terrorist attack terrorist attack

Definition(s):

  • (n) a surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims

Usage(s):

  1. On Tuesday, one of the four men arrested in Melbourne was charged with planning a terrorist attack.
  2. Feds say the al-Qaeda planner has given his interrogators the names of several key members of his organization who may be plotting terrorist attacks on America.
  3. All eight defendants had denied most charges against them, claiming they were planning a stunt and not a terrorist attack to expose failings in Western foreign policy.

News

  1. Kerry: US 'strongly condemns' rocket attack on Baghdad camp housing Iranian exiles

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. "strongly condemns" a rocket attack on a Baghdad camp housing Iranian exiles. In a statement Saturday, Kerry described the attack as an "unprovoked terrorist attack" that was "brutal, senseless and utterly unacceptable."
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Press Releases: Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq

    Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 15, 2013 The United States strongly condemns today’s brutal, senseless, and utterly unacceptable rocket attack on Camp Hurriya that killed and injured camp residents. At the highest levels, we have personally urged the Government of Iraq to render all possible medical assistance to the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of State

  3. Rocket attack kills 2 Iranian dissidents, wounds dozens in Iraq

    The Obama administration condemned as an "unprovoked terrorist attack" a rocket assault on a camp for Iranian dissidents in Iraq that killed two people and injured more than three dozen on Saturday. A spokesman for the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, also known as Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, blamed the attack on the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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