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Three the worst terrorist attacks in the beginning of the XXI century

Three the worst terrorist attacks in the beginning of the XXI century

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Terrible terrorist attack

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When US citizens watched the news footage of the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, disbelief and shock shivered throughout the nation. The destruction of the World Trade Center towers and the damage done to the Pentagon by the hijacked airplanes, not to mention the thousands of lives that were lost, clearly can be categorized as the worst terrorist attacks ever performed against the United States.

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Russia Remembers Victims of Terrorist Acts

The first day of school on September 1 was a day of mourning for Beslan School No.1 in commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the hostage crisis.

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September 03, 2012


Commemorations are being held in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia to remember Russian victims of acts of terrorism.
September 3 is marked in Russia as the Day of Solidarity in the Fight against Terrorism.
Eight years ago on September 3 more than 330 people were killed, 186 of them children, after Russian security forces stormed a school to free more than 1,000 hostages who had been seized by Chechen separatists in Beslan in the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

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2011, Norway attacks

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It was the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II, and a survey found that on average, 1 in 4 Norwegians knew "someone affected by the attacks". The European Union, NATO and several countries around the world expressed their support for Norway and condemned the attacks. On 13 August 2012 Norway's prime minister received the Gjørv Report which concluded that Norway's police could have prevented the bombing of central Oslo, caught mass killer Anders Behring Breivik faster at Utøya and that more security and emergency measures to prevent further attacks and "mitigate adverse effects" should have been implemented on 22 July.


The Norwegian Police arrested Anders Behring Breivik, a then 32-year-old Norwegian right-wing extremist, on Utøya Island and charged him with both attacks. The trial against him took place between 16 April and 22 June 2012 in Oslo District Court, and as at all his remand hearings Breivik admitted to having carried out the actions he was accused of, but denied criminal guilt and claimed the defense of necessity. On 24 August 2012 Breivik was convicted as charged and sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention in prison, which at the end can be repeatedly extended for 5 years as long as he is considered a threat to society.

2011, Norway attacks

The 2011 Norway attacks were two sequential lone wolf terrorist attacks against the government, the civilian population and a Workers' Youth League (AUF)-run summer camp in Norway on 22 July 2011, claiming a total of 77 lives.

The first was a car bomb explosion in Oslo within Regjeringskvartalet, the executive government quarter of Norway, at 15:25:22 (CEST). The bomb was made from a mixture of fertilizer and fuel oil and placed in the back of a car. The car was placed in front of the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and other government buildings. The explosion killed eight people and injured at least 209 people, twelve of them seriously.

The second attack occurred less than two hours later at a summer camp on the island of Utøya in Tyrifjorden, Buskerud. The camp was organized by the AUF, the youth division of the ruling Norwegian Labour Party (AP). A gunman dressed in a homemade police uniform and showing false identification gained access to the island and subsequently opened fire at the participants, killing 69 of them, and injuring at least 110, 55 of them seriously; the 69th victim died in a hospital two days after the massacre. Among the dead were personal friends of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and the stepbrother of Norway's crown princess Mette-Marit.

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22 terrorist acts prevented in Russia since January

Apr 10, 2012 14:30 Moscow Time

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Russian special services have prevented 22 terrorist acts since January 2012, Federal Security Service chief Alexander Bortnikov said on Tuesday.
Speaking at a session of the National Counter-Terrorism Committee in Sochi earlier today, Bortnikov said that a total of 90 militants were destroyed within the same period in Russia.
The statement came after 11 militants were killed in the southern Russia's Stavropol region in a special operation staged by the country's security forces in the early hours of Tuesday.