Terrorist attack, whether it is small or large, is must be condemned and must be avoided because none of the currently recognized religions on Earth encourage killing innocent people. Killing people in the war zone is something else because they are soldiers and are killed by other soldiers in result of rescuing efforts to save their homelands. But killing innocent people is always very bad, no matter where it happens or who is behind this kind of terrorist attack. Below are the top 10 worst terrorist attacks of the history. You can also check the list of Terrorist Attacks in wkipedia.
9/11 Attack on World Trade Center
9/11 attack on World Trade Center is truly on top of the list as it is the worst terrorist attack so far that has been faced by humans living anywhere in any part of the world. This terrorist attack was led by Al-Qaeda terrorists using four jet airliners carrying passengers which actually happened in 2001. They hijacked these commercial jets and then used them to attack on these then world’s tallest twin towers. Two of them were hit these twin towers while one was hit with The Pentagon. The fourth was found crashed in rural Pennsylvania just around Shanksville.
The Oklahoma City Bombing
The saddest incident of the Oklahoma City bombing was happened in 1995 on April 19. This terrorist attack was to hit the Alfred. P. Murrah Federal Building, located in Oklahoma City’s downtown area. This was the deadliest and most tragic terrorist attack in American history on their soil until we saw the worst attack of 9/11. More or less 168 lives were lost in this deadliest attack in which 19 children were included. It left around 680 people injured as well.
26/11 Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Mumbai attacks over TajMahal hotel are considered as the worst terrorist attacks ever happened in Indian history. Mumbai was hit by terrorists on November 26 which claimed more than 100 lives of innocent people. Mumbai terrorist attack was actually a series of bombing and shooting attacks as 10 attacks were registered the same day across Mumbai.
The Wall Street Bombing
The Wall Street bombing is another worst terrorist attack in American history which claims around 38 innocent lives. The deadliest nature of this attack can be assumed with the number seriously injured people which were 143. Terrorists attack on this building on September 16, 1920 at around 12:01 p.m. It seriously disturbed the New York City’s Financial District. Though the actual terrorists behind this attack could not be traced yet but authorities suspected that Galleanists were the mastermind.
World Trade Center Bombing of 1993
World Trade Center became the victim of terrorist attacks not only on September 11, 2001 but also in the past on February 26, 1993. This terrorist attack was the part of a huge series of terrorist attacks in United States. The aim behind this World Trade Center’s attack was to bring these twin towers down but they failed. There was a truck full of bombing materials was detonated by the terrorists in New York City in the basement parking of North Tower.
Amerithrax Terrorist Attacks
This terrorist attack actually started happening shortly after the September 11, 2011’s World Trade Center attack (on September 18, 2001) but the impact continued for several weeks. This saddest incident claimed around five innocent lives and injured more or less two dozen people. FBI stated this incident among most complicated cases to handle in American history. These kinds of letters (that contained anthrax spores) were used by terrorists that were mailed to two notable Democratic Senators as well as to media offices.
Terrorists Border of Chechnya
Chechnya border was once under high influence of terrorists as this really peaceful European country faced a huge series of killings in 2001 on March 24. This European country faced three car bomb attacks on this above-mentioned saddest day on Russian towns. These towns are located just around the Chechnya border. This series of three car bomb attacks claimed 20 lives and left around 93 serious injured.
Manhattan Attacks FALN Group
FALN is a well-popular Puerto Rican nationalist group which was once involved in terrorist activities in United States. Some of the trained terrorists of this group entered into Manhattan, USA on August 3, 1977 and attacked on US Defense Department’s building along with a Mobil Oil building. Only one person reported killed in targeted terrorist attack but injured around 8.
Terrorist Attack on TWA Flight 841
This is the worst terrorist attack in the air which managed to get 8th position in our top 10 worst terrorist attacks of the history’s list. It happened on September 8, 1974 when TWA Flight 841 flew from Athens to Rome. It stopped for around 68 minutes in Greece to take off once again. Originally it took off from Tel Aviv to reach to its destination i.e. New York City JFK International Airport. The plane suddenly crashed (though it was suspected an engine failure) into the Lonian Sea. This engine failure was later on discovered as the result of a small bomb blast in the plane. All 79 passengers lost their lives in this plane crash incident.
Ma’a lot Massacre Terrorist Attacks
May 15, 1973 was probably the worst day in Israeli history when a huge massacre happened in this only Jewish state on Earth. Three armed Palestinian terrorists were behind this terrorist attack who belonged to Liberation of Palestine. They successfully managed to enter into this Jewish state and used the route of Lebanon. More or less 115 people were taken as hostages by them and killed around 25 people. A couple along with their son (only 4-year-old) was also among victim in Ma’a lot town.