GTD: Global Terrorism Database

Information on Over 113,000 Terrorist Attacks

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2012 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 113,000 cases. Learn more

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GTD DATA VISUALIZATIONS

GTD 2012 WebGL Globe

The GTD 2012 WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of terrorist attacks worldwide. It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team.

GTD 2012 Data Heatmap

The GTD 2012 World Map displays the concentration and intensity (combining fatalities and injuries) of terrorist attacks that occurred worldwide in 2012.

GTD Explorer demostration

The GTD Data Rivers is an interactive visual exploratory tool that allows users to investigate temporal trends in terrorism in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). The GTD Data Rivers aggregates important variables from the database and visualizes them as a comprehensible stack chart.

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THIS DATE IN TERRORISM

2011

Unknown, Iran

07/29/2011: On Friday, near the Bazargan border crossing in Bazargan, West Azerbaijan, Iran, an improvised explosive device planted by unidentified assailants detonated on a natural gas pipeline that carries gas from Iran to Turkey. The attack caused an unknown amount of damage and no group claimed responsibility.
2011

Jaffarabad, Pakistan

07/29/2011: On Friday, near Marri Farm Tentaged village in the Dera Allah Yar area, in Jaffarabad, Balochistan, Pakistan, unidentified militants detonated an improvised explosive device on a railroad as the Bolan Mail passenger train from Karachi to Quetta was passing by. The blast derailed four train cars, damaged a 100-foot portion of the track and caused a four-foot deep crater. There were no casualties and the Baloch Republic Army claimed responsibility for the attack through a post-incident telephone call.