World Trade Center
The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing


A truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City on February 26, 1993. The explosion killed six people and injured over a thousand. In March 1994, four men were convicted of carrying out the bombing, including charges of conspiracy and explosive … Continue reading

Boko Haram
A Boko Haram Survivor Tells Of Her Ordeal

A Boko Haram Survivor Tells Of Her Ordeal

Boko Haram is a terrorist organization with a base of operations in northeastern Nigeria. In April of 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a town called Chinok in northeast Nigeria. More than 50 of the girls were able to escape, but the remainder still have not been released. In … Continue reading

Charlie Hebdo
Parisians React To The Attack On Charlie Hebdo

Parisians React To The Attack On Charlie Hebdo

On January 7, 2015, French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was the victim of a terrorist attack in which many of its employees were gunned down at its offices in Paris, France. Charlie Hebdo had previously been the victim of another terrorist attack in 2011, in which its offices were firebombed. … Continue reading

The Impact Of The Lord’s Resistance Army In The DRC

The Impact Of The Lord’s Resistance Army In The DRC

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), also known as the Lord’s Resistance Movement, is a militant movement led by Joseph Kony whose goals include ruling Uganda according to the Ten Commandments. The group’s activities have also spilled into the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan. The group has … Continue reading

Fellow Passengers Speak About The Shoe Bomber


On December 22, 2001, Richard Reid – otherwise known as the Shoe Bomber- attempted to detonate his explosive-packed shoes whole aboard an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami. He was subdued by fellow passengers on the plane, which was diverted to Boston, Massachusetts, where it landed safely. Reid was … Continue reading

2008 Mumbai Attacks
Survivor Recounts the 2008 Mumbai Attacks

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The 2008 Mumbai Attacks consisted of twelve coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai that took place from November 26 to November 29, 2008. The attacks, carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist group operating out of Pakistan, left 164 people dead and over 300 others wounded. One of the attacks … Continue reading

USS Cole
Soldier Recalls Attack on USS Cole


On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was attacked by suicide bombers in the port of Aden, Yemen, while refueling. Al Qaeda later claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 17 sailors and injured another 39. Chief Petit Officer Sean Taitt remembers being injured in the bombing: “It took me … Continue reading