Hostage taking
A hostage is a person or entity which is held by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against war. However...
Mali attack: Special forces storm hotel to free hostages
Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage. The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is p...
Guy Held Hostage By ISIS Reveals the One Thing They’re Most Afraid Of
“They follow the news obsessively, but everything they see goes through their own filter. They are totally indoctrinated, clinging to all manner of conspiracy theories, never acknowledging the contrad...
US admits two hostages killed in al-Qaeda raid
The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
Beslan school hostage crisis
The Beslan school hostage crisis (also referred to as the Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre) started on 1 September 2004, lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostag...
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Hostage
A hostage is a person or entity which is held by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against war. However...
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Moscow theater hostage crisis
The Moscow theater hostage crisis, also known as the 2002 Nord-Ost siege, was the seizure of the crowded Dubrovka Theater on 23 October 2002 by 40 to 50 armed Chechens who claimed allegiance to the Is...
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2008 Mumbai attacks
A series of twelve coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days occurred across Mumbai, carried out by Pakistani members of Lashkar-e-Taiba. Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker who was captur...
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Munich massacre
The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, on eleven Israeli Olympic team members, who were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German pol...
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Operation Entebbe
Operation Entebbe was a counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, a...
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Operation Chavín de Huantar
Operation Chavín de Huántar was a military operation in which a team of one hundred and forty-two commandos of the Peruvian Armed Forces ended the 1997 Japanese embassy hostage crisis by raiding the J...
2014 Sydney hostage crisis
On 15–16 December 2014 a lone gunman, Man Haron Monis, held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate café located at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia. Police treated the event a...
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2011 Hectorville siege
The 2011 Hectorville siege was a siege that took place between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 29 April 2011, at the small suburb of Hectorville, east of Adelaide in the state of Sout...
Valle del Cauca Deputies hostage crisis
The Valle del Cauca Deputies hostage crisis (Spanish: Secuestro de los diputados del Valle del Cauca) refers to the kidnapping of 12 Deputies of the Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia, on April ...
Valle del Cauca Deputies hostage crisis - Wikipedia
1978 Dutch province hall hostage crisis
In the morning of March 13, 1978, at 9:45AM three South-Moluccans seized the province hall in Assen, the Netherlands. Some of the people inside could escape by jumping out of the window, including the...
Kenneth Parnell
Kenneth Eugene Parnell (September 26, 1931 – January 21, 2008) was a convicted American sex offender, known infamously for his kidnapping of seven-year-old Steven Stayner in Merced, California....
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Lindhurst High School shooting
The Lindhurst High School shooting was a school shooting and subsequent siege that occurred on May 1, 1992 at Lindhurst High School in Olivehurst, California, United States. The gunman, 20-year-old Er...
The Sergeants affair
The Sergeants affair (Hebrew: פרשת הסרג'נטים‎) was an incident that took place in Mandate Palestine in July 1947 during the Jewish insurgency in Palestine, in which the Jewish underground group ...
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Japan Airlines Flight 472
Japan Airlines Flight 472(ダッカ日航機ハイジャック事件) was an aircraft hijacking carried out by the Japanese Red Army (JRA) on 28 September 1977.
The Douglas DC-8, en route from Paris to Haneda Airport in Toky...
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Indian Airlines Flight 814
Indian Airlines Flight 814 commonly known as IC 814 was an Indian Airlines Airbus A300 en route from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi...
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Manila hostage crisis
The Manila hostage crisis, officially known as the Rizal Park hostage-taking incident, occurred when a disgruntled former Philippine National Police officer named Rolando Mendoza hijacked a tourist bu...
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Asama-Sansō incident
The Asama-Sansō incident (あさま山荘事件, Asama sansō jiken) was a hostage crisis and police siege in a mountain lodge near Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture, Japan that lasted from February 19, 1972 to F...
Asama-Sansō incident - Wikipedia
Laju incident
The Laju Incident (Chinese: 拉裕事件) occurred on 31 January 1974 in Singapore, when four armed men attacked the Shell oil refinery complex on Pulau Bukom and later hijacked the ferryboat Laju.
On 31 ...
Wilfried Böse
Wilfried Böse (1949 – July 4, 1976) was a founding member of the German far-left organization Revolutionary Cells. Böse himself never admitted he carried out terrorist attacks in West Germany b...
Canadian Caper
The "Canadian Caper" was the popular name given to the joint covert rescue by the Canadian government and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of six American diplomats who had evaded capture during ...
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