Timeline: Recent Terrorist Attacks

Published October 29, 2002

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Mon., Oct. 28 — U.S. Agency for International Development worker Laurence Foley is shot dead outside his house in Amman, Jordan, by unknown gunmen. The assassin pumps eight shots into Foley's head, chest and abdomen.

Thurs., Oct. 24 — At least 40 Chechen rebels take 800 hostages in a Moscow theater, threatening to kill them unless Russian troops pull out of Chechnya. On Saturday, Oct. 26, Russian special forces storm the theater, capturing or killing all the rebel captors. However, Moscow's chief doctor says all but one of the 117 hostages killed in the 58-hour siege died from the knockout gas Russian special forces used during the rescue.

• Mon., Oct. 21 — A Bus is attacked in Tel Aviv, killing 14 and wounding almost 50.

Sun., Oct. 20 — A homemade bomb explodes near a Roman Catholic church in Zamboanga, killing one person and injuring 18. Abu Sayyaf, a group of Muslim militants that has been linked to Al Qaeda, is believed to be responsible.

Fri., Oct. 18 — A bomb rips through a bus in suburban Manila, killing at least three people and injuring 23 others. the attack comes hours after a grenade blast in Philippine capital's financial district in which no one is killed.

Thurs., Oct. 17 — Seven people are killed and 52 wounded in bombings at two department stores in the Christian city of Zamboanga in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf may be responsible for the attack.

Mon., Oct. 14 — U.S. forces come under fire from two civilian vehicles near a training area in northern Kuwait. No one is hurt

Sat., Oct. 12 — More than 180 people are killed in a double terrorist bombing in Bali, Indonesia. Over 300 people — many of whom were foreign tourists — are injured in the attack on a nightclub on the resort island. Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic extremist group allied with Al Qaeda, is believed to be behind the blasts.

Sat., Oct. 12 — A bomb blast damages the 2-story U.S. consulate in Manado, on north Sulawesi island in Indonesia, just a few hours before the Bali nightclub bombing.

Thurs., Oct. 10 — An attack on a bus terminal in Kidapawan City, Philippines, kills eight people and injures 19 others.

Tues., Oct. 8 — Two gunmen in a pickup truck open fire on Marines engaged in urban assault training in Kuwait. One Marine is killed and a second is wounded. The attackers then drive to a second location and attack again before being killed by Marines. Although there is no clear evidence linking the attackers to Al Qaeda, the leader of the cell and one of the assailants have pledged allegiance to Usama bin Laden.

Sun., Oct. 6 — An explosives-laden boat rams a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. A Bulgarian member of the crew is killed, a gaping hole is torn into the vessel and some 90,000 barrels of oil are released into the water. Yemeni Interior Minister Rashad al-Eleimi calls the attack "a deliberate act of terror."

Wed., Oct. 2 — A Nail bomb explodes in a restaurant frequented by U.S. troops in Zamboanga, Philippines, killing four, including an American Green Beret. The attack is blamed on Abu Sayyaf.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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