16 Jun 2011 – Worldwide: Al-Qaeda names Ayman al-Zawahiri as new head of the group following the death of Osama bin Laden.
16 Jun 2011 – Nigeria: Attack on national police headquarters kills six. Boko Harem claims responsibility; attack is believed to be the first suicide bombing in the country.
19 Jun 1961 – Kuwait: The country of Kuwait became independent.
21 Jun 2012 – Afghanistan: Suicide bombers attack Spozmai Hotel in Kabul, killing 20; Taliban claim responsibility.
23 Jun 2009 – Mauritania: American Christopher Leggett killed in Nouakchott; AQIM claim responsibility cites, “Christianizing activities.”
24 Jun 2009 – Iraq: More than 70 people killed, 100 injured in bombing of market in Baghdad’s Sadr City; no claim of responsibility. (361 COMMENT: Probably the work of Sunni militants in order to attempt to inflame sectarian violence. COMMENT ENDS)
27 Jun 2004 – Iraq: Car bombs explode in Al-Hillah, killing 40 and injuring 22. No claim of responsibility. (361 COMMENT: Probably the work of Sunni militants in order to attempt to inflame sectarian violence. COMMENT ENDS)
28 Jun 2011 – Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Hilltop Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul, killing 11 and injuring more than a dozen before all eight attackers detonate themselves; Taliban claim responsibility.
29 Jun 1999 – Kenya: Abdullah Ocalan founder member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) who was captured in Kenya on the 15 Feb 99 was sentenced to death by a Turkish court. This was later commuted to life imprisonment.
30 Jun 2007 – United Kingdom: Burning vehicle driven into Glasgow airport; Iraqi doctor and others arrested in this and the 29 Jun 2007 attempted car bombing.
Dates are taken from the NCTC terrorist calendar and 361 Security Significant dates.