers are brutally ambushed and killed. Four were murdered in captivity.
8/19/2008 Afghanistan Khost 2 0 Two civilians are killed in attacks by Sunni suicide bombers.
8/19/2008 Pakistan Dera Ismail Khan 30 32 A man walks into a hospital, yells "Allah Akbar," then detonates, slaughtering over thirty innocents.
8/19/2008 Iraq Baqubah 35 0 Thirty-five victims of Sunni terrorists are found bound and executed in two mass graves.
8/18/2008 Afghanistan Khost 10 13 Ten civilians are murdered by a suicide bomber along a city street. The victims are described as "poor laborers."
8/18/2008 Pakistan Kari Wala 1 0 A young woman is murdered by her cousins for having sex with a man she loved.
8/18/2008 Iraq Baghdad 1 1 Radicals gun down a cleric. His wife is also shot in the attack.
8/18/2008 Iraq Ramadi 5 7 Five Iraqis are taken down by a Fedayeen car bomber.
8/18/2008 Philippines Mindanao 49 50 Forty-nine Christian villagers are shot or hacked to death by Moro Islamists rampaging through three towns.
8/18/2008 Somalia Doblai 2 2 Fundamentalists hurl a grenade into a meeting place used by a sect, killing two people.
8/18/2008 Pakistan Swat 1 0 A civilian is shot to death by Mujahideen.
8/17/2008 Somalia Dinsoor 2 0 Two humanitarian workers are murdered by hardline Islamists.
8/17/2008 Philippines Lanao del Sur 7 11 Moro Islamists ambush a logistics transport, killing seven riders.
8/17/2008 Afghanistan Helmand 3 4 A woman and two small children are killed when Mujahideen use them as human shields.
8/17/2008 Azerbaijan Baku 2 8 Islamic extremists are thought responsible for hurling a grenade into a mosque.
8/17/2008 Iraq Baghdad 15 29 An al-Qaeda suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacks a crowd outside a Sunni mosque, killing at least fifteen innocents.
8/16/2008 Afghanistan Logar 1 0 A drum player is shot to death by Islamic hardliners.
8/16/2008 Pakistan Hayatabad 1 0 A prominent Shia leader is shot to death outside his home by Sunni militants.
8/16/2008 India Kishtwar 1 0 Mujahideen abduct and murder a civilian.
8/16/2008 Afghanistan Kandahar 10 0 Ten Afghans are blown up by religious extremists in a roadside attack.
8/16/2008 Pakistan Shawaal 1 0 A 40-year-old man is beheaded by religious radicals.
8/16/2008 Iraq Baghdad 6 11 Six more Shia pilgrims are murdered by Sunni bombers in an attack on their minibus.
8/16/2008 Philippines Panamao 2 0 Two off-duty soldiers are brutally murdered by Abu Sayyaf after being stranded by a broken motorcycle.
8/15/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 5 0 Islamic militia kill five people with a roadside bomb along a city street.
8/15/2008 Iraq Balad 9 48 Sunnis detonate a bomb on a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims, killing nine.
8/14/2008 Pakistan Umari 1 0 A pro-government tribesman is shot to death by the Taliban
8/14/2008 Iraq Karbala 18 75 An al-Qaeda female suicide bomber strikes a group of Shiite pilgrims, slaughtering at least eighteen.
8/14/2008 Pakistan Swat 1 0 A civilian is abducted and riddled with bullets by Sunni militants.
8/14/2008 Iraq Baqubah 1 2 An 8-year-old girl is killed by Islamic bomber, who also wound her mother and sister.
8/14/2008 Pakistan Swat 2 0 A woman and a boy are killed when Islamists fire on security forces in a populated area.
8/14/2008 Algeria Jijel 2 0 An army officer and his driver are killed by Islamic fundamentalists in their car. A separate bombing kills one other person.
8/13/2008 Pakistan Kirri 1 5 Baitullah Mehsud terrorists ambush a group of local soldiers, killing one.
8/13/2008 Thailand Yala 1 2 A 57-year-old man is killed, and his family injured, when Mujahideen toss a grenade into his home.
8/13/2008 Afghanistan Logar 4 0 Three female humanitarian workers and their driver are brutally shot to death at point blank range by Holy Warriors.
8/13/2008 Lebanon Tripoli 18 45 Eighteen people at a bus stop are blown to bits by Islamic bombers.
8/13/2008 Afghanistan Helmand 5 4 Taliban bombers murder five local police.
8/13/2008 Iraq Mosul 3 15 Islamic bombers kill three Iraqis at an intersection.
8/13/2008 Thailand Pattani 1 19 Islamists gun down a 26-year-old man, then plant a bomb to catch first responders.
8/13/2008 Iraq Qayara 2 10 Two patrons are killed when Jihadis set off a car bomb at a market.
8/13/2008 Pakistan Lahore 9 35 Islamists bomb an independence day celebration, killing at least nine innocents.
8/13/2008 Pakistan Bajaur 1 0 A doctor is killed while being held as a human shield by Mujahideen.
8/13/2008 India Kishtwar 1 0 A civilian is shot to death by Muslim militants outside his home.
8/13/2008 Algeria Bouira 1 0 A local guard is killed by a bomb planted by Islamic fundamentalists.
8/13/2008 Iraq Khan Bani Saad 1 2 A local woman is taken out by Mujahideen bombers.
8/12/2008 Thailand Narathiwat 3 1 Two small children and their father are brutally gunned down by radical Muslims while out on a family trip.
8/12/2008 China Xinjiang 3 0 Three security guards are stabbed to death by Muslim militants.
8/12/2008 Philippines Basilan 4 0 At least four Catholic civilians are killed when Moro Islamists strafe their homes with gunfire.
8/12/2008 Pakistan Peshawar 13 11 A child is among thirteen people killed when Sunni bombers target a minibus.
8/12/2008 Iraq Ramadi 6 0 A woman and three children are among six family members shot to death by the Religion of Peace.
8/12/2008 Iraq Baqubah 2 10 A female suicide bomber takes out two Iraqis.
8/12/2008 Germany Ruesselsheim 1 0 A 55-year-old woman is shot to death in an honor attack involving two Muslim groups.
8/11/2008 Iraq Baqubah 4 16 A female suicide bomber takes out four Iraqis.
8/11/2008 Afghanistan Kabul 3 12 Three Afghan civilians are blown apart by a suicide car bomber.
8/11/2008 Philippines Basilan 2 12 Two civilians are killed when Moro Islamists storm a village.
8/11/2008 Iraq Wajihiya 5 3 Five women field laborers are slain by Jihad bombers while walking to work.
8/11/2008 Pakistan Bajaur 2 0 Islamists capture and then cut the heads off of two civilians.
8/11/2008 Afghanistan Uruzgan 6 3 A child is among a half dozen civilians killed while being used as human shields by Holy Warriors.
8/11/2008 Somalia Mogadishu 8 0 Holy Warriors kill eight soldiers in a brutal ambush.
8/11/2008 Iran Saravan 2 0 A Sunni group called 'soldiers of Allah' kidnaps and executes two security guards.