Timeline of terrorist attacks in 2017 perpetrated by Jihadist groups such as ISIS (The Islamic State) and al-Qaida.
Timeline of Islamist (ISIS and al-Qaida) terrorist attacks around the world. Active warzones, (Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, etc.) not included. Where applicable, information on the origins and allegiance of the terrorist attackers is provided, along with casualty information. This timeline is embedded on our website at https://www.historyguy.com/2017_terrorist_attacks_timeline.htm
Gunman kills 39 people and at least 70 are wounded when he opened fire in a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey during New Year's Eve celebrations. ISIS claimed responsibility.
An Egyptian in France on a tourist visa was attacked a group of French soldiers, who were guarding a major entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. One of the soldiers was injured by the attacker, who was armed with a machete. While no Jihadist group claimed responsibility, the attacker's social media history showed an affinity with ISIS.
A suicide bomber attacks a Bangladesh military base, killing one and wounding two. This comes only days after ISIS calls for attacks in Bangladesh.
A radicalized French citizen of North African heritage attacked a police officer in a Paris suburb, and then, after driving to Orly Airport, he attacked a group of three French military guards, injuring one. The French troops killed him. Casualties were limited to the injured police officer and one soldier at the airport. The terrorist was on French watchlists for potential terrorists. At Orly, the attacker shouted "I am here to die for Allah."
An ISIS-inspired attacker drove a vehicle into a crowd near Westminster Palace in London, Five people were killed, and 49 wounded. The attacker was killed by police.
ISIS terrorists set off bombs in crowds at South Surma, Bangladesh. Seven were killed and over 40 wounded. Four terrorists died.
A Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen blew up a train in Saint Petersburg, Russia, killing 15 and wounding 64 others. The attacker was also killed in the explosion. Russian authorities found a second bomb and defused it. The attack was claimed by the Jihadist group, the Imam Shamil Battalion, which is affiliated with al-Qaida.
Two teenaged boys radicalized by ISIS propaganda, go on a stabbing spree in Queanbeyan, Australia, killing one man and wounding two others. They were arrested. Drug use also played a part in these attacks.
A refugee from Uzbekistan, who pledged allegiance to ISIS, drove a truck through a crowded street in Stockholm, Sweden, killing five and injuring 14.
ISIS terrorists bomb Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt on Palm Sunday. 45 were killed and at least 126 wounded.
A French Muslim shot four French National police officers on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. ISIS claimed responsibility for this attack. One officer died, the other three survived. The shooter was killed by police.
Terrorists attacked the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England during a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande. 23 were killed, and over 500 wounded. Many of the victims were teen and pre-teen girls. The attacker was a British-born Muslim of Libyan heritage who had been radicalized by Islamist militants. ISIS claimed responsibility.
Buses carrying Coptic Christians were attacked by armed Jihadists near Minya, Egypt. The attack killed 29 and wounded 22. Casualties included several children. ISIS later claimed responsibility.
Islamist terrorists drove a van into crowds on London Bridge in London, England, killing eight and wounding 48. After their van crashed, the three terrorists ran into a nearby market and continued their attack by stabbing people. The attackers were killed by police, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
A Somali-born Australian Muslim holds hostages in an apartment building in Brighton, Australia. Three police officers are injured and one civilian is killed. ISIS claimed responsibility, and the attacker spoke about both ISIS and al-Qaida.
An Algerian national who claimed allegiance to ISIS attacked a police officer guarding the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Police shot and wounded the attacker. One police officer was injured when the attacker hit the officer's head with a hammer.
Two terrorist attacks were simultaneously carried out by five ISIS terrorists at the Iranian Parliament building and the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, both in Tehran, Iran, leaving 17 civilians dead and 43 wounded. The terrorist commandos attacked with small-arms. Iran had been at war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq for nearly three years. Iran launched a retaliatory missile attack into ISIS-controlled territory in retaliation.
A lone wolf attacker from Morocco exploded a poorly-made bomb in Brussels Central Station in Brussels, Belgium. Police shot and killed him as he fled the scene. There were no casualties only due to the fact that his bomb was poorly made and the explosion was not sufficient to cause great damage. Investigators said that had the bomb been properly made, it could have produced mass casualties. Evidence suggests that the attacker was sympathetic to ISIS.
An Algerian national with sympathies for ISIS rammed a car into a group of French soldiers, injuring six. When police later shot and captured the attacker, a police officer was injured in that shooting.
Terrorists attacked with vehicles in Barcelona and nearby Cambrills, in Spain. 16 people were killed and 152 injured in the attacks. All of the attackers were killed. There also was an explosion the night before in Alcanar that killed several terrorists. It is believed that the original terrorist plan was to use explosives, but the terrorists accidentally blew themselves up instead. ISIS claimed responsibility.
A Somali-born immigrant (with Belgian citizenship), attacked police officers in Brussels, Belgium with a machete, injuring two officers. He shouted "Allahu Akbar," as he made the attack. The attacker was shot and killed by the police. ISIS later claimed responsibility for this attack.
An improvised explosive device (IED) blew up at a train line at Parsons Green Underground station, in London, England, injuring 30. ISIS claimed responsibility.
In Edmonton, Canada, a Somali refugee attacked police and civilians with a truck and a knife. Ramming into a police officer manning a barricade near a Canadian Football League game, the attacker also stabbed the officer. As he fled police in his U-Haul truck, the attacker also ran into and injured four civilians. The attacker was captured and arrested. He had previously been investigated for links to terrorism.
A Tunisian immigrant who was in France illegally, stabbed and killed two women in Marseille, France. ISIS claimed responsibility.
An Uzbek immigrant used a pickup truck to run down Halloween day crowds in New York City, killing 8 and wounding 11. The attacker was killed by police. ISIS claimed responsibility. This was the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since the September 11 attacks in 2001.
In Sinai, Egypt, the al-Rawda mosque was attacked by 40 gunmen during Friday prayers. 311 worshippers were killed and nearly 125 wounded. This mosque and the worshippers belonged to the Sufi sect of Islam. The gunmen carried ISIS banners and flags. ISIS, is a Sunni Islamist terrorist group, and hates not only Christians and Jews, but also Muslims that do not believe in their brand of Sunni Islam. Sufis and Shiites are among the groups they hate.
A pipe bomb partially detonated in the subway station near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, injuring three civilians along with the terrorist. The attacker is a Bangladeshi with permanent U.S. Residency status. His radicalization is partially connected to books by Muhammad Jasimuddin Rahmani, the spiritual leader of extremist group Ansarullah Bangla Team which is linked to the terror group al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.
A home-made explosive device detonated at a supermarket in St. Petersburg, Russia, injuring 13 shoppers. ISIS claimed responsibility, though that claim is not backed by any proof. The suspect has a history of mental health issues.