ATbar Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: August 2012
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Summary of Terrorist Incidents and CT Operations: August 2012

18/10/2012 | by Database Desk  
  • On 2 August, the Spanish Interior Ministry announced the arrest of three militants possibly affiliated with Al-Qaeda and Lashkir-e-Toiba (LeT), who were suspected of plotting a major bomb attack in Europe.
  • On 4 August, a suicide bomber killed at least 45 people and injured more than 40 others during a funeral service in Ja'ar, Yemen.
  • On 6 August, 16 Egyptian police officers were killed and seven others were wounded in an armed attack on a police station in the northern Sinai Peninsula, on the border between Egypt and Israel.
  • On 14 August, 48 people were killed and more than 130 others were wounded in a series of bombings that targeted crowded markets in Afghanistan.
  • On 16 August, seven Palestinians were injured, some seriously, in two suspected "Price Tag" attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank, allegedly carried out by Israeli teens.
  • On 24 August, Badruddin Haqqani, the son of militant Haqqani Network founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, was reported killed in a US drone attack on the tribal areas of Pakistan.
  • On 24 August, a Norwegian court convicted Anders Behring Breivik, 33, of mass murder, causing a fatal explosion, and terrorism; he was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
  • On 24 August, Daniel Patrick Boyd was sentenced to 216 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years’ supervised release, and a $3,000 fine for leading of a jihadist cell based in North Carolina, USA.
  • On 26 August, Omar Afifi was sentenced in absentia by a court in Cairo, Egypt to five years in prison for his role in an attack on the Israeli and Saudi embassies in September 2011.
  • On 26 August, the Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry announced that it had dismantled two terrorist cells in Riyadh and Jeddah suspected of planning to attack Western targets in the country.
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