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Al-Qaida attacks take a heavy toll around the world

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Recent major attacks outside Iraq claimed by or linked to the al-Qaida terror network:

July 23, 2005: Bombings in the Egyptian resort at Sharm el-Sheik kill at least 64 people, including 17 foreigners, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. Local hospitals put the death toll at 88, with at least 119 wounded.

July 7, 2005: Four suicide bombers blow themselves up on London subways and a bus, killing 52 people.

Oct. 7, 2004: Three suicide car bombings targeting the Eqyptian resorts at Taba and Ras Shitan kill 34 people, including 11 Israelis.

March 11, 2004: An attack on four commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, kills 191 people and wounds more than 1,600.

November 2003: On Nov. 15, car bombs explode outside two synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 23 people plus the two bombers. Five days later, trucks packed with explosives detonate at a London-based bank and the British consulate in Istanbul, killing more than two dozen people and wounding nearly 450.

Aug. 5, 2003: A suicide bomber kills 12 people and wounds 150 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.

May 16, 2003: Bomb attacks in Morocco kill at least 28 people.

May 12, 2003: Four explosions rock Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in an attack on compounds housing Americans, other Westerners and Saudis. The attack kills 35 people, including eight Americans.

Dec. 30, 2002: A gunman kills three American missionaries at a Southern Baptist hospital in Yemen.

Nov. 28, 2002: Suicide bombers kill 12 people at an Israeli-owned beach hotel in Kenya and two missiles narrowly miss an airliner carrying Israelis.

Oct. 12, 2002: Nearly 200 people, including seven Americans, are killed in bombings in a nightclub district on the Indonesian island of Bali.

Sept. 11, 2001: Hijackers slam jetliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and a fourth hijacked jet crashes in a Pennsylvania field, killing nearly 3,000 people.

Oct. 12, 2000: Suicide attackers on an explosives-laden boat ram the destroyer USS Cole off Yemen, killing 17 American sailors.

Aug. 7, 1998: Car bombings at the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, kill 231 people, including 12 Americans.