Al-Qaida claims responsibility for two car bombs that exploded simultaneously in Istanbul, Turkey, targeting two synagogues. The blasts kill 25 people and injured nearly 300.
Iraq elections take place.
Bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kill 26 people.
Two Bali nightclub bombings by Muslim terrorists kill 200 people and injure more than 300. Bombings target Australians for their participation in the war on terror.
Jose Padilla arrested in Chicago on suspicion of planning to explode a radioactive “dirty bomb”
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in Pakistan