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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Terrorist acts in 2006

Terrorist activity in 2006 for select groups.

Groupe Salafiste pour la Predication et le Combat

2006 On 1 January, GSPC militants ambushed an Algerian army convoy in Skikda and on 15 January they ambushed a national gendarmerie convoy in Dillys, injuring four people.

On 14 May, a group of ten suspected GSPC members surrendered to Algerian security forces in Tlemcen region after a tip-off led police to a cafe where the group was meeting.

Front Pembela Islam

2006 On 19 February, more than 200 FPI activists besieged the US embassy in Jakarta during protests against Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad and his representation in a sculpture in the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.

On 12 April, FPI members vandalised a building housing the office of the new Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine in Jakarta in protest against its publication in the Muslim nation. Dozens of police were on the scene as around 300 hardline Muslims carried out the attack, but no arrests were made. South Jakarta police chief Wiliardi Wizard said that the perpetrators would be hunted down.

2006 Two alleged HuJI operatives were arrested in New Delhi before National Day celebrations on 25 January.

Euzkadi Ta Askatsuna

2006 On 5 January, a small explosion occurred in a hotel in the central Spanish city of Zaragoza; no casualties were reported. The blast was preceded by a telephone warning purportedly from ETA."

On 1 February, a bomb exploded at the central post office in Vizcaya province, near Bilbao; no casualties were reported. Police were alerted before the blast by a telephone tip allegedly phoned in the name of ETA. The bomb consisted of between 10 and 15 kg of explosive.

On 22 February, a bomb placed in a rucksack exploded on an industrial estate near Bilbao in northern Spain, causing damage but no injuries. The blast occurred after a warning from ETA.

On 8 March, a bomb exploded at the offices of a far right political party, Falange, in Santona, northern Spain, after a warning call from ETA. There were no casualties and only limited damage.

On 9 March, two bombs exploded near highways in northern Spain on 9 March, after a warning that five devices had been planted by ETA. There were no reports of injuries.
On 22 March, ETA declared a permanent ceasefire after almost 40 years of violence in Spain, Reuters reported. ETA said its objective was now to 'start a new democratic process in the Basque country'.

Worker’s Party of Kurdistan

From early 2006, deadly attacks, primarily in the form of ambushes and mines, increased against the Turkish military in the Kurdish southeast. The Turkish government subsequently increased the military presence in the region, leading to the deaths of dozens of Kurds protesting against the deployment.

Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist

2006 In late January, the Maoist ceasefire ended, leading to an immediate resumption of insurgent violence targeting candidates in local elections. Owing to the Maoist intimidation and a boycott by the political parties, over half of the seats in the February election were uncontested.

In March, the Maoists signed another accord with the political parties, agreeing to an interim government and a campaign of agitation.

In April, the month-long Maoist-parties campaign began with a four-day strike.

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