After 9/11: The worst terrorist attacks
Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is finally, thankfully dead. But the tactics and methods honed by him and his organization will likely continue to be employed by heinous individuals and groups around the world. We run through some of the worst terrorist attacks around the world since that fateful September day in 2001.
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The horrific 9/11 attacks inaugurated a new era of violence in our global consciousness. Our nightmares shifted from epic wars between states (the preoccupation of the 20th century) to seedy, unpredictable individuals and groups capable of inflicting casualties on a terrifying scale.
In short, we feared the (atomic) bomb for most of the 20th century. In the 21st, we fear the bomb strapped to a back of an individual. War shifted from the potentially atomic to the atomized.
We take a look at some of the worst terrorist attacks perpetrated across the globe since September 11, 2001. Many of these attacks were inspired by or linked to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda organization. Others were unrelated and concerned with local/regional issues, but just as lethal.
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