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2005 Jul 22
In Germany a pilot died when his ultralight plane crashed near the German parliament. He was questioned over the disappearance of his wife and expressed "suicidal intentions" before the flight.
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2005 Jul 24
Iraqi police said a suicide attacker slammed a truck loaded with explosives into sand barriers outside a Baghdad police station, killing at least 39 people and wounding 30. A US Marine was killed in combat operations near Rutbah. 4 US troops were killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baghdad.
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2005 Jul 29
A suicide attacker detonated an explosives belt in a crowd of Iraqi army recruits in Rabiya near the Syrian border, killing at least 52 and wounding 93. After the blast, US and Iraqi troops opened fire believing they were under attack. Some of the army recruits were killed by the gunfire.



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2005 Aug 5
US and Iraqi troops repelled a series of coordinated insurgent attacks in southern Baghdad, killing six rebels and capturing 12. At nearly the same time, a suicide attacker drove a truck loaded with explosives into a nearby Iraqi army checkpoint, killing an Iraqi soldier. A suicide car bomber tried to attack another Iraqi position in the area, but a US tank fired and hit the car, killing the driver and causing the car bomb to explode prematurely.
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2005 Aug 7
In central Iraq a suicide bomber driving an empty fuel tanker detonated his vehicle near a police station, killing at least two people. Three Iraqi soldiers and two Oil Ministry employees were killed in two separate drive-by shootings in Baghdad.
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2005 Aug 18
San Mateo, Ca., police found 4 bodies at 1617 Maxine Ave in what appeared to be a triple homicide and suicide. Anthony Richards killed his wife and 2 teenage daughters and then himself due apparently to mounting debts.
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2005 Aug 28
In Israel a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the central bus station in Beersheba during morning rush hour, critically wounding two security guards.
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2005 Sep 8
A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives-laden BMW in the center of Baghdad targeting a passing convoy of private American security agents.
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2005 Sep 16
A suicide car bomber struck as worshippers were leaving a Shiite mosque in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khormato killing 11 people. Militants killed at least 14 more people across the country as the Sunni-dominated insurgency pressed its "all-out war" to destabilize the country.
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2005 Sep 17
In Iraq a suicide car bomb wrecked three vehicles in a US convoy near Abu Ghraib prison, and insurgents fired seven mortar shells at the jail and used grenades to damage three armored vehicles in another American convoy in the area.
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2005 Sep 22
In Massachusetts Holli Strickland (33) died of gunshot wounds, along with her grandmother Constance F. Young (71) in what police said was either a double suicide or murder-suicide in Young's West Springfield apartment. They had been released from jail 2 days earlier following charges of severe abuse of Haleigh Poutre (11), who was hospitalized in a vegetative state after her brain stem was partly sheared.
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2005 Sep 23
A suicide bomber detonated hidden explosives on a small bus in Baghdad, killing 6 people. 2 American soldiers died in separate attacks. A roadside bomb killed a US Army soldier whose convoy was patrolling Baghdad.
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2005 Sep 24
A suicide car bomber driving at high speed exploded his vehicle near an Iraqi army checkpoint in downtown Baghdad, killing three soldiers and an Iraqi civilian.
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2005 Sep 28
A suspected suicide attacker detonated a bomb outside an Afghan military training center in Kabul, killing nine people and wounding 28.
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2005 Sep 28
A woman strapped with explosives and disguised as a man blew herself up outside an Iraqi army recruiting center in the northern town of Tal Afar, killing 7 other people and wounding at least 35 in the first known attack by a female suicide bomber in the country's bloody insurgency.

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2005 Sep 29
Three suicide attackers exploded near-simultaneous car bombs in the heart of Balad, a mainly Shiite town, killing 62 people and wounding 70 amid a new surge of violence before an Oct. 15 referendum on Iraq's constitution.

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2005 Oct 1
In Indonesia bombs exploded almost simultaneously in two tourist areas of the resort island of Bali, killing 20 people and wounding nearly 200 others. Indonesia said suicide bombers carried out the blasts that bore the hallmark of Islamic militants linked to al-Qaeda. In 2006 Abdul Aziz (30) was sentenced to eight years in prison for harboring the alleged mastermind of the bombings. Aziz had also helped set up a Web site calling on Muslims to wage war against "infidels." Mohammad Cholili (28) was sentenced to 18 years in prison for helping to build the bombs. Dwi Widiarto (34) was sentenced to 8 years for helping make the bombersí videotaped confessions. Anif Solchanudin was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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2005 Oct 1
In Norman, Oklahoma, Joel Henry Hinrichs (21), a Univ. of Oklahoma student, committed suicide using an explosive attached to his body near the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where 84,000 people watched a football game.

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2005 Oct 4
A suicide car bomb exploded at a checkpoint at the main entrance of Baghdad's Green Zone, killing two Iraqi policemen and wounding one.
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2005 Oct 6
Insurgents using suicide and roadside bombs killed at least 13 people, including a US soldier, and wounded 19 in the latest of a series of attacks aimed at wrecking Iraq's constitutional referendum. Insurgents attacked an Oil Ministry convoy killing 6 officers.

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2005 Oct 7
Charles Rocket (56), actor and comedian, died of apparent suicide near his home in Connecticut. Rocket was a cast member of Saturday Night Live during the 1980-81 season.
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2005 Oct 10
Israeli forces caught a 14-year-old boy whom militants tried to push into becoming a suicide bomber.
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2005 Oct 12
A suicide bomber killed 30 Iraqis at an army recruiting center. An explosion shut down an oil pipeline near the northern city of Beiji.
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2005 Oct 13
A female suicide bomber blew herself up minutes before an army convoy was to pass on a key highway in Indian Kashmir, the first such attack by a woman in the region's Islamic separatist conflict.
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2005 Oct 20
In northern Iraq insurgents using explosives set fire to the main oil pipeline. Militants riding in a car opened fire on civilians outside a food shop in the southern Dora area of Baghdad, killing two. The militants then stopped, rushed into the store and gunned down a third Iraqi. A rocket hit a public school for students aged 12 to 15 in the western al-Mansour neighborhood of the capital, killing one child and wounding five. A nearby shopkeeper also was killed. A suicide car bomb exploded in front of a provincial government building in the city of Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. Three people were killed and 14 wounded.
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2005 Oct 20
A French couple who poisoned their five children and then tried to commit suicide in a desperate bid to escape towering debt was sentenced to prison terms by a court outside Paris.
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2005 Oct 23
A suicide bombing in a Baghdad square killed 4 people. Another suicide car bomber killed 2 civilians in Kirkuk. In Tikrit a bomb killed a police colonel and his 2 sons. 2 girls (7 and 9) in a nearby car were also killed in the explosion. Drive-by shootings around Baquba killed 5 people. Gunmen killed 3 Iraqis driving a water truck to an army base near Taji. Insurgents killed the head of a Shiite anti-Saddam Hussein group and his driver outside Amara.
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2005 Oct 24
Triple suicide bombings at the Palestine and Sheraton hotels in Baghdad killed as many as 17 people. The next day Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility. A US soldier shot and killed one of three suicide bombers who attacked the Palestine Hotel complex before he could reach his intended target and that probably saved lives in the building.

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2005 Oct 29
In Aliso Viejo a 19-year-old in a black cape and a paintball mask went on a shooting rampage in his upscale Southern California neighborhood, killing a man and his daughter before committing suicide.
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2005 Nov 7
A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle at a checkpoint south of Baghdad and killed four American soldiers. The US command also announced five soldiers from the elite 5th Ranger Regiment were charged with kicking and punching Iraqi detainees.
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2005 Nov 9
Suicide bombers In Jordan carried out nearly simultaneous attacks on three U.S.-based hotels in the capital of Amman in what appeared to be an al-Qaida assault. 2 Americans were among at least 59 people killed and 115 wounded.

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2005 Nov 9
Argentine prosecutors said a Hezbollah militant has been identified as the suicide bomber who flattened a Jewish community center in 1994, killing 85 people in Argentina's worst terrorist attack. Hussein Berro, a 21-year-old Lebanese citizen who "belonged to Hezbollah," was driving the van packed with explosives July 18, 1994. He was identified by friends and relatives in Detroit, Mich., from a photograph.
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2005 Nov 10
In Iraq 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up in a restaurant frequented by police, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 25. A car bomb killed seven army recruits in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.

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2005 Nov 11
Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed that four Iraqis, including a husband and wife, carried out the Nov 9 suicide bombings against three Amman hotels, and police arrested 120 Jordanians and Iraqis in the hunt for anyone who might have aided them.
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2005 Nov 16
A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a convoy carrying Westerners in the main southern city of Kandahar, killing three Afghan civilians and wounding four others.
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2005 Nov 18
In eastern Iraq suicide bombers killed at least 75 worshippers at two mosques including 2 suicide bombers who detonated themselves inside a Shiite mosque in Khanaqin, a town near the Iranian border, killing at least 35 people. In Baghdad two car bombs targeted a hotel housing foreign journalists and killed eight Iraqis.
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2005 Nov 19
A car bomb exploded among shoppers at an outdoor market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in southeast Baghdad, killing 13 people and wounding about 20 others. A suicide bomber detonated his car in a crowd of Shiite mourners north of Baghdad, killing at least 50 people. 5 US soldiers were killed and 5 others were wounded in a pair of roadside bombings in northern Iraq. An ambush on a joint US-Iraqi patrol northwest of Baghdad left 15 civilians, 8 insurgents and a US Marine dead from a roadside bomb and the firefight that followed. It was later reported that Marines killed 24 civilians including women and children in retaliation for the death of a Marine in a roadside bombing in Haditha. In 2006 four Marines were charged with murder and 4 officers were charged with crimes related to their alleged failure to investigate and report the slayings. The four Marines charged with murder for the Haditha deaths were: Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich; Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz; Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt; and Lance Cpl. Stephen B. Tatum. In 2007 murder charges were dropped against Dela Cruz after he agreed to provide testimony in the case. All charges against Sharratt and Stone were dropped on Aug 9. In 2008 charges of involuntary manslaughter against Tatum were dropped. In 2008 Charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, who was accused of failing to investigate the killings, were also dismissed. In 2012 Wuterich pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty and was sentenced to 3 months confinement. Under the plea deal he was discharged under honorable conditions.
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2005 Nov 24
In central Iraq a suicide car bomber targeting US troops handing out toys to children at a hospital killed 34 people, including 4 police guards, 3 women and 2 children.
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2005 Nov 24
A suicide car bomber attacked a crowded market in Hilla, south of Baghdad, on Thursday killing at least 4 people and wounding 23 others.
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2005 Nov 26
In Iraq a suicide bomber drove his pickup truck into a crowded gas station north of Baghdad and killed 12 people. A 2nd car bomb targeting a convoy of foreigners killed four others in the capital.
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2005 Nov 29
In Bangladesh suicide bombers targeting courthouses in 2 cities killed at least eight people and injured 66 in what appeared to be the latest attack by militant Muslims intent on imposing harsh Islamic law.

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2005 Dec 5
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up among shoppers waiting to enter a mall in the Israeli town of Netanya, killing at least 5 people and wounding more than 30 others.
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2005 Dec 6
In Iraq 2 suicide bombers struck Baghdad's police academy, killing at least 43 people and wounding at least 72 more. Al-Jazeera broadcast an insurgent video claiming to have kidnapped a US security consultant.
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2005 Dec 8
In Netrokona, Bangladesh, a suicide bomber on a bicycle rode into a crowd and detonated his explosives, killing 7 other people and wounding dozens. Police detained 8 suspects the next day.


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2005 Dec 8
In Iraq a suicide bomber who jumped on a bus after security checks had been completed detonated an explosives belt among passengers heading to a Shiite city, killing 32 people and wounding 44.
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2005 Dec 14
In northern Afghanistan a suicide bomber blew himself up near Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province. In Faizabad a donkey carrying a land mine exploded near a foreign aid agency's car.
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2005 Dec 19
In Iraq about 24 top former officials in Saddam Hussein's regime, including a biological weapons expert known as "Dr. Germ," have been released from jail. A militant group released a video of the purported killing of American adviser Ronald Allen Schulz. His body and that of a woman believed to be his Iraqi fiancee were found by the US military in a grave in September 2008. A suicide car bomb exploded outside a children's hospital in western Baghdad, killing at least two civilians and wounding 11, including seven policemen.
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2005 Dec 20
In Australia Rebekah Lawrence (34) committed suicide in Sydney. In 2009 a coroner said that participation in an intense self-help course led a woman to suffer a psychotic breakdown before she stripped naked and leaped to her death from an office window in front of horrified co-workers. Her death came two days after she completed The Turning Point, a four-day seminar run by the Sydney self-development company People Knowhow.
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2005 Dec 29
A Palestinian suicide bomber trying to enter Israel blew himself at a military checkpoint set up to foil attackers, killing an Israeli soldier and two other Palestinians.
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2005 Dec 29
A man blew himself up in what appeared to be an attempted suicide bombing near a mosque in the Russian province of Dagestan, killing himself and injuring another person.
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2005 Dec 30
Long lines formed at gas stations in Baghdad as word spread that Iraq's largest oil refinery had shut down in the face of threats against truck drivers, and fears grew of a gas shortage. A suicide car bomber and a mortar killed six people and injured 23 people in separate attacks in Baghdad.
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2005
Killings with guns in the US numbered around 14,000 for this year. There were another 16,000 suicides by firearm and 650 fatal accidents.
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2005
M.J. Nee, Taiwanese actor, committed suicide by hanging.
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2006 Jan 2
A suicide car bomber targeted a busload of police recruits north of Baghdad, killing seven people, and gunmen in the capital killed five workers.
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2006 Jan 4
A suicide bomber killed 32 mourners and wounded dozens at a funeral for the nephew of a Shiite politician, one of several attacks across Iraq that killed a total of 53 people.
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2006 Jan 12
A Palestinian militant blew himself up and two other Palestinians were killed in a gunbattle with Israeli troops during an arrest raid in the West Bank town of Jenin.
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2006 Jan 16
A suicide bomber on a motorbike drove up to a crowd watching a wrestling match in Spin Boldak, an Afghan border town, killing 23 people and wounding at least 30 others. A bomb hit a convoy of Afghan army trucks loaded with troops as they were driving through Kandahar, killing four people and wounding 16.
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2006 Jan 19
A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a Tel Aviv fast-food stand, killing himself and wounding 15 people.
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2006 Jan 19
In West Virginia 19 miners escaped after a conveyor belt caught fire inside Aracoma Coal's Alma No. 1 mine. The bodies of 2 others, who failed to escape, were recovered Jan 21 and Gov. Joe Manchin said he planned to introduce legislation dealing with rapid responses in emergencies. In September 2 miners with safety responsibilities at the mine committed suicide.
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2006 Jan 30
In Goleta, Ca., Jennifer San Marco, a female ex-postal worker, opened fire at a mail processing plant, killing 5 people before committing suicide. A former neighbor was found slain the next day and a critically wounded worker died Feb 1.

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