Nov. 13, 2015
Paris, France. at least 132 killed
Decrying an “act of war,” French President François Hollande warned Nov. 14 of a possible major escalation in the fight against the Islamic State after a bloody siege across central Paris that killed at least 132 people, wounded scores more and sharply raised the terror threat confronting Europe. Read more.
Nov. 12, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon. 43 killed
Assailants in twin suicide bombings targeted a southern suburb where many loyalists of the powerful Shiite Hezbollah militia live. Hezbollah is fighting alongside Syrian government forces against the Sunni-led rebellion in Syria. Read more.
Oct. 31, 2015
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. 224 killed
Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, killing everyone aboard. Senior Western officials said a bomb on board may have caused the crash. Read more.
Aug. 8, 2015
Abha, Saudi Arabia. 15 killed
A 21-year-old suicide bomber carried out the attack at a mosque. An audio recording from the Islamic State just before the bombing said that Saudi Arabia would not "enjoy peace" due to its involvement with the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria. Read more.
June 26, 2015
Kuwait City, Kuwait. 27 killed
A suicide bomber from Islamic State affiliate Najd Province killed 27 people and wounded dozens more in the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than 20 years. The victims had just finished prayers at a mosque in a residential neighborhood when the bomber entered and detonated his device. Read more.
June 26, 2015
Sousse, Tunisia. 38 killed
A gunman opened fire on beachgoers at a resort frequented by Europeans in what is widely seen as a campaign to devastate Tunisia's tourism industry. Many of the dead and injured were from Britain. Read more.
June 20, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen. 2 killed
A car bomb at a mosque in Sanaa's Old City killed two people and wounded at least six. The Islamic State said the bombing at the Qabat al-Mahdi mosque was aimed at Shiite Houthis, who seized control of Sanaa in September 2014. Read more.
June 17, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen. 4 killed
Several suicide car bombings killed four people and injured dozens on the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read more.
May 22, 2015
Qadeeh, Saudi Arabia. 21 killed
The Islamic State's first acknowledged attack in Saudi Arabia killed at least 21 people and wounded 123 in a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the village of Qadeeh. Worshipers were celebrating the birth of a 7th-century Shiite saint. Read more.
May 20, 2015
Sirte, Libya. 23 killed
Islamic State fighters launched a multi-pronged attack on Libyan militias. It was unclear who fared better. The Islamic State said it seized vehicles, weapons and a military base from the militias, but the militias claimed victory and said they killed at least 23 Islamic State fighters. Read more.
May 5, 2015
Garland, Tex.. None
Two gunmen, including a man once suspected of seeking to join Islamist militants in Somalia, opened fire on police blocking their way to a cartoon exhibit and contest depicting the prophet Muhammad. U.S. officials suspect that the gunmen were inspired by the Islamic State rather than directed by it; still it is the first U.S. attack claimed by the group. The attack failed and only the gunmen were killed. Read more.
April 18, 2015
Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 34 killed
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest outside a bank, where government workers waited in line to pick up their salaries. At least 34 people were killed and 125 injured. If the attack was carried out by the Islamic State, it would represent its farthest civilian target to date outside the Middle East and North Africa. Read more.
April 13, 2015
Tripoli, Libya. 2 killed
The day before a bomb explosion damaged the Moroccan Embassy, two guards were killed in gunfire at the South Korean Embassy. The Islamic State gave no reason for the attacks. Read more.
April 2, 2015
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. 17 killed
Fifteen soldiers and two civilians died when militants simultaneously attacked five Army checkpoints across the Sinai Peninsula with grenade launchers and assault rifles. Read more.
March 21, 2015
Sanaa, Yemen. 137 killed
Four suicide bombers detonated their explosives at two mosques in Sanaa, killed at least 137 people and wounded more than 300. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has carried out similar attacks in Yemen but denied the mosque bombings. Read more.
March 18, 2015
Tunis. 22 killed
Two Tunisian gunmen stormed Bardo National Museum and killed a security officer and 21 tourists from countries including Italy, Spain, Britain, Japan and Colombia. Dozens more were injured. Police killed the gunmen. This was the first time the Islamic State claimed to have an operation in Tunisia. Read more.
Feb. 15, 2015
Libya. 21 killed
A video released by the Islamic State in Libya appeared to show fighters beheading Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya. Twenty of the 21 victims were identified by the Coptic Church as members who had been taken hostage in December and January in the coastal city of Sirte. Read more.
Jan. 29, 2015
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. 27 killed
Four attacks killed at least 27 people within a few hours in the North Sinai and Suez provinces. Most of the dead were killed in the bombing of a military base and hotel in el-Arish. An Army officer died at one of two attacks at checkpoints, and a police officer was killed by a roadside bomb. Read more.
Jan. 27, 2015
Tripoli, Libya. 10 killed
Five Libyan security guards and five foreigners, including an American contractor, were killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the lobby of the Corinthia Hotel and a car bomb exploded at the gate. The Tripoli branch of the Islamic State claimed responsibility. Read more.
Jan. 7, 2015
Paris. 17 killed
Two brothers attack the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 10 people inside and two police officers outside. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility. The next day, a man claiming to act in the name of the Islamic State killed a police officer at a traffic stop, and the day after that he shot four hostages at a kosher supermarket. The three gunmen claimed to be working together; all were killed. Read more.
Jan. 5, 2015
Arar, Saudi Arabia. 3 killed
Four militants, one wearing a suicide vest, killed three guards in an attack at Iraq's border with Saudi Arabia. It marked the first time the Islamic State directly attacked the Saudi military, and it was the closest it came to breaching the border since it declared a caliphate in June 2014. Read more.