Timeline: Al-Qaida Attacks

Timeline: Al-Qaida Attacks

The attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit is just the latest in a string of attacks that have been linked to al-Qaida, the terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden, and its affiliates. Here is a timeline of attacks and bombing plots claimed by or linked to al-Qaida — either directly or indirectly — over a nearly two-decade span:

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